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

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2001 - Drama - 268 pages
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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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User Review  - Robin - Goodreads

This is a book that is certainly not for everyone. Its definitely disturbing. It's dark and extreme. There is rape, there is suicide, there is a tongue being cut off, limbs are removed, eyes are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maria - Goodreads

I'm just reading straight through, in order, which I think also means basically chronologically: "Blasted": So intense! Incredibly graphic but tender. Some staging challenges but in other was so ... Read full review

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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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