Abstract

Sarah Kane's plays are part of the outrage, conviction, and sorrow that was her life and death. Kane was a moral hard-ass who aimed to force others to think through the ethical paradoxes of their lives. She struggled to balance her mortal terror and moral vision. As Kane wrote: “Liverpool's [soccer player] Paul Ince publicly admits that he finds tackling more enjoyable than sex. Performance is visceral. It puts you in direct physical contact with thought and feeling.”

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