Sarah Kane: Complete Plays Characters

Sarah Kane
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Ian

In "Blasted", Ian is a racist, middle-aged tabloid journalist. He is divorced and has a teenage son named Mathew. He implies throughout the play that he does clandestine work from the British government, including delivering messages, overseeing mass burials, and even killing. Ian had an affair with the mentally challenged Cate when she was in her teens.

At the beginning of "Blasted", Ian brings Cate to a posh hotel room in Leeds. He is getting away from his paper and government demands as an insurgent battle rages outside. The first night, Ian tries to convince Cate to have sex with him, explaining that he needs her and that he is dying of lung cancer and liver disease. He regularly brandishes a revolver. Cate rebuffs him repeatedly, and eventually he rapes her. The next morning, Cate will not speak to him and wounds him during fellatio in revenge. During...

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