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Sarah Kane

(1971—1999) playwright


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(1971–99),

playwright, brought up in Essex and educated at Bristol University. Her first play, Blasted (1996, performed at the Royal Court), was a violent drama which brought her success and notoriety. This was followed by Phaedra's Love (1997); Cleansed (1998), set in a concentration camp; and Crave (1998), about obsessional love. Her dark and unsparing vision won her an international reputation before her death by suicide.

Subjects: Theatre — Literature.


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