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on 23 November 2010
Blasted eh? It's not bad. That's not to say it's good either, for me the play was a little over the top, too over the top for it's purpose which, as I understand it, is to highlight what it would be like if a war - like that of the Yugoslavian war from which many of the events in the play are drawn - were to hit the UK; in this case Leeds.
It is shocking and short, it can easily be read in one sitting which is handy, I wouldn't have wanted to come back to this play a couple of times just to finish it; it's certainly not Hamlet. If you like your plays and enjoy reading them as well as seeing them as far as modern "in-your-face-theatre" goes, this is considered right up there obtaining much better reviews the second time around, coincidentally after Kane's death? I'll say nothing.
As i said if you like to read plays, give it a go, it's certainly interesting. If you're a fan of Edward Bond, particularly 'Saved' then give this a go, see if you can find any links. Kane was a huge fan of Bond and particularly that play.
Blasted (Methuen Modern Plays) - Not worth the money I paid for this particular one, only because you can buy the complete collection of her plays for a very similar dime. Go elsewhere and buy them all for a similar price.