Published in The i paper October 28, 2020
“I had this anxiety that I would just be extremely rusty,” says Tinuke Craig, with an apologetic smile, when I ask how it feels to be back in a rehearsal room. While the director is thrilled to be preparing for a socially distanced production and live stream of Sarah Kane’s stark, poetic play Crave at Chichester Festival Theatre, she was nervous about getting back to work, too.
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How do you review a suicide note? This was the question asked at the premiere of Sarah Kane’s final play, 4.48 Psychosis, at the Royal Court in 2000 – most famously in Michael Billington’s oft-cited review. With a new opera version about to open, this question is no less troubling today. Continue reading “How do you review a suicide note? On Sarah Kane and the myth of troubled women”
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