Art of Psychiatry Society

Sarah Kane 26 June 2013
June 11, 2013, 9:16 pm
Filed under: Theatre


26 June 2013 6pm Seminar Room 1 Institute of Psychiatry London

Sarah Kane was an English playwright who published five plays. Her plays deal with themes of redemptive love, sexual desire, pain, physical and psychological suffering, and death. Her last play “4:48 psychosis” is suggest to be about the psychotic mind.

Kane struggled with severe depression for many years and was twice voluntarily admitted to the Maudsley.  In 1999 she committed suicide King’s College Hospital.


Graham Saunders is a reader in theatre studies in Reading University, and author of “About Kane: the author and her work” (Amazon link:

Jonathan Heron is the Artistic Director, Fail Better Productions and Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick.


Links: Sarah Kane Wikipedia page

Independent obituary 23 February 1999

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