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Sarah Kane
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What refers to the genocide of approximately six million European Jews during World War II?

2. The dialogue in "Crave" implies that C was sexually abused by whom?

3. What does A speak in the final moments of "Crave"?

4. The protagonist of "4.48 Psychosis" paints a bleak portrait of the hospital where she was last treated, all ____ and cloying doctors appraising her.

5. How long is the film "Skin"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the play "4.48 Psychosis" begin with in its opening? What is the protagonist's objective?

2. What happens at the cafe in "Skin"?

3. Discuss the setting of "Crave." How does the setting evoke the play's themes?

4. What is B's central role in "Crave"? What does he express in the ending?

5. Why does Kane cite the atrocities of the world in "4.48 Psychosis"? How does this relate to other plays of the anthology?

6. What is described in the introduction for "4.48 Psychosis"?

7. Where do the skinheads cause a brawl in "Skin"? Where does Billy flee?

8. Why is Grace beaten in Scene 10 of "Cleansed"? Who appears to her in this scene?

9. How does the protagonist of "4.48 Psychosis" resemble Sarah Kane?

10. What plot threads emerge in the second half of "Cleansed"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define the literary and dramatic terms "objective," "obstacle," "action," and "conflict." How do each of these apply in Scene 2 in "Blasted"?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the symbolic meaning of the soldier in "Blasted". How does he represent sexual violence in the piece? What was the public reaction to this violence?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the plot structure of "Phaedra's Love". How traditional is the structure? Where is the exposition, rising action, climax and denouement?

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