By Sarah Kane
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 kin, into the couple, into the person, and at last into the theatre of phychosis: the brain itself. This play was once written in 1999 presently ahead of the playwright took her personal lifestyles 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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17 As she boarded the train at Victoria Station in September 1918, she once again felt apprehension and loss as she said a tearful good-bye to her parents. Some 250 students, girls ranging in ages 16 ᪐ Margaret Webster from thirteen to eighteen, attended Queen Anne’s in those years. For the most part, they were daughters of professional people—doctors, teachers, and government of‹cials. Recent studies of British boarding school life for women examine topics of service, authority, control, and self-discipline as preparations for entering the business world.
During her ‹rst months at Queen Anne’s, Peggy compared the new school unfavorably to the old (“the girls don’t get their ‘meat’ ration”). In another letter, she described a desperately homesick girl who set ‹re to her bed in order to be expelled and sent home. ”19 Peggy never set ‹re to her bed, but her letters revealed a lonely child seeking attention in ways most likely to galvanize her parents. She begged her mother to come see her perform in Aladdin. ) Again, Peggy was torn between wanting to be stoical and pleading the case of the “abandoned” child.
The theater was all that May Whitty knew, with the possible exception of unpaid volunteer work—an occupation not unlike staging amateur theatricals. Moreover, her daughter had grown up as part of the theater world, and, with the exception of her boarding school days, had never been apart from it. The combination of Peggy’s need for her mother’s approval and May’s intent to control her daughter’s future (Margaret Webster was potentially the last member of the Webster clan) far outweighed the advice of the authorities at Queen Anne’s.