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".

Blasted

Blasted
Author: Sarah Kane
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-08-15
ISBN 10: 9781408103852
ISBN 13: 1408103850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Blasted Book Review:

This Student Edition of Sarah Kane's seminal play Blasted features expert and helpful annotation and is an accessible guide for anyone studying or performing the play. This includes a scene-by-scene summary, a detailed commentary on the dramatic, social and political context, and on the themes, characters, language and structure of the play, as well a list of suggested reading, questions for further study and a review of performance history. 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. At its debut Blasted was roundly condemned by theatre critics like the Daily Mail who decried it as a "disgusting feast of filth". Today, however, this play is considered a seminal work of European theatre and has defined an era of stage writing. 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.

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.

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.

Morality and Justice

Morality and Justice
Author: Edward Malcolm Batley,David Bradby
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9789042013889
ISBN 13: 9042013885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Morality and Justice Book Review:

Playing for Time

Playing for Time
Author: Geraldine Cousin
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-03-31
ISBN 10: 9781847791689
ISBN 13: 1847791689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Playing for Time Book Review:

Playing for time explores connections between theatre time, the historical moment and fictional time. Geraldine Cousin persuasively argues that a crucial characteristic of contemporary British theatre is its preoccupation with instability and danger, and traces images of catastrophe and loss in a wide range of recent plays and productions. The diversity of the texts that are examined is a major strength of the book. In addition to plays by contemporary dramatists, Cousin analyses staged adaptations of novels, and productions of plays by Euripides, Strindberg and Priestley. A key focus is Stephen Daldry's award-winning revival of Priestley's An Inspector Calls, which is discussed in relation both to other Priestley 'time' plays and to Caryl Churchill's apocalyptic Far Away. Lost children are a recurring motif: Bryony Lavery's Frozen, for example, is explored in the context of the Soham murders (which took place while the play was in production at the National Theatre), whilst three virtually simultaneous productions of Euripides' Hecuba are interpreted with regard to the Beslan massacre of schoolchildren.

Britain at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century

Britain at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century
Author: Ulrich Broich,Susan Bassnett
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9789042015265
ISBN 13: 9042015268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Britain at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century Book Review:

At the turn of the twenty-first century Britain is in a state of change. It is being transformed by the ongoing process of devolution as well as by its increasing multi-ethnicity. At the same time the relationship with the European Union remains controversial. This book charts these transformations in the context of the changes Britain experienced a century ago, at the turn of the twentieth century. Focusing on British politics, culture and literature the articles examine a range of topics, including models of utopian and apocalyptic thought, the contemporary celebrity cult, the state of literary theory in Britain and the recent “boom” in lyrical poetry and the “drama of blood and sperm”.

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.

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.

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).

Saved

Saved
Author: Edward Bond
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2014-01-08
ISBN 10: 1408178095
ISBN 13: 9781408178096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Saved Book Review:

Described by its author as 'almost irresponsibly optimistic', Saved is a play set in London in the sixties. Its subject is the cultural poverty and frustration of a generation of young people on the dole and living on council estates. The play was first staged privately in November 1965 at the Royal Court Theatre before members of the English Stage Society in a time when plays were still censored. With its scenes of violence, including the stoning of a baby, Saved became a notorious play and a cause célèbre. In a letter to the Observer, Sir Laurence Olivier wrote: 'Saved is not a play for children but it is for grown-ups, and the grown-ups of this country should have the courage to look at it.' Saved has had a marked influence on a whole new generation writing in the 1990s. Edward Bond is "a great playwright - many, particularly in continental Europe, would say the greatest living English playwright" (Independent)

New Theatre Quarterly 77: Volume 20

New Theatre Quarterly 77: Volume 20
Author: Simon Trussler,Clive Barker
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2006-05-18
ISBN 10: 9780521535922
ISBN 13: 0521535921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


New Theatre Quarterly 77: Volume 20 Book Review:

Provides an international forum where theatrical scholarship and practice can meet.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'Love Me Or Kill Me'

'Love Me Or Kill Me'
Author: Graham Saunders
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2002-07-05
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015055182532
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.

Rage And Reason

Rage And Reason
Author: Heidi Stephenson
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-05-29
ISBN 10: 1408178036
ISBN 13: 9781408178034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Rage And Reason Book Review:

Women playwrights speak about their art and the theatre in this collection of interviews about a key decade of British drama. Twenty leading contemporary dramatists discuss their work from the perspective of being both writers and women. Each talks about the state of the theatre now, the craft of playwrighting, and the pressures of working within a male dominated environment. The book also features Sarah Kane's very last public interview. 'What I think is so exciting about the response to a number of the plays written by women in the last ten years is that they are popular with audiences - because they've got this quality, this energy and this culture that hasn't been seen much on stage before: a humour, sexiness and wit that's been missing' - Charlotte Keatley