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Re: Any tips!- velvet
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2007, 01:31:06 AM »
check out this extract 'love at the extremes', from david grieg's intro to her collected plays:

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/theatre/reviews/story.jsp?story=64665

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Re: Any tips! Jaidn
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2007, 01:29:55 AM »
It's almost getting her own back, as befour she denies him but he takes anyway, then she denies him and makes it stick.

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Re: Any tips! Jess Cully
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2007, 01:28:59 AM »
You could say that in scene 4 of Blasted Cate oppresses Ian...

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Re: Any tips!- Jess Cully
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2007, 01:27:49 AM »
It's important to note that few of her characters are only oppressor or only victim, most have turns at being both. Aleks Sierz quotes her saying she did this intentionally, to avoid making characters one-dimensional.

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Re: Any tips! Jaidn
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2007, 01:26:57 AM »
Another theme that crops up in earlyer works is loss of controle. Ian is in controle till the soldier turns up, Hippolytus is in controle till Pheodora dies, Billy is in controle till he meets Marsha, though it all get's a bit messed about with in 'Clensed' as they all at one point lose controle, exept the stripper.

Though I don't know really. though Loss and Love do go together like cat hair and velvet.

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Re: Any tips!- Iain Fisher
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2007, 01:26:11 AM »
I agree about love as a main theme.

Another theme that recurs is the oppressor and the victim. In Blasted Ian oppresses Cate, and the soldier oppresses Ian. But the soldier dies first then Ian.

And in Skin, the oppressor is very soon the victim.

Crave and Cleansed also include this theme.

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Re: Any tips!- Vicky
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2007, 01:25:15 AM »
Hi Jess, Thanks very much. Sometimes it's reassuring to hear someone else agreeys with you in the real word and not just on a page. Thanks again.

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Re: Any tips! Jess Cully
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2007, 01:24:37 AM »
I have to agree that her main theme is love, and all the plays will provide you with plenty of material there.

I have always believed that her main motivation for writing was personal catharsis; all her plays were written to express her own deep emotions. If you read Aleks Sierz's book In-Yer-Face Theatre, you will read about how she came to write Blasted (affected by seeing the Yugoslav war on TV) and Phaedra's Love (reaction to an unhappy time in her love life). She wrote Cleansed at a time when she was happy in a relationship - hence the message of the redemptive power of love - and wrote Crave when that relationship broke down - hence the theme of obsessive and lost love.

Hope this helps.

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Any tips! Vicky
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2007, 01:23:43 AM »
Hi, I was wondering if any one could help me. I am writing my dissertation on Sarah Kane, and so far I have consentrated on the critical response to her plays, and the changes of opinions. Now I'm wrting about her plays and the fact that her main theme is that of 'love'. Is there anything you think I should look at in particular, if indeed you think that her main theme is that of 'love' or something else. Cheers, Vicky.

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