Sam Shepard Seven Plays

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Bantam Books, 1984 - Stage - 336 pages
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User Review  - mrgan - LibraryThing

It's a bit ludicrous to judge a collection of plays I haven't seen, but the overwhelming feeling for upon finishing the book is that, with the exception of the three big plays here (True West, Buried ... Read full review

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User Review  - Devil_llama - LibraryThing

Shepard holds the American west up to a mirror; it isn't a pretty sight. These are not genteel office plays or bedroom farces, nor is it a picture of the wholesomeness of small town life. The raw ... Read full review

Contents

TRUE WEST 1
51
CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS
134
THE TOOTH OF CRIME
201
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About the author (1984)

Sam Shepard was born Samuel Shepard Rogers III on an army base in Illinois on November 5, 1943. He briefly studied agriculture at Mount San Antonio College, but dropped out to move to New York in 1962. He wrote more than 55 plays during his lifetime. His first play was produced off-off-Broadway when he was 19 years old and he won the first of his 8 Obie Awards when he was 23 years old. His plays included Chicago, The Tooth of Crime, True West, Fool for Love, A Lie of the Mind, The Late Henry Moss, Heartless, and A Particle of Dread. He received the Pulitzer Prize for drama for Buried Child in 1978. He was an actor for both film and television. His films included Days of Heaven, The Right Stuff, and Baby Boom. He also appeared in the Netflix series Bloodline. He wrote or co-wrote several screenplays including Far North and Renaldo and Clara with Bob Dylan. He also wrote songs with John Cale and Bob Dylan including Brownsville Girl. He wrote several books including Cruising Paradise and Motel Chronicles. He died from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis on July 27, 2017 at the age of 73.

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