Sarah Kane

Standard Name: Kane, Sarah
Birth Name: Sarah Kane
Pseudonym: Marie Kelvedon
Sarah Kane , whose brief life occupied the last quarter of the twentieth century, left (besides monologues) five full-length plays which explore a nightmarish world of violence and sexual brutality. They provoked a strong visceral response through their stark representation of horror and degradation. Some years after her death SK was far more popular and respected among producers, audiences, and critics in Europe than in Britain.


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Fictionalization Virginia Woolf
Versions of VW appeared in many writings by other authors both during and after her own lifetime. On 8 March 1928, Vita Sackville-West informed her that Phyllis Bottome (a popular author and great Woolf fan)...
Literary responses Michelene Wandor
Susanne Greenhalgh faulted the revised Post-War British Drama for being explicitly gendered and highly selective,
Greenhalgh, Susanne. “A Review of <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘m’>Post-War British Drama: Looking Back in Gender</span> by Michelene Wandor”. Contemporary Theatre Review, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 125-6.
insufficiently attentive to recent playwrights like Sarah Kane and Mark Ravenhill , and for declining to engage with the...


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Kane, Sarah. 4.48 Psychosis. Methuen Drama, 2000.
Kane, Sarah. “Blasted”. Frontline Intelligence, edited by Pamela Edwardes, Methuen Drama, 1994.
Kane, Sarah. Blasted; &amp;, Phaedra’s Love. Methuen Drama, 1996.
Kane, Sarah. Cleansed. Methuen, 1998.
Kane, Sarah, and David Greig. Complete Plays. Methuen Drama, 2001.
Kane, Sarah. Crave. Methuen Drama, 1998.
Greig, David, and Sarah Kane. “Introduction”. Complete Plays, Methuen Drama, 2001, p. ix - xviii.