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Bloomsbury Academic, 2002 - Drama - 61 pages
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Blasted is Sarah Kane's first full-length play which opened in 1995 and was the sensation of that year's theatre season, making front-page headlines and outraging some critics who thought her premise that there was a connection between a rape in a Leeds hotel room and the hellish devastation of civil war wassimplyan attempt to shock audiences. The questions raised in this play about violence are at the heart of Kane's writing.

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This play should come with the biggest trigger warning ever slapped across the front page. Kane is trying to make a point about the connections between individual violence (emotional, physical, and ... Read full review


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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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