Strophe and Hippolytus
Sarah Kane’s radical reworking of Seneca’s classical tragedy of incest and unrequited lust. Phaedra’s Love is a bold and provocative revisioning of the story of Phaedra’s obsessive and destructive love of her son Hippolytus and his violent punishment by Theseus.
Kane’s achievement is to have humanised the antics of the pounding royals. Her sulphurous dialgoue is full of reeking toughness’ Evening Standard
‘Sarah Kane’s writing is both daring and accomplished’ Time Out
‘Pure theatre or rather impure theatre: dirty, alarming, dangerous’ Observer
‘delivered with punch and laced with black humour’ Financial Times