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4.48 Psychosis sees the final 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 struggle, into the relations, 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 presently ahead of the playwright took her personal existence at age 28. at the web page, the piece seems 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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