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Excesses of the body in Sarah Kane’s Theatre – Possible Interpretations

Author(s): Veneta Doycheva
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: This article deals with the interpretation of the body in the works of the British playwright Sarah Kane (1971-1999). The body is understood as the ultimate link between text and the stage. Filled with radical corporal gestures and images, Sarah Kane’s plays are often a true challenge to stage a as a theatre performance - a struggle to find adequate and true to the text solutions within the physical space of a theatre.The article uses as an example Kane’s Blasted by dissecting and analyzing the inherent layers of previous play-writing traditions (Ibsen, Brecht, Beckett). The interpretation of the body is discussed through the constant discursive interaction between the in-line dialogue and the stage directions on the page. The poetic strategies and the construction of the body within the text lead us to the notion of interpreting the corporal within the traditions of the sacrifice, the self-sacrifice and the Christian imagery.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 38-42
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Bulgarian