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Sarah Kane: Complete Plays Setting & Symbolism

Sarah Kane
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Objects/Places

Leeds Hotel Room

The chic hotel room in Leeds is the setting of "Blasted". Ian takes Cate to this hotel to escape the insurgent siege enveloping the city. It is high-end, though Ian regularly denigrates it as dingy. Room service regularly delivers gin and food to the room as Ian tries to convince Cate to have sex with him. The hotel room is hit by a mortar and destroyed at the end of Scene 2. After this, the destroyed room becomes an infernal vision.

Revolver

In "Blasted", Ian carries a revolver, which he leaves around the hotel room. Cate points it at him when she becomes frightened of him but does not fire. During one of her fits, Ian points the gun at he face and masturbates. Ian uses the revolver to force Cate to open the hotel door and bring in breakfast. When the soldier enters the room...

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