Phaedra's Love

Phaedra's Love

by Sarah Kane
     
 

First single volume edition of this bold version of a classic by Sarah Kane

Sarah Kane's radical reworking of Seneca's classical tragedy of incest and unrequited lust. Phaedra's Love is a bold and provocative revisioning of the story of Phaedra's obsessive and destructive love of her son Hippolytus and his violent punishment by Theseus.

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First single volume edition of this bold version of a classic by Sarah Kane

Sarah Kane's radical reworking of Seneca's classical tragedy of incest and unrequited lust. Phaedra's Love is a bold and provocative revisioning of the story of Phaedra's obsessive and destructive love of her son Hippolytus and his violent punishment by Theseus.

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"Kane's achievement is to have humanised the antics of the pounding royals. Her sulphurous dialgoue is full of reeking toughness."—Evening Standard
"Sarah Kane's writing is both daring and accomplished."—Time Out
"Pure theatre or rather impure theatre: dirty, alarming, dangerous."—Observer
"Delivered with punch and laced with black humour."—Financial Times
Evening Standard

Kane's achievement is to have humanised the antics of the pounding royals. Her sulphurous dialgoue is full of reeking toughness.
Time Out

Sarah Kane's writing is both daring and accomplished.
Observer

Pure theatre or rather impure theatre: dirty, alarming, dangerous.
Financial Times

Delivered with punch and laced with black humour.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413771124
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/24/2002
Series:
Modern Plays Series
Pages:
41
Sales rank:
1,008,515
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d)

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