Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Iball, Helen.

Title Sarah Kane's Blasted / Helen Iball
Published London ; New York : Continuum, 2008
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription    View Resource Record  
Drama Online    View Resource Record  
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (x, 121 pages)
Series Continuum modern theatre guides
Continuum modern theatre guides.
Contents Acknowledgements; General Preface; 1 Background and Context; 2 Analysis and Commentary; 3 Production History; 4 Workshopping the Play; 5 Conclusion; Timeline; Further Reading; Index
Summary "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."--Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 102-113) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Print version record
Subject Kane, Sarah, 1971-1999 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Kane, Sarah, 1971-1999. Blasted
Form Electronic book
ISBN 144115910X (electronic bk.)
9781441159106 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Blasted