The cage is my mind: object and image in depicting mental illness on stage
Author: Kaplan, Ellen
Source: Studies in Theatre & Performance, Volume 25, Number 2, August 2005 , pp. 115-128(14)
Abstract:This article examines the use of objects and linguistic disjunctions to create powerful representations of mental illness on stage. In Suzanne Osten’s The Mother, The Girl and The Trash, schizophrenia is viewed ‘from the outside’ - through the eyes of a child. In Sarah Kane’s Crave and 4.48 Psychosis, mental and emotional collapse seem to be taking place within the consciousness of the writer, offering a more despairing picture of disintegration.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Smith College, Northampton
Publication date: 2005-08-01
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