Blasted

  • Title: Blasted
  • Author: Sarah Kane
  • ISBN: 9780413766205
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Paperback
  • Blasted Blasted is Sarah Kane s first full length play which opened in and was the sensation of that year s theatre season making front page headlines and outraging some critics who thought her premise
    Blasted is Sarah Kane s first full length play which opened in 1995 and was the sensation of that year s theatre season, making front page headlines and outraging some critics who thought her premise that there was a connection between a rape in a Leeds hotel room and the hellish devastation of civil war was simply an attempt to shock audiences The questions raised in thBlasted is Sarah Kane s first full length play which opened in 1995 and was the sensation of that year s theatre season, making front page headlines and outraging some critics who thought her premise that there was a connection between a rape in a Leeds hotel room and the hellish devastation of civil war was simply an attempt to shock audiences The questions raised in this play about violence are at the heart of Kane s writing.

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    About Sarah Kane


    1. Sarah Kane was an English playwright Her plays deal with themes of redemptive love, sexual desire, pain, torture both physical and psychological and death They are characterised by a poetic intensity, pared down language, exploration of theatrical form, and, in her earlier work, the use of stylized violent stage action Kane s life was brought to a premature end when she committed suicide at London s King s College Hospital Her published work consists of five plays and one short film, Skin.


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    1. لم أحب هذه المسرحية لسارةمؤلمة ولكن بصورة منفرة لا تجعلك تود الانغماس في الأحداثبل الهروب منها

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    2. یک نمایش‌نامه آوانگارد و سنت شکن که تمام اصول پیشین نمایش کلاسیک را زیر پا می گذارد. یونسکو می گوید رسالت یک نمایشنامه تنها به تصویر کشیدن و روایت ماوقع است، بدون انتقال هیچ پیامی و ترکیده (یا ویران) دقیقا چنین نمایش‌نامه ای ست. خشونت کلامی، جنایت، تجاوز و زنده خواری بصورت کام [...]

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    3. I chose not to give a rating to this play because it is not something you can just simply hate or like. True, I never want to see this being performed on stage because I don't think I would be able to stand it but at the same time, it is so raw that the message it imparts will have you thinking hours after you are done reading it. This play will haunt you long after you have read it. This is not something that I would have if I hadn't had for school but now that I have, I don't regret it. I don' [...]

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    4. Sarah Kane é considerada por muitos como uma das maiores dramaturgas dos finais do séc.XX, embora isso não lhe retire o epitáfio de depressiva e esquizofrenica. Não andam longe da verdade; enforcou-se aos 28 anos após várias tentativas de suicídio falhadas e o seu desequilíbrio é evidente nas peças que escreveu. Mas isto sou eu que digoHá pouco tempo li um texto retirado duma das suas peças que me emocionou como poucos escritos o fizeram e me levou literalmente às lágrimas. Curios [...]

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    5. یعنی بدتر از این هم ممکنه باشه؟؟

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    6. Before reading Blasted, I had heard so much about Sarah Kane and how controversial a writer she was with subject matters that ranged from male-rape to cannibalism. Kane is often described as one of the most shocking, brutally honest and yet important playwrights of her generation (possibly, even of all time); so suffice to say, I was intrigued. The story follows Ian, a middle-aged, xenophobic, journalist who is obsessively in love with Cate, a shy and mentally fragile younger woman who has to re [...]

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    7. I wrote a research paper on this for class.Sarah Kane simply shocks her audience and doesn't shy away from society's norms and expectations. In today's words, Sarah Kane has some major balls.In my own preference I wouldn't enjoy this as a light or fun read, it's more of an eye-opener that makes you gasp and wince at certain points. The details are brutal and obscene. It's so gory it will perplex your mind and force it to react.Just read it. I have no more to say.

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    8. I used to work in the library of a certain prestigious drama school. One of the acting students told me about this play and I picked it up during my lunch break. I can still remember the paralysing horror I felt at that one particular scene; my mouth literally dropped open and I had to put the book down for a spell to wrap my head around what I'd just read. Relentlessly brutal, ugly, and confronting - it's a satire, right? It's a satire, just like American Psycho. Except not really, because what [...]

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    9. "I CAN SHOCK YOU!!!!!!"That's very nice, Ms. Kane. Would you care to do anything meaningful with that shock?"I CAN SHOCK YOU!!!!!!"No? Then you're really not offering anything we couldn't find in Two Girls One Cup, are you?

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    10. Perhaps what's most surprising, now, in the era of Trump, in which almost no new atrocity surprises any more, is how potently subversive Kane's 22 year old play is, and how it can still shock. In truth, there is nothing in it that wouldn't have been at home at the Grand Guignol 120 years ago (onstage rape?.k; eating eyeballs and other acts of cannibalism? check). But somehow all of this seems even more at home when the looming threat of nuclear annihilation and a world gone mad are not so far of [...]

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    11. Oh man, Sarah Kane. Oh man. I am really sorry you are dead because you were a brilliant writer, but I'm kind of glad I don't have to read more than five of your plays, because Blasted just made me very nearly sick.Post-apocalyptic, in a way. But, unfortunately, quite fathomable as a vision of what might happen in a nation taken over by terrorists. And I'm not talking Al-Quida or anything that we are warned about by politicians. And probably nothing that could actually happen in the "Western" wor [...]

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    12. Another of Sarah Kane's plays, her first full-length play written. In spite of enjoying it a lot, I cannot deny that there is a huge difference between this one and her later works, like Crave and 4.48 Psychosis.I this gore story, we are introduced to Ian, Cate and a hotel room. Despite the civil war going on outside, the struggle inside the room is equally intense. Rape, racism and violence take place in this desolated story of this controversial writer. The innocence and shyness of Cate are so [...]

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    13. It's one of those plays which you can't really love but you can't really hate. It's a scary view into a could-be post-apocalyptic world. The scary part is how realistic it sounds. Of course you have to look past all the shocking and vulgar scenes, but the concepts and the symbolism behind all the weirdness is actually something that could exist in our future. Definitely not something I would pick up just on a whim - it takes a lot of thinking to get through this play, even though it's so incredi [...]

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    14. My favorite of Kane's plays. Very Gaspar Noé.

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    15. This needs to have the biggest trigger warning ever on it (rape, violence, cannibalism, general verbal/physical/emotional violence). No idea how to rate it in all honesty, but I get what Kane is going for here. It's a disgusting yet compelling play about war, humanity, rape culture, and men at their absolute worst. (Not to mention how we can focus on the things in our own backyard and the things that seem the most possible to happen to us, while ignoring atrocities that we can write off as someo [...]

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    16. Ian masturbating.Ian cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt cuntDarkness.Light.Ian strangling himself with his bare hands.Darkness.Light.Ian shitting.

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    17. What a disturbing play. It is so powerful though. I know Kane's style is part of "in-yer-face theatre", and now I fully understand the term.Should come with a trigger warning for rape, cannibalism and violence.

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    18. إيان: لا إله، لا بابا نويل، لا جنيات، لا غابة مسحورة، لا شيء، اللعنة! لا شيءكايت: لابد من وجود شيء ماإيان: ولم؟كايت: إن لم يكن هنالك شيء ما، فهذا يعني أنه لا معنى الحياةإيان: اللعنة! لا تكوني غبية. في كل الأحوال، ليس للحياة من معنى، إن احتمال أن يكون الأمر أفضل بوجود إله ليس سببا [...]

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    19. Very minimalist dialogue; not really my cup of tea, but it is short enough to read like a poem. It touches on several themes, but I think the main theme is the connection between rape and war. One aspect of this connection is revenge, both a sort og karmic revenge, and a more directly related to the characters. However, revenge becomes trivial and complicated at the same time in the context of war: on one side misery is universal, and on the other side people have nothing if not each other; and [...]

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    20. This play was on my post contemporary reading list at my first year at university alongside with 1984, Sexing The Cherry and V for Vendetta. Honestly I had never heard of Sarah Kane nor this play Blasted, I thought nothing of it. During the lecture before we began to study this postmodern masterpiece, my lecture warned us of it's dramatic and upsetting nature with a note that if we felt uncomfortable with any of the topics brought up by this play we could excuse ourselves from the lecture. Of co [...]

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    21. This play should come with the biggest trigger warning ever slapped across the front page. Kane is trying to make a point about the connections between individual violence (emotional, physical, and sexual) and violence on a larger scale (war). However, the play is so filled with violence itself that it is overpowering, and extremely (re)traumatizing. Her point gets lost in the countless scenes of gruesome violence and assault. This play did not motivate me as a reader to actually change the viol [...]

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    22. Despite this play being very centred on the extremes of violence (and being scorned and given negative feedback), I found it beyond what some critics argued around it's publication in 1995. "Disgusting Feast of Filth" - James Tinker, Daily Mail reviewed and yes - to a certain degree - I see what he means because Kane clearly intended to convey a powerful message with the use of presenting pure violence onstage in order to truly shock the audience and force them to perceive what the horrors of wa [...]

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    23. A star rating isn't something I desire to give this play.The first of Sarah Kane's 5 plays in her short life, this is a three-part challenge to theater as it was and remains a piece of art that can shock us. A great discussion piece on the purpose of violence on stage, and what it means to pull and push and audience - and to what end. I still find it a strong response to our lack of concern for the violence right next door to us: in Kane's case, the genocide and mass rape in the former Yugoslavi [...]

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    24. Strong, audacious writing. Sarah Kane was never a writer to avoid uncomfortable topics, and Blasted is certainly no exception. Racism, masturbation, sodomy, rape, and cannibalism all make appearances in the course of the play, which follows the cantankerous Ian and deeply sensitive Cate as they hide out in a hotel room as an undefined civil war rages outside.It's a divisive play, to be sure. The frank and unapologetic nature of Kane's writing, especially as it relates to moments of intense viole [...]

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    25. When the world is turned inside out by trauma, there rises a terrible grave for buried feelings. Figures warp and one's outlook on external life is also cast by the sinister half-light of an apocalyptic horror show, gleaming with the all-too-ready tranfusion by eager donors with vampiric intentions. And as we once again close the blinds upon this play, may we never meet again what an insane rage populated into a new human--a stranger burying a body in our very own gardena spectre we once trusted [...]

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    26. Maybe Sarah Kane just isn't my cup of tea. While showcasing a marvelous theatrical imagination and gruesome images/juxstapositions that make one ask, "What the hell is going on here?" (in a good way), I just felt beaten over the head by the play's meesage. My tastes tend to run more subtle than Ms. Kane's work, so when her story doesn't add up to much more than a polemical end, I appreciate her passion more than her storytelling. Just one gal's opinion.

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    27. Just a monotonous shopping list of atrocities and wannabe "shocking" provocations. Furnished with empty vessels that can barely be called characters (who are inconsistently written, unlikeable, and emotionally vapid), this play amounts to not much more than 60 pages of blargh.

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    28. المعنى كان عميق لكنّ الطريقة التي صُوّر بها لم تخدمه.ــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــ"من قد ينجب أطفالًا؟ ، تنجبينهم ثم يكبرون ثم يكرهونك ثم تموتين."|"يوجد بعض الناس ممن أريدهم أنْ يعانوا لكنّهم لا يفعلون ، يموتون و ينتهي الأمر."

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    29. Nowhere near ready to rate this now, or possibly ever, I don't know. Read it on the bus this morning (happy birthday to me, indeed) and have been thinking about it all day, when I could stand it.

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