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Sarah Kane, a provocative playwright whose bleak view of the limitations of human relationships and graphic dramatizations of violence and sex earned her a reputation as an enfant terrible of the British theater...Blasted immediately established her as an important voice in modern playwriting. (The New York Times)
Kane wrote simply and starkly about the world she saw around her…a mature and vividly theatrical response to the pain of living. (Guardian)
Shocking and revelatory. (New York Magazine (Blasted review))
As compact and beautiful as a diamond in structure--and yet the mood it inspires is as black as coal. (Time Out (4.48 Psychosis review))
A hugely unnerving theatrical experience, shot through with the language of the Bible and a genuinesly poetic richness. (Time Out (Crave review))
The writing has an almost unparalleled distiled intensity which is often unbearable to watch...To some it will be repellent.Others will recognize it as absolute proof of the power of live theatre. (Independent (Cleansed review))
Pure theatre. Or rather, impure theatre: dirty, alarming, dangerous. (Observer (Phaedra's Love review))
Sarah Kane (1971 - 1999) was an English dramatist. She is best known for the extraordinary public controversy over Blasted, her first play which, like subsequent works from her, were shocking and defining moments in theater: explosive, theatrical, lyrical and laced with emotional power and bleak humor.
Kane was an amazingly talented writer. Her plays pushed boundaries. They tackle challenging subject matter and force artists to reconsider the boundaries of what's possible on... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Destiny
I read "Blasted" which is one of her most well known pieces. I found it be overly violent and crude. Read morePublished on January 13, 2013 by Kathleen Shultz
Sarah Kane's plays are crass, bleak, bland, not lyrical and certainly not beautiful, neither philosophical nor reflective. She's a reactionary. She's visceral. Read morePublished on September 16, 2012 by ALAINA HAMMOND
Amazing plays. There's no translation of them all into spanish, so this is a great chance to te get acces to them. Read morePublished on May 6, 2010 by Julio Delgado Gonzalez
Book was in great condition. There were no major markings inside, just some normal wear on the spine. Read morePublished on September 17, 2009 by R. O'Shea
A unique voice that took her life too soon. These plays are an important testament to the IN Your Face Theater that lashed out in the 90s. Read morePublished on April 14, 2008 by JSH