Sarah Kane

1971 - 1999

Sarah Kane

Sarah Kane (3 February 1971 – 20 February 1999) was an English playwright who is known for her plays that deal with themes of redemptive love, sexual desire, pain, torture—both physical and psychological—and death. They are characterised by a poetic intensity, pared-down language, exploration of theatrical form and, in her earlier work, the use of extreme and violent stage action. Kane herself, as well as scholars of her work, such as Graham Saunders, identify some of her inspirations as expressionist theatre and Jacobean tragedy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sarah Kane has received more than 511,201 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 3,745th most popular writer.

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  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.56

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  • 2.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Sarah Kane ranks 3,739 out of 4,883Before her are Samo Chalupka, Lydia Davis, José Bergamín, John Mawe, Carlos Monsiváis, and Laxmi Prasad Devkota. After her are Tommaso Landolfi, Granius Licinianus, Peter Carey, Urs Widmer, Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński, and Nicolaas Beets.

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Among people born in 1971, Sarah Kane ranks 107Before her are Serginho, Faryd Mondragón, Paulina Rubio, Henry Thomas, Stella McCartney, and Jessalyn Gilsig. After her are Sergi Bruguera, Shawn Wayans, Aphex Twin, Carlos Gamarra, Patricia Velásquez, and Mary J. Blige. Among people deceased in 1999, Sarah Kane ranks 149Before her are Vazgen Sargsyan, Galina Bystrova, Jehan Buhan, Yury Malyshev, Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, and Charles Crichton. After her are Quentin Crisp, Zuleykha Seyidmammadova, Frank Lubin, Nicholas Metropolis, Kirk Alyn, and Guillermo Arellano.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Sarah Kane ranks 2,756 out of 5,347Before her are Nobby Stiles (1942), Matt Monro (1930), Adrian Paul (1959), Kevin McKidd (1973), Douglas Hartree (1897), and Ralph Copeland (1837). After her are Jimmy Armfield (1935), Roy Ward Baker (1916), Andy Goldsworthy (1956), Billy Bremner (1942), Ned Maddrell (1877), and Dora Boothby (1881).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Sarah Kane ranks 336Before her are Eric Frank Russell (1905), Thomas Dekker (1572), Len Deighton (1929), Sue Townsend (1946), Ælfric of Eynsham (955), and John Mawe (1764). After her are Sax Rohmer (1883), Bob Shaw (1931), William Hazlitt (1778), Maria Edgeworth (1768), M. R. James (1862), and Richard Bentley (1662).