In what ways can the dramaturgical devices used in both Blasted by Sarah Kane and the practical element of this study be used to explore the issue of sexual assault?
With the recent rise of campaigns such as Me too, Everyday Sexism and Times Up, we are seeing the rise of a no excuse attitude to sexual assault and rape. Men and Women are coming forward to reclaim back their previously oppressed position. Through a comparison between Sarah Kane’s Blasted and the practical element of this study, an exploration of the many problems faced by women in modern day society will be entailed. Through close textual analysis of specifically the initial scenes of Blasted, this study will explore the dramaturgical techniques Kane uses to create an atmosphere of oppression and violence. The practical element of this study is formed of three monologues called Pink Wine, Paperclips and Plain Jane, these compose the you collection. This collection of monologues explore the toxic everyday situations that can provoke and lead to the assault of women. Through comparisons between the practical element and Kane’s Blasted this study aims to show the development of cycles of abuse.