Kane: Complete Plays: Blasted; Phaedra's Love; Cleansed; Crave; 4.48 Psychosis; Skin

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2001 - Drama - 268 pages
114 Reviews

When Blasted was first produced at the Royal Court in 1995 it was hailed jointly as a masterpiece and a 'disgusting piece of filth' (Daily Mail). Subsequently that play, and the others that followed, have been produced all over the world. This anthology includes Kane's never-before-published Channel 4 screenplay, Skin.

"Kane wrote simply and starkly about the world she saw around her…a mature and vividly theatrical response to the pain of living." Guardian

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The most peculiar collection of plays I have ever read (not that I have read many). Don't read this if you dislike undefinite-ness, violence over violence over violence, bodily fluids, or the sadness of the truth of sadness. Read of an experience. Read full review

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User Review  - Jason Anthony - Goodreads

I really loved Blasted, Phaedra's Love and Psychosis 4.48 but I found Cleansed and Crave a little too arty for a me and kind of difficult to follow. Suffering from mental illness, Psychosis 4.48 ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

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.

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