Sarah Kane was a contemporary playwright with a classic sensibility. Born in England in 1971 and raised by evangelical parents, Kane was a committed Christian in adolescence but later rejected those beliefs. She studied drama at Bristol University, graduating in 1992, and went on to take an MA course in playwriting at the University of Birmingham. Kane is best known for her works Blasted, Cleansed, and 4.48 Psychosis. Her plays deal with themes of redemptive love, sexual desire, pain, torture and death. Kane struggled with severe depression for many years before committing suicide at the age of 28 in 1999.
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