seven methods of killing kylie jenner

This study guide will help you analyze the play seven methods of killing kylie jenner by Jasmine Lee-Jones (2019). You can also find summaries of both the entire play and its individual scenes, as well as ideas for interpreting it and putting it into perspective

Presentation of the text

Jasmine Lee-Jones (b. 1998) is a black British writer from North London. She has written several plays such as Living Newspaper, My White Best Friend (and Other Letters Left Unsaid), and seven methods of killing kylie jenner. She has also performed in several theatre productions and a short film. 

Lee-Jones’ debut play seven methods of killing kylie jenner premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2019 and received critical acclaim for its thought-provoking and timely subject matter. The play received praise for its bold and innovative approach to storytelling, incorporating elements of social media, humor, and pop culture references to engage with contemporary audiences. It tackles important social issues while also presenting nuanced perspectives on race, privilege, and cultural appropriation. 

The edition of the play used for this study guide is the 2021 edition published by Methuen Drama.

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Memes and references

Another form of humor employed in the play is the use of memes, which refers to an image, video, piece of text, or even saying, typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by internet users, often with slight variations. The play uses memes as a creative and contemporary way to engage with the audience and reflect the digital culture of the present era.

In the play, memes are often shown through the use of images which are meant to either represent GIFs or videos used as reactions on Twitter to represent ...

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