"Utterly Unknowable": Challenges to Overcoming Madness in Sarah Kane's Blasted, Crave, and 4.48 Psychosis

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dc.contributor.authorPeters, Margaret
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-16T17:42:32Z
dc.date.available2016-09-16T17:42:32Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/35181
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-139
dc.description.abstractSarah Kane has often been categorized as an “In-Yer-Face” playwright, part of a group of contemporary British playwrights interested in making audiences feel the outcome of violence. However, Kane’s plays have also arguably challenged many existing theatrical forms, including the late twentieth century resurgence of “Angry Young Men” plays. While critics have been quick to identify madness as a main theme of her work, few have connected each play’s complex construction of madness with a struggle to complicate existing theatrical form. Through an intersectionally feminist reading of three of her plays—Blasted, Crave, and 4.48 Psychosis—this thesis examines the connection between the rejection of normative disability tropes (or madness, more specifically) and the challenging construction of theatrical form that takes place within each of these Kane plays.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectSarah Kane
dc.subjectmadness
dc.subjectdisability
dc.subjectnarratives
dc.subjectBlasted
dc.subjectCrave
dc.subject4.48 Psychosis
dc.subjectgender
dc.subjectrace
dc.subjectfeminis*
dc.title"Utterly Unknowable": Challenges to Overcoming Madness in Sarah Kane's Blasted, Crave, and 4.48 Psychosis
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.supervisorGillingham, Lauren
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineArts
uottawa.departmentEnglish
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -

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