Essay Topic 1
Discuss the life and career of Sarah Kane. How many plays of Kane's were produced during her lifetime?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the setting of "Blasted" and its inspiration from the Bosnian/Serbian conflicts during the 1990s. How many "rape camps" were instilled during this time?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the character of Ian in "Blasted". How old is Ian? For what paper is he a journalist? How old is Ian?
Essay Topic 4
Describe the character of Cate in "Blasted". What is Cate's objective in coming to the hotel with Ian? How old is she?
Essay Topic 5
Define the literary and dramatic terms "objective," "obstacle," "action," and "conflict." How do each of these apply in Scene 2 in "Blasted"?
Essay Topic 6
Discuss the theme of sexual violence in "Blasted". In what other plays in the anthology does this theme take a central role...
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