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4.48 Psychosis (Methuen Modern Plays)

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4.48 Psychosis sees the ultimate narrowing of Sarah Kane's focus in her work. The struggle of the self to remain intact has moved in her work from civil war, into the family, into the couple, into the individual, and finally into the theatre of phychosis: the mind itself. This play was written in 1999 shortly before the playwright took her own life at age 28. On the page, the piece looks like a poem. No characters are named, and even their number is unspecified. It could be a journey through one person's mind, or an interview between a doctor and his patient.

Sarah Kane (1971-1999) was an English dramatist. She is best known for the extraordinary public controversy over Blasted, her first play which, like subsequent works from her, were shocking and defining moments in theater: explosive, theatrical, lyrical and laced with emotional power and bleak humor.

4.48 Psychosis sees the ultimate narrowing of Sarah Kane's focus in her work. The struggle of the self to remain intact has moved in her work from civil war, into the family, into the couple, into the individual, and finally into the theatre of phychosis: the mind itself. This play was written in 1999 shortly before the playwright took her own life at age 28. On the page, the piece looks like a poem. No characters are named, and even their number is unspecified. It could be a journey through one person's mind, or an interview between a doctor and his patient.

"As compact and beautiful as a diamond in structure—and yet the mood it inspires is as black as coal."—Time Out

Synopsis:

This work is the last play by Sarah Kane, the controversial contemporary British playwright, who died aged 28 in February 1999. A single voice, dragged through therapy and endless medication, reveals the true experience of clinical depression.

Synopsis:

4.48 Psychosis premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in June 2000.

"There's nothing else like it in the language."—The Times

"As compact and beautiful as a diamond in structure—and yet the mood it inspires is as black as coal."—Time Out

"The beauty and rawness—the combination of unprocessed honesty and meticulous craft—remains as striking as ever; Kane's power to take material beyond endurance and shape it, burnish it, laugh at it, dominate it with her art."-Scotsman

"Kane wrote simply and starkly about the world she saw around her... a mature and vividly theatrical response to the pain of living."—Guardian

Synopsis:

4.48 Psychosis sees the ultimate narrowing of Sarah Kane's focus in her work. The struggle of the self to remain intact has moved in her work from civil war, into the family, into the couple, into the individual, and finally into the theatre of phychosis: the mind itself. This play was written in 1999 shortly before the playwright took her own life at age 28. On the page, the piece looks like a poem. No characters are named, and even their number is unspecified. It could be a journey through one person's mind, or an interview between a doctor and his patient.

About the Author

Sarah Kane (1971 - 1999) was an English dramatist. She is best known for the extraordinary public controversy over Blasted, her first play which, like subsequent works from her, were shocking and defining moments in theater: explosive, theatrical, lyrical and laced with emotional power and bleak humor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780413748300
Author:
Kane, Sarah
Publisher:
Methuen Publishing
Author:
Urban, Ken
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Subject:
British & Irish
Subject:
Study Guides
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Methuen Modern Plays
Series Volume:
#859
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9.67 x 5.07 x 0.14 in

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Product details 48 pages Methuen - English 9780413748300 Reviews:
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This work is the last play by Sarah Kane, the controversial contemporary British playwright, who died aged 28 in February 1999. A single voice, dragged through therapy and endless medication, reveals the true experience of clinical depression.
"Synopsis" by ,

4.48 Psychosis premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in June 2000.

"There's nothing else like it in the language."—The Times

"As compact and beautiful as a diamond in structure—and yet the mood it inspires is as black as coal."—Time Out

"The beauty and rawness—the combination of unprocessed honesty and meticulous craft—remains as striking as ever; Kane's power to take material beyond endurance and shape it, burnish it, laugh at it, dominate it with her art."-Scotsman

"Kane wrote simply and starkly about the world she saw around her... a mature and vividly theatrical response to the pain of living."—Guardian

"Synopsis" by , 4.48 Psychosis sees the ultimate narrowing of Sarah Kane's focus in her work. The struggle of the self to remain intact has moved in her work from civil war, into the family, into the couple, into the individual, and finally into the theatre of phychosis: the mind itself. This play was written in 1999 shortly before the playwright took her own life at age 28. On the page, the piece looks like a poem. No characters are named, and even their number is unspecified. It could be a journey through one person's mind, or an interview between a doctor and his patient.

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