Sunday 22 March 2020
Following the relevant directive of the Ministry of Health, the event Parabases: Sarah Kane - 4.48 Psychosis, scheduled for Sunday March 22nd, is suspended until further notice.
In March, in Parabases – SNFCC Reader’s Theater, Karyofyllia Karabeti and Giannis Klinis perform Sarah Kane’s iconic play 4.48 Psychosis under the directorial guidance of Dimitris Karantzas.
Parabases continues its survey of pioneering voices in literature, theater and poetry, focusing on women – women writers and poets who left their mark on the literary arts through their trailblazing work, as well as iconic female fictional and dramatic characters, who find their voice in the Parabases literary salon under Dimitris Karantzas’s directorial gaze.
“I had a night in which everything was revealed to me.How can I speak again?”
“Sarah Kane died tragically. Everyone's aware, to varying degrees, of the cruelty of mankind, but we manage to compromise with it, put it on the shelf and not think about it for a good part of the day. But I don't think she could do that. She was so naked, and her work was evidently so naked. She had no protective skins at all,” wrote Harold Pinter for the most iconic playwright of the British in-yer-face theater.
Overshadowed by her impending suicide, in 1998 Sarah Kane wrote 4.48 Psychosis – a landmark of contemporary playwriting distinguished by its linguistic intensity, vertiginous structure and frightening death. It conjures the innermost thoughts of someone who is about to take their own life. Although Sarah Kane does not specify the setting – though the title suggests a psychiatric hospital at 04:48 a.m., the time when suicides peak, statistically speaking – the playwright ingeniously divides the monologue among the inner voices that well up inside a person at such a defining moment in their lives.
In Dimitris Karantzas’s staging version, Karyofyllia Karabeti and Giannis Klinis alternate in the roles of doctor and patient onstage.
Translated into Greek by:Roula Pateraki, Antonis Galeos
Staged by:Dimitris Karantzas
Performed by:Karyofyllia Karabeti, Giannis Klinis
Audio environment:Yorgos Poulios
4.48 Psychosis, translated into Greek by Roula Pateraki and Antonis Galeos, is kindly provided by the translators.
The event takes place in Greek.
For ages 18+
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