By Sarah Kane
4.48 Psychosis sees the last word narrowing of Sarah Kane's concentration in her paintings. The fight of the self to stay intact has moved in her paintings from civil warfare, into the kinfolk, into the couple, into the person, and at last into the theatre of phychosis: the brain itself. This play used to be written in 1999 almost immediately ahead of the playwright took her personal existence at age 28. at the web page, the piece appears like a poem. No characters are named, or even their quantity is unspecified. it may be a trip via one person's brain, or an interview among a physician and his patient.
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I couldn’t stay, because I’m staying at my aunt Myrtle’s house and I had to be in by a certain time or she’d lock me out. BENNY She still has her grandkids with her? SKIN Yeah, but when I left, Uncle Clarence was having a good time. Betty French was snuggling up to him. BENNY Maybe it was her, huh? Wanting all his money. SKIN No. Betty wouldn’t do that. BENNY What would you know about women. Jesus. Hey, you never know. She rolled ol’ Kevin Lincoln for his soc. check one time. Hey! Put more wood in that stove.
The Star Quilter 37 She doesn’t even know I have it. I’m surprised no one has told you. LUANNE I haven’t been out and about as much as I used to. I’m so sorry, Mona. I would never imagine you getting that disease. You were always working. Even now, look at you. It makes me feel so sad. MONA So am I, but just a little—not a lot. In a way, I kind of feel lucky. You should see how diabetes affects others. Kim— she just started this pattern today. I thought I’d feel it over and find out how she’s coming along on it.
MONA Yes. And it’s not for sale. LUANNE I wasn’t asking. MONA I didn’t mean it like that, LuAnne. LUANNE But it sounded like it. I didn’t come here to try and get another star quilt from you. There are other women who make star quilts, you know. MONA Ah, I know. I told you some of their names. And they came here and told me you went to see them. LUANNE Oh. About my little project? MONA Yes. LUANNE I suppose you were a little jealous that I didn’t ask you first? MONA No, I’m not jealous. It sounds interesting, but I don’t mind if I’m not involved.
4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane