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 conflict, into the relatives, into the couple, into the person, and eventually into the theatre of phychosis: the brain itself. This play used to be written in 1999 almost immediately sooner than 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 can be a trip via one person's brain, or an interview among a physician and his patient.
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A protracted silence. ) What do you supply? (Silence. ) now we have a qualified courting. i believe now we have a very good courting. yet it truly is specialist. (Silence. ) i think your ache yet i will not carry your existence in my arms. (Silence. ) you can be okay. you are robust. i do know you can be ok simply because i love you and also you cannot like somebody who does not like themself. the folk I worry for are those i do not like simply because they hate 26 SARAH KANE four. forty eight PSYCHOSIS themselves quite a bit they might not allow a person else like them both. yet I do such as you. i'm going to omit you. and that i comprehend you may be okay. (Silence. ) so much of my consumers are looking to kill me. whilst I stroll out of the following on the finish of the day i have to move domestic to my lover and chill out. i have to be with my acquaintances and sit back. i would like my pals to be relatively jointly. (Silence. ) I fucking hate this activity and that i want my associates to be sane. (Silence. ) i am sorry. –It's now not my fault. –I'm sorry, that used to be a mistake. –It's no longer my fault. –No. it is not your fault. i am sorry. (Silence. ) i used to be attempting to clarify – –I be aware of. i am offended simply because I comprehend, now not simply because i do not. Fattened up Shored up Shoved up my physique decompensates my physique flies aside no strategy to succeed in out past the achieving out i have already performed you'll always have a bit of me since you held my existence on your palms these brutal palms 27 SARAH KANE four. forty eight PSYCHOSIS 28 this can finish me i assumed it used to be silent until it went silent how have you ever encouraged this soreness? i have by no means understood what it truly is i am not alleged to think like a chook at the wing in a swollen sky my brain is torn via lightning because it flies shape the thunder at the back of Hatch opens Stark mild and not anything not anything see not anything What am i admire? the kid of negation out of 1 torture chamber into one other a vile succession of blunders with no remission each step of ways i have fallen melancholy propels me to suicide discomfort for which medical professionals can locate no healing Nor care to appreciate i'm hoping you by no means comprehend simply because i love you i admire you i admire you continue to black water as deep as eternally as chilly because the sky as nonetheless as my center whilst your voice is long past I shall freeze in hell after all i admire you you kept my existence I want you hadn't I want you hadn't I want you'll left me on my own SARAH KANE four. forty eight PSYCHOSIS 29 a black and white movie of sure or no definite or no sure or no definite or no definite or no sure or no i have constantly enjoyed you even if I hated you What am i love? similar to my father oh no oh no oh no Hatch opens Stark mild the rupture starts off i do not comprehend the place to seem anymore uninterested in crowd looking out Telepathy and wish Watch the celebs are expecting the previous and alter the realm with a silver eclipse the one factor that is everlasting is destruction we are all going to vanish attempting to depart a mark extra everlasting that myself i have no longer killed myself prior to so do not search for precedents What got here earlier than used to be just the start a cyclical worry that isn't the moon it is the earth A revolution pricey God, pricey God, what shall I do? SARAH KANE four. forty eight PSYCHOSIS All i do know is snow and black melancholy Nowhere left to show an ineffectual mortal spasm the single substitute to homicide Please do not lower me as much as learn the way I died i will let you know how I died 100 Lofepramine, 45 Zopiclone, twenty 5 Temazepam, and twenty Melleril every thing I had Swallowed Slit Hung it's performed behold the Eunuch of castrated concept cranium unwound the trap the rapture the rupture of a soul a solo symphony hot darkness which soaks my eyes i do know no sin 30 SARAH KANE four.