'Love me or Kill me': an exploration into external influences, identity and madness within the plays of Sarah Kane.

Stephan, Sarah L. (2007) 'Love me or Kill me': an exploration into external influences, identity and madness within the plays of Sarah Kane. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Sarah Kane was an extremely influential playwright of the 1990s and the person whose work is the subject of this dissertation. Kane as a person had an amazing empathy to the struggle of those around her and was largely influenced by the plight of those who were suffering at the hands of war. She was also an extremely interesting writer as she suffered from sever bouts of depression for a large part of her life, and the affect this had on her work is of both great intrigue and ambiguity. The main goal of this dissertation will be to consider the affect and expanse of external influence on her work, but also to carefully consider themes of identity and madness within her plays, and the subsequent affects created. Although the full extent of the affect of Kane's mental state and external influences on her last play will never be fully known, It is the hope of this discussion to provide a careful analysis of 4.48 Psychosis as a piece of dramatic writing.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/328

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