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— Sarah Kane
triplea85 asked: If you haven't, you should read The Author by Tim Crouch. It's a response to the entire In Yer Face movement, and references a number of English plays (including Kane) from the time. It's amazing!
I haven’t! But it looks exactly like my cup of tea! I think I’m going to purchase the Kindle version and read it asap, thank you! :)
If you’ve never read on Kane or if you have and you’re looking for more material, here are a few works you can check out if you’re interested in doing some further reading.
- Love Me or Kill Me: Sarah Kane and the Theatre of Extremes by Graham Saunders, published in 2002.
This is a very interesting detailed account of each of her plays as well as some background information on Kane’s bio and a few bits of interesting interviews at the end. It has a lot of direct quotes from interviews with Kane (although the text for these is not complete). If I have to recommend a single book on just Kane that would be it for now.
- In-yer-face theatre: British Drama Today by Aleks Sierz, published in 2001.
This is very interesting as well because it deals with more playwrights other than Kane so it gives you a big perspective on the context in which her plays were first performed/written as well as what they meant collectively for theatre, society and other playwrights. But yes, while highly informative this is not only about Kane, so it works as a perfect complement for Saunder’s work but if you’re interested in knowing only about Kane perhaps this won’t be enough for you.
- Sarah Kane’s Blasted by Helen Iball, published in 2008
Iball makes a detailed analysis of Blasted in this and she also gives background information on how Kane worked and other interesting tidbits. I think this is good if you have read Blasted and you feel absolutely confused and have no idea how to approach it, but still I’d say it requires a slight background knowledge on theatre to be able to follow it entirely. Either way I am not the biggest fan of this, as I said, it will be informative if you have never come into contact with Blasted or Kane before and you desperately need answers, but if you are very familiar with Kane’s work I don’t think this is excessively informative.
- About Kane by Graham Saunders, published in 2009
I recently purchased this and I am yet to read it but for what I gather this is a detailed account of Kane’s work and it provides more material obtained from interviews with her (probably the material that I find to be missing from 'Love Me or Kill Me…'). As soon as I read it I’ll let y’all know if you’re interested, but it looks like an interesting, perhaps more direct-to-the-point work than his previous.
- Sarah Kane in Context by Lauren De Vos, published in 2011
This is another one I haven’t read but I hope to be able to get my hands on it soon. Sadly there’s not much info on it online, so I can’t say much else. Has anybody read it?
- Cruelty and Desire in the Modern Theatre: Antonin Artaud, Sarah Kane and Samuel Beckett by Lauren De Vos, published in 2011
Sadly, this is about 60€ so I can’t afford to buy it, but looks like a very interesting way to explore Kane through similar playwrights and deconstructing some of her main themes. One day, one day.
Oh and there’s also the very interesting introduction David Greig wrote for the complete plays, which is always a very good place to start. If anybody knows of any other work or can link to some interesting articles, go ahead! :)
**Goes without saying these are my personal impressions on these works.
Anonymous asked: I love what you're doing here -Ms. Kane is by far my favorite playwright and one of the greatest minds this world has ever been so unfortunate to lose. This may sound silly, but I was wondering if you knew of any place online where I could find a t shirt with her face or words on it or, perhaps, an image from a show, or a place where I could find a poster to hang in my room? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Hello! :) Very happy to read that.
It doesn’t sound silly at all, I don’t know what I have done all of this time without a Kane t-shirt! Unfortunately I checked the usual places where I’d look for something like that (etsy and ebay) and I haven’t found a thing. However, you could always print it yourself? There are professional places online that will print whatever you want into cards, or posters or even mugs. There’s moo.com, or vistaprint.com, I’ve used both in the past for business cards and they’re great.
As for t-shirts, I’m sure a quick google search with “custom t-shirt” or “make your own print” will give you loads of places where you can make one. I’ve never used one, though.
And of course, if anybody reading this has any idea of where we can find something like that, please, let us know!
the chronic insanity of the sane"
— 4.48 Psychosis, Sarah Kane.