Kane: Complete Plays : "Blasted", "Phaedra's Love", "Cleansed", "Crave", "4.48 Psychosis", "Skin", Paperback Book

Kane: Complete Plays : "Blasted", "Phaedra's Love", "Cleansed", "Crave", "4.48 Psychosis", "Skin" Paperback

Part of the Contemporary Dramatists series

5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


When Blasted was first produced at the Royal Court in 1995 it was hailed jointly as a masterpiece and a 'disgusting piece of filth' (Daily Mail).

Subsequently that play, and the others that followed, have been produced all over the world.

This anthology includes Kane's never-before-published Channel 4 screenplay, Skin."Kane wrote simply and starkly about the world she saw around her...a mature and vividly theatrical response to the pain of living." Guardian


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780413742605



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If I were to describe this in one word, it would be "Devastating." It's unusual, cruel, intense, and only offers the bleakest hope in it's aftermath. However, there lies the beauty of it: Hope in the aftermath of human nature at its darkest hour. For while these stories may feature various practices of sadism, there's an abundance of love and the power it holds. This is definitely not for everyone, but it sticks with you, always.

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Disturbing. Unnerving. Visceral. Utter despair. Words like cancer. Svelte like God. Numb like suicide. Neat like death. Like a Francis Bacon painting. Pope I. Brilliant.

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