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Seduced

Author : Sam Shepard
ISBN : 0822210088
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: Henry Hackamore, reputed to be the richest man in the world, is now a bearded, aged recluse, who lives on the top floor of a Caribbean luxury hotel, attended by his bodyguard-nurse, Raul. Paranoid, desperately lonely and obsessed by a fe
Category: Drama

Simpatico

Author : Sam Shepard
ISBN : 0822207265
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: Set in the netherworld of thoroughbred racing, SIMPATICO explores themes of memory, loyalty and restitution. When Lyle, a successful horse breeder in Kentucky, receives a desperate phone call from Vinnie, a troubled barfly living in Sout
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Buried Child

Author : Sam Shepard
ISBN : 082221511X
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: The setting is a squalid farm home occupied by a family filled with suppressed violence and an unease born of deep-seated unhappiness. The characters are a ranting alcoholic grandfather; a sanctimonious grandmother who goes on drinking b
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States Of Shock

Author : Sam Shepard
ISBN : 0822210754
Genre : Performing Arts
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THE STORY: The evening begins with a bang. The deceptive calm of a family restaurant, filled with two disgruntled customers and an inept waitress, is disrupted by offstage sounds of war and destruction. The real disruption begins with the entrance
Category: Performing Arts

A Lie Of The Mind

Author : Sam Shepard
ISBN : 0822206560
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: Involves two desperate families connected by the marriage of the son of one (Jake) to the daughter of the other (Beth). As the play begins Beth, brain-damaged from a savage beating that Jake has given her, is being tended by her parents,
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Sam Shepard And The Aesthetics Of Performance

Author : E. Creedon
ISBN : 9781137527417
Genre : Performing Arts
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By concentrating on Sam Shepard's visual aesthetics, Emma Creedon argues that a consideration of Shepard's plays in the context of visual and theoretical Surrealism illuminates our understanding of his experimental approach to drama.
Category: Performing Arts

Curse Of The Starving Class

Author : Sam Shepard
ISBN : 0822202611
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: The setting is a farmhouse in the American West, inhabited by a family who has enough to eat but not enough to satisfy the other hungers that bedevil them. The father is a drunk; the mother a frowzy slattern; the daughter precocious beyo
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Two Prospectors

Author : Sam Shepard
ISBN : 9780292761964
Genre : Literary Collections
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Sam Shepard is arguably America’s finest working dramatist, as well as an accomplished screenwriter, actor, and director. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize, he has written more than forty-five plays, including True West, Fool for Love, and Buried Child. Shepard has also appeared in more than fifty films, beginning with Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in The Right Stuff. Despite the publicity his work and life have attracted, however, Shepard remains a strongly private man who has said many times that he will never write a memoir. But he has written intensively about his inner life and creative work to his former father-in-law and housemate, Johnny Dark, who has been Shepard’s closest friend, surrogate brother (they’re nearly the same age), and even artistic muse for forty-five years and counting. Two Prospectors gathers nearly forty years of correspondence and transcribed conversations between Shepard and Dark. In these gripping, sometimes gut-wrenching letters, the men open themselves to each other with amazing honesty. Shepard’s letters give us the deepest look we may ever get into his personal philosophy and creative process, while in Dark’s letters we discover insights into Shepard’s character that only an intimate friend could provide. The writers also reflect on the books and authors that stimulate their thinking, their relationships with women (including Shepard’s anguished decision to leave his wife and son—Dark’s stepdaughter and grandson—for actress Jessica Lange), personal struggles, and accumulating years. Illustrated with Dark’s candid, revealing photographs of Shepard and their mutual family across many years, as well as facsimiles of numerous letters, Two Prospectors is a compelling portrait of a complex friendship that has anchored both lives for decades, a friendship also poignantly captured in Treva Wurmfeld’s film, Shepard & Dark.
Category: Literary Collections

Fifteen One Act Plays

Author : Sam Shepard
ISBN : 9780345802774
Genre : Humor
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Filled with wry, dark humor, unparalleled imagination, unforgettable characters, and exquisitely crafted storytelling, Sam Shepard’s plays have earned him enormous acclaim over the past five decades. In these fifteen one-acts, we see him at his best, displaying his trademark ability to portray human relationships, love, and lust with rare authenticity. These fifteen furiously energetic plays confirm Shepard's status as our most audacious living playwright, unafraid to set genres and archetypes spinning with results that are utterly mesmerizing. Included in this volume: Ages of the Moon Evanescence; Shakespeare in the Alley Short Life of Trouble The Unseen Hand The Rock Garden Chicago Icarus’s Mother 4H Club Fourteen Hundred Thousand Red Cross Cowboys #2 Forensic & The Navigators The Holy Ghostly Back Bog Beast Bait Killer’s Head
Category: Humor

A Study Guide For Sam Shepard S Buried Child

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410342171
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Sam Shepard's "Buried Child," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Study Guide For Sam Shepard S Curse Of The Starving Class

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410343543
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Sam Shepard's "Curse of the Starving Class," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
Category: Literary Criticism

Sam Shepard

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9781438116464
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Sam Shepard is one of America's most prolific dramatists, as well as a screenplay writer, memoirist, and successful film actor. His irreverent, satirical, and nostalgic treatment of American popular culture has attracted a cult following as well as the re
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Memory In Play

Author : A. Favorini
ISBN : 9780230617162
Genre : Performing Arts
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This innovative study examines the role of memory in the history of theatre and drama. Favorini analyzes issues of memory in self-construction, collective memory, the clash of memory and history and even explores what the work of cognitive scientists can teach us about brain function and our response to drama.
Category: Performing Arts

The God Of Hell

Author : Sam Shepard
ISBN : 0822220644
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: An uproarious, brilliantly provocative farce that brings the gifts of a quintessentially American playwright to bear on the current American dilemma. Frank and Emma are a quiet, respectable couple who raise cows on their Wisconsin farm.
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Plays 1

Author : Sam Shepard
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017797718
Genre : American drama
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'Sam Shepard is ''the greatest American playwright of his generation.the most inventive in language and revolutionary in craft.the writer whose work most accurately maps the interior and exterior landscapes of his society'' (New York magazine) Volume One of Sam Shepard''s plays collects fourteen of his legendary plays from the sixties- The Unseen Hand; The Rock Garden; Chicago; Icarus''s Mother; 4-H Club; Fourteen Hundred Thousand; Red Cross; Cowboys#2; Forensic & The Navigators; The Holy Ghostly; Operation Sidewinder; The Mad Dog Blues; Back Boy Beast Bait; Killer''s Head. ''A poet of the theatre, shaping a new language out of broken words- an emotional seismograph registering the tremors which shake the substratum of human life'' (The Times)'
Category: American drama

Dis Figuring Sam Shepard

Author : Johan Callens
ISBN : 9052013527
Genre : Performing Arts
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This illustrated volume covers the career of Sam Shepard, the provocative American playwright, scriptwriter, actor, and director, through an introductory survey followed by in-depth analyses of representative selections from the one-acts (Action, States of Shock), experimental collaborations with Joseph Chaikin (Savage/Love), and by now classic family plays (Buried Child, A Lie of the Mind). It ranges from Shepard's unpublished adaptation of Marlowe's Doctor Faustus through the textual variants and political context of Operation Sidewinder to Robert Altman's movie version of Fool for Love, besides offering brief comparisons with fellow dramatists (Albee and Beckett) and visual artists (Edward Weston, Marsden Hartley). Several performance analyses supplement the textual criticism and provide a sample of European directorial approaches. Together, these takes offer a composite picture of an artist whose output over the past forty years has turned him into a figurehead of twentieth century drama, studied and produced all over the world with a keen eye for his idiosyncratic and critical view of what it means to be American.
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The Cambridge Companion To Sam Shepard

Author : Roudane
ISBN : 0521777666
Genre : Drama
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Few American playwrights have exerted as much influence on the contemporary stage as Sam Shepard. His plays are performed on and off Broadway and in all the major regional American theatres. They are also widely performed and studied in Europe, particularly in Britain, Germany and France, finding both a popular and scholarly audience. In this collection of seventeen original essays, American and European authors from different professional and academic backgrounds explore the various aspects of Shepard's career - his plays, poetry, music, fiction, acting, directing and film work. The volume covers the major plays, including Curse of the Starving Class, Buried Child, and True West, as well as other lesser known but vitally important works. A thorough chronology of Shepard's life and career, together with biographical chapters, a note from the legendary Joseph Chaikin, and an interview with the playwright, give a fascinating first-hand account of an exuberant and experimental personality.
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Fool For Love And Other Plays

Author : Sam Shepard
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017589263
Genre : Drama
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A collection of eight plays by Pulitzer prize-winning author Sam Shepard.
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The Hollowness Of American Myths In Sam Shepard S Buried Child

Author : Simone Leisentritt
ISBN : 9783640830640
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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Tubingen (Englisches Seminar), course: PS II Literary Studies: Family Scenes: The American Family on Stage, language: English, abstract: "This study holds that the coherence of the [American] nation owes much to the potency of its communal 'stories', those myths given prominence in cultural consciousness." (Wade 3). According to Wade, the American culture is based on certain myths, on complex systems of attitudes, beliefs, and values that are characteristic for a specific society or group (cf. Collins Dictionary 1077). The history of the nation and the experience of westward expansion resulted in certain myths that are still present in the American imagination (cf. Companion Drama 286). U.S. playwright Sam Shepard is known for his interest in national myths, which he defines as mysteries that speak to the emotions and feelings of people, and in the prominence of such myths in modern society (cf. Graham 112). Thus, Shepard sees his plays as tools for cultural conversation by which he questions American myths (cf. Companion Drama 291). One of Shepards most popular plays is the family drama Buried Child, which unfolds the dark secret of a family living in a farm house in Midwestern Illinois (cf. BC ). This term paper will focus on two myths which are dominant in Buried Child: The myth of the generic middle-class family in the U.S. and the myth of the American Midwest. How does Sam Shepard reveal these myths in his family drama, and how does he demonstrate their hollowness? The first chapter will be based on the myth of the generic American family, on its definition, its appearance in the play, and on the question how this myth is criticized. The second chapter will focus on the myth of the American Midwest in the same line."
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