Kane: Complete Plays

Kane: Complete Plays
Author: Sarah Kane,David Greig
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 0413742601
ISBN 13: 9780413742605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Kane: Complete Plays Book Review:

This volume contains the complete collection of Sarah Kane's plays, including "Blasted"; "Phaedra's Love"; "Cleansed"; "Crave"; "4.48 Psychosis"; and "Skin".

Crave

Crave
Author: Sarah Kane
Publsiher: Methuen Drama
Total Pages: 49
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015048751666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Crave Book Review:

Length: 1 act.

Cleansed

Cleansed
Author: Sarah Kane
Publsiher: Methuen Drama
Total Pages: 45
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105110128100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Cleansed Book Review:

In an institution designed to rid society of its undesirables, a group of inmates try to save themselves through love. Cleansed is a tender and violent fable.

4. 48 Psychosis

4. 48 Psychosis
Author: Sarah Kane
Publsiher: Methuen Drama
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2015-07-30
ISBN 10: 9781474261067
ISBN 13: 147426106X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


4. 48 Psychosis Book Review:

4.48 Psychosis was written throughout the autumn and winter of 1998-99 as Kane battled with one of her recurrent bouts of depression. On February 20, 1999, aged 28, the playwright committed suicide. On the page, the piece looks like a poem. No characters are named, and even their number is unspecified. It could be a journey through one person's mind, or an interview between a doctor and his patient.

'Love Me Or Kill Me'

'Love Me Or Kill Me'
Author: Graham Saunders
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780719059568
ISBN 13: 0719059569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


'Love Me Or Kill Me' Book Review:

Love Me or Kill Me is the first study of Sarah Kane, the most significant British dramatist in post-war theater. It covers all of Kane's major plays and productions, contains hitherto unpublished material and reviews, and looks at her continuing influence after her tragic early death. Locating the main dramatic sources and features of her work as well as centralizing her place within the 'new wave' of emergent British dramatists in the 1990's, Graham Saunders provides an introduction for those familiar and unfamiliar with her work.

Sarah Kane in Context

Sarah Kane in Context
Author: Lauren De Vos,Graham Saunders
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-12-15
ISBN 10: 9780719086458
ISBN 13: 0719086450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Sarah Kane in Context Book Review:

From the controversy in 1995 that heralded Blasted, to her death in February 1999, Sarah Kane built a reputation as an established playwright of international stature. This is the first volume of collected essays by some of the leading scholars in their field, providing a comprehensive approach to the body of work she produced in this brief period. Essays included cover the political, literary, and theatrical identities that have exerted influence on Kane’s work, as well as a discussion and assessment of her innovative theatrical experiments and the performative issues that arise from within the plays. Sarah Kane in Context examines one of the most controversial and influential dramatists who emerged during the "In-Yer Face" generation of British dramatists in the 1990s and provides an essential guide to Kane for students and scholars alike.

Phaedra's Love

Phaedra's Love
Author: Sarah Kane
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
Total Pages: 41
Release: 2002-01-24
ISBN 10: 9780413771124
ISBN 13: 0413771121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Phaedra's Love Book Review:

First single volume edition of this bold version of a classic by Sarah Kane Sarah Kane's radical reworking of Seneca's classical tragedy of incest and unrequited lust. Phaedra's Love is a bold and provocative revisioning of the story of Phaedra's obsessive and destructive love of her son Hippolytus and his violent punishment by Theseus.

Metamorphosis - Structures of Cultural Transformations

Metamorphosis - Structures of Cultural Transformations
Author: Jürgen Schlaeger
Publsiher: Gunter Narr Verlag
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9783823341741
ISBN 13: 382334174X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Metamorphosis - Structures of Cultural Transformations Book Review:

Blasted & Phaedra's Love

Blasted & Phaedra's Love
Author: Sarah Kane
Publsiher: Methuen Drama
Total Pages: 97
Release: 1996-12-02
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105020305467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Blasted & Phaedra's Love Book Review:

In January 1995, Sarah Kane's first full-length play, Blasted, opened at the Royal Court Theatre. It became the cause celebre of the theatrical year, making front-page headlines and outraging critics with its depiction of rape, torture and violence in civil war. This two-play volume brings together Blasted and Phaedra's Love, Kane's radical reworking of Seneca's classical tragedy of incest and unrequited lust, which premiered at the Gate Theatre, London, in May 1996.

Revelation or Damnation? Depictions of Violence in Sarah Kane’s Theatre

Revelation or Damnation? Depictions of Violence in Sarah Kane’s Theatre
Author: Lea Jasmin Gutscher
Publsiher: diplom.de
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2014-11-01
ISBN 10: 3954898322
ISBN 13: 9783954898329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Revelation or Damnation? Depictions of Violence in Sarah Kane’s Theatre Book Review:

With her controversial stage art, the young playwright Sarah Kane broke new dramaturgic ground and made a lasting impression that changed British drama forever. Even though it is part of the canon covering post-war drama, Kane’s work has often met with misunderstanding and fierce criticism due to the uncountable representations of atrocities. How can we make sense of Kane’s seemingly crude and bleak theatre? Mainly concentrating on the play Cleansed, the author examines the nature of violence in Kane’s writing. What purpose does it serve? Is it simply employed for its shock value? Or is it rather used as a metaphor? Kane herself considered her third full-length play as a play about love. In suggesting a figurative reading of the late playwright’s texts, the author shows how Kane embraces violence as a metaphor of the various sufferings both love and life perpetrate upon the human being. Locked beneath the revolting cruelties, we can find a vivid theatricality, powerful images, and a unique rhythm and sound of language.

Sarah Kane's Blasted

Sarah Kane's Blasted
Author: Helen Iball
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2015-04-06
ISBN 10: 1474242510
ISBN 13: 9781474242516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Sarah Kane's Blasted Book Review:

Blasted has been labelled as one of the landmark plays of post-war British theatre, achieving its iconic status and, indeed, its notoriety, very quickly. Sarah Kane's suicide in 1999 consolidated a process of singling-out that had begun four years earlier with the 'national outrage' initiated by the media's scandalised response to the premiere of Blasted. The brutal content of the play resulted in much-quoted hostility from the critics. Academic attention to the play has begun a process of re-evaluation, debating the production and reception of the play and key issues including its status as a classic example of 'in-yer-face' drama. This guide provides a comprehensive critical introduction to Blasted, giving students an overview of the play's significance, a brief biography of Sarah Kane and a guide to socio-political background; a detailed analysis of the play's structure, style and characters; an analysis of key production issues and choices; an overview of key productions from the 1995 Royal Court premiere to today; and a chapter exploring possibilities and exercises for practical work on the play. An annotated guide to further reading highlights key secondary material including useful websites.

Performing Identity and Gender in Literature, Theatre and the Visual Arts

Performing Identity and Gender in Literature, Theatre and the Visual Arts
Author: Panayiota Chrysochou
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN 10: 1443878588
ISBN 13: 9781443878586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Performing Identity and Gender in Literature, Theatre and the Visual Arts Book Review:

This volume presents a compelling mélange of chapters focusing on the myriad ways in which performance and gender are inextricably bound to identity. It shows how gender, performance and identity play themselves out in various ways, contexts and genres, in order to illumine the very instability and fluidity of identity as a static category. As such, it is a must-read for anyone interested in gender studies, identity politics and literature in general.

Performing Psychologies

Performing Psychologies
Author: Nicola Shaughnessy,Philip Barnard
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2019-02-07
ISBN 10: 147426087X
ISBN 13: 9781474260879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Performing Psychologies Book Review:

Performing Psychologies offers new perspectives on arts and health, focussing on the different ways in which performance interacting with psychology can enhance understanding of the mind. The book challenges stereotypes of disability, madness and creativity, addressing a range of conditions (autism, dementia and schizophrenia) and performance practices including staged productions and applied work in custodial, health and community settings. Featuring case studies ranging from Hamlet to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the pioneering work of companies such as Spare Tyre and Ridiculusmus, and embracing dance and music as well as theatre and drama, the volume offers new perspectives on the dynamic interactions between performance, psychology and states of mind. It contains contributions from psychologists, performance scholars, therapists and healthcare professionals, who offer multiple perspectives on working through performance-based media. Presenting a richly interdisciplinary and collaborative investigation of the arts in practice, this volume opens up new ways of thinking about the performance of psychologies, and about how psychologies perform.

Blasted

Blasted
Author: Sarah Kane
Publsiher: Methuen Drama
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2019-11-04
ISBN 10: 9781350135024
ISBN 13: 135013502X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Blasted Book Review:

I know you want to punish me, trying to make me live. In 1995 Sarah Kane's first full-length play Blasted sent shockwaves throughout the theatrical world. Making front-page headlines, the play outraged critics with its depiction of rape, torture and violence in civil war. However, from being roundly condemned by the critics the play is now considered a seminal work of European theatre and has defined an entire era of stage writing. In an expensive hotel room in Leeds, Ian, a middle-aged tabloid journalist, sits with his teenage lover Cate who he attempts to seduce and eventually rapes. As reality dissipates, the room becomes embroiled in civil war as a soldier invades the space and the play descends into apocalyptic scenes of brutality. Blasted's canonical status reflects the raw beauty and terror of Kane's writing. Probing the brutality people inflict upon one another, the suffering and violation, the play also looks at the role of love and the redemption it offers. Unafraid to delve into darkness, this is a provocative, fragmenting piece full of significance and power. Blasted premiered at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in January 1995. Methuen Drama's iconic Modern Plays series began in 1959 with the publication of Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey and has grown over six decades to now include more than 1000 plays by some of the best writers from around the world. This new special edition hardback of Blasted was published to celebrate 60 years of Methuen Drama's Modern Plays in 2019, chosen by a public vote and features a brand new foreword by Mel Kenyon.

Contemporary British Theatre

Contemporary British Theatre
Author: V. Angelaki
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-09-12
ISBN 10: 1137010134
ISBN 13: 9781137010131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Contemporary British Theatre Book Review:

This edited collection brings together a team of internationally prominent academics and delivers cutting-edge discourse on the strongly emerging tradition of experimentation in contemporary British theatre - redefining what the dramatic stands for today. Each chapter of the collection focuses on influential contemporary plays and playwrights.

In-Yer-Face Theatre

In-Yer-Face Theatre
Author: Aleks Sierz
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-10-23
ISBN 10: 0571318495
ISBN 13: 9780571318490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


In-Yer-Face Theatre Book Review:

The most controversial and newsworthy plays of British theatre are a rash of rude, vicious and provocative pieces by a brat pack of twentysomethings whose debuts startled critics and audiences with their heady mix of sex, violence and street-poetry. In-Yer-Face Theatre is the first book to study this exciting outburst of creative self-expression by what in other contexts has been called Generation X, or Thatcher's Children, the 'yoof' who grew up during the last Conservative Government. The book argues that, for example, Trainspotting, Blasted, Mojo and Shopping and F**king are much more than a collection of shock tactics - taken together, they represent a consistent critique of modern life, one which focuses on the problem of violence, the crisis of masculinity and the futility of consumerism. The book contains extensive interviews with playwrights, including Sarah Kane (Blasted), Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and F**king), Philip Ridley (The Pitchfork Disney), Patrick Marber (Closer) and Martin McDonagh (The Beauty Queen of Leenane).

Sarah Kane‘s Role in the In-Yer-Face Theatre

Sarah Kane‘s Role in the In-Yer-Face Theatre
Author: Olga Kruglova
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 13
Release: 2011-05-10
ISBN 10: 3640911636
ISBN 13: 9783640911639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Sarah Kane‘s Role in the In-Yer-Face Theatre Book Review:

Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, Ruhr-University of Bochum, course: Sarah Kane, language: English, abstract: 1. Introduction “Her plays were among the most controversial of the decade”. So Aleks Sierz characterizes one of the “big three of in-yer-face theatre” Sarah Kane with her shocking plots and even more shocking word choice for their descriptions. She published five plays, Blasted, Phaedra’s Love, Cleansed, Crave, and 4.48 Psychosis, one short film, Skin, and two newspaper articles for The Guardian. Her works deal with such topics as violence, also sexual violence, pain, torture, hetero- und homosexual love, incest and death. She provokes with her stories and crosses the boundaries of the normal, common reality. Which role did Sarah Kane play indeed in the establishing of the in-yer-face theatre? The following term paper will analyze this question. It will be shown, what in-yer-face theatre is with its history, rules and peculiarities. A structured schema will be built according to these characteristics in order to allow the further analyses of Kane’s role in establishing of in-yer-face theatre concept. In frames of Sarah Kane’s five plays will be examined, which characteristic features of the movement they pick up, which resemblances these plays bear to other works in line with the in-yer-face theatre concept and which innovative contributions they have brought.

The New War Plays

The New War Plays
Author: J. Boll
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2013-10-18
ISBN 10: 1137330023
ISBN 13: 9781137330024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The New War Plays Book Review:

How can war be represented on stage? How does the theatre examine the structures leading to violence and war and explore their transformation of societies? Springing from the discussion about 'New Wars' in the age of globalisation, this interdisciplinary study demonstrates how these 'New Wars' bring forth new plays about war.

About Kane

About Kane
Author: Graham Saunders
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105124129979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


About Kane Book Review:

In About Kane, Graham Saunders offers an important study of one of the most controversial and talented playwrights of recent times. His survey includes a concise biography, in-depth analysis of Sarah Kane's work, and interviews with Kane and those who helped to put her work on stage. With Kane's reputation still growing, this book is an essential guide for the student and theatregoer.

Trickster

Trickster
Author: Eileen Kane
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-08-01
ISBN 10: 1442693754
ISBN 13: 9781442693753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Trickster Book Review:

A young trainee anthropologist leaves her violent Mafia-run hometown—Youngstown, Ohio—to study an "exotic" group, the Paiute Indians of Nevada. This is 1964; she'll be "the expert," and they'll be "the subjects." The Paiute elders have other ideas. They'll be "the parents." They set themselves two tasks: to help her get a good grade on her project and to send her home quickly to her new bridegroom. They dismiss her research topic and introduce her instead to their spirit creature, the outrageously mischievous rule-breaking trickster, Coyote. Why do the Paiutes love Coyote? Why do Youngstown mill workers vote for Mafia candidates for municipal office? Tricksters become key to understanding how oppressed groups function in a hostile world. For more information visit www.trickster.ie.