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Sarah Kane

Sarah Kane, (February 3, 1971- February 20, 1999) was a British playwright. Her plays dealt uncompromisingly with themes of death, sex, violence and mental illness. She struggled with intense manic depression for many years, but continued to work, and was for some time the writer-in-residence at the Royal Court theatre.

Whilst the Daily Mail described her work as "a disgusting feast of filth", she is now acknowledged as a major force in British theatre, whose promising career was brought to a premature end by her suicide in 1999.


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