Cleansed has ratings and 61 reviews. KamRun said: مطلبی که در مورد کتاب نوشتم مربوط به دو سال پیش هست و امروز نظرم در مورد این نمایشنامه عوض شده و دو. Decoding Sarah Kane Dimensions of Metaphoricity in Cleansed. by Timo Pfaff. 2 Main Part: Decoding Sarah Kane. In-yer-face: Violence as Metaphor. “Love is war” and “love is a unity”—these are the two main conceptual metaphors underlying Sarah Kane’s play Cleansed (). However, and quite.

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In it had the particular interest of presenting itself in a new form: This story elucidates the plot in Cleansed and provides for a better understanding of what is at the heart of the relationship between Grace and Graham.

He seems to desire her, maybe love her. Immediately, he is rightly horrified by the comparison ‘Is it not indecent to compare the situation of a love-sick subject to that of an inmate celansed Dachau?

Cleansed review – the first cut was the deepest

But Kane being Kane, it’s never a simple matter of finger-wagging condemnation. Cleansed is the third play by the English playwright Sarah Kane.

It’s the risk of that promise – the utterance that can be twisted and perverted and distorted and doubled by context and, yes, maybe proved false or hollow and naive – that is where this play has its heart.

Rod cynically retorts ‘you just have’ to the last one. At the end, Carl is forced to take the dancing woman’s place, dressed in Grace’s clothes. It all clothes the play in a sense of circularity of doom, where characters are in constant search of Redemption, yet end up at loss of everything [Themselves, their lives, meaning, purpose …] One of the rawest reads, ever.


Gracie asks Robin to write her mother for her, but Robin reveals he cannot write. You might hate it, but you won’t just hate it.

In general, the atrocities committed by Tinker seem to follow a kind of cause-effect calculus. To begin with the analysis of metaphors, the first thing one has to bear in mind is that metaphors do not only occur as linguistic realisations. Rod You just have.

If you don’t know Cleansed already, well it’s pretty tough to describe, but I’ll have a go. He seems briefly to find it with the Woman: Katie Mitchell’s directing is characterised by absolutely meticulous realism, by which I mean she kahe completely realised worlds, concrete and foursquare and entire, both in design and acting.

If you ever had any doubts in the back of your mind that this play might be a bit, I don’t know, teenage?

Sarah Kane Dimensions of Metaphoricity in Cleansed

I’ll never lie to you’. Tinker eventually injects Graham with drugs and he overdoses and dies. Could all of this have happened in real life? Supervised and even punished by Tinker in the most inconceivable ways, every one of the characters seeks his aid out of their own distress. People changing identities, rooms with different symbolic connotations and the feeling of entrapment are all very fine themes, but not well executed here.

Instead, it’s this in-between, doubled and ghosted existence that is the only state in which love, true love can function. This is a seamless collaboration. She was a young woman, physical and demarcated and mortal. An androgynous motif that appears throughout Western literature in a multiplicity of guises is the mystical union or the innate desire for such a union of two persons into a oneness.


Perhaps the most shocking and distressing of what I’ve read of Kane’s work so far. Mitchell has taken extremely seriously the light suggestion in the play that the events take place in a building that used to be a university.

He goes and cuts off Carl’s hands in front of Rod, who lays there and comforts him. And with this, no more Sarah Kane left to read.

Cleansed review – Katie Mitchell plunges us into Sarah Kane’s chamber of horrors

Richards named it, vehicle and tenor. The more I read her, the more I am intrigued by how such a mind worked, and what tragedy led to her extraordinarily dim creations. Every time I read a play by Sarah Kane, I have the same feeling: They are characterised by a poetic intensity, pared-down language, exploration of theatrical form, and, in her earlier work, the use of stylized violent stage action. I read Cleansed in preparation of seeing it performed at the National Theatre under Katie Mitchell’s direction, and it is undoubtedly a prime example of in-yer-face theatre.

Characters walk backwards in slow motion, carrying bunches of lilies and black umbrellas. He is represented as a very ambiguous person desperately looking for love.