I knew very little about Kane or her work, but went with a few friends on Monday, June The play was taking place at the Mossmer Hotel, and we decided to go to the early showing. Upon hearing people talk about it and seeing some posters, I got a better idea about the kind of experimental play I was about to see. However, I had no idea what I was getting into, and the experience far exceeded my wildest imaginations and the unconventional nature of this play would stay with me long after the final line was spoken. When we were about to enter the theater, some people were handing out veils to all the audience members with holes cut out for mouths and eyes.
Lyn Gardner: Blasted was dismissed by a handful of critics but the conversation has changed. I was a child of dark times. But the debris of those places are now spread thinly over the whole world. In war we hope for peace. What do we hope in now? Communism is defeated. The West is triumphant.
This ultimately causes her suicide, and her death is thereby laid upon the shoulders of her very own parents. Though the Nurse and both of Juliet's parents deeply loved and cared for Juliet, their own personal opinions, ideals, and personal flaws brought upon the finality of Juliet's own actions. Her feelings of despair are brought upon by loneliness: Juliet is deserted by her father, her mother, and her Nurse, "until she is left only with the power to die, or to consign herself to the horrible vault" Stauffer. The cause of the deaths however, is not laid solely upon the shoulders of others, it caused by love itself.
Highly controversial in its time, Blasted is British author Sarah Kane 's first play. It premiered in London at the Royal Court Theatre. It has many shocking and rather gruesome elements, including rape, cannibalism, and suicide, elements which shocked critics at the time of its premiere.