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Sam Shepard (Paperback)

Author:  Don Shewey
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 030680770X
ISBN-13: 9780306807701
Sku: 30040997
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 1T
Pages:  282
I got into writing plays because I had nothing else to do. So I started writing to keep from going off the deep end. That was back in '64. Writing has become a habit. I like to yodel and dance and fuck a lot. Writing is neat because you do it on a physical level. Just like rock and roll. A lot of people think playwrights are some special brand of intellectual fruit cake with special answers to special problems that confront the world at large. I think that's a crock of shit. when you write a play you work out like a musician on a piece of music. You find all the rhythms and the melody and the harmonies and take them as they come. (Sam Shepard)
"Sam Shepard''s outlandish, nightmarish, yet lyrical plays-- The Tooth of Crime, Buried Child, True West, Fool for Love, A Lie of the Mind, and dozens of others--have garnered him a Pulitzer Prize and a l"
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Sam Shepard's outlandish, nightmarish, yet lyrical plays - The Tooth of Crime, Buried Child, True West, Fool for Love, A Lie of the Mind, and dozens of others - have garnered him a Pulitzer Prize and a lasting reputation as one of America's greatest living playwrights. His charismatic performances in movies like Days of Heaven, The Right Stuff, Country, and Thunderheart - as well as his screenplay for Paris, Texas - have made him an indelible presence in American film. Rock'n'roller, rancher, and rodeo prizewinner, he has toured with Bob Dylan, hung out with the Rolling Stones, collaborated with Patti Smith, and raised a family with Jessica Lange. Yet throughout he has remained an enigmatic figure. In this biography, now fully updated, Don Shewey explores the life and works of this American visionary, illuminating Shepard's unique success in straddling the divide between serious artist and pop-culture hero.
An authoritative biography of the celebrated American playwright.


Boston Herald
"The most complete biographical portrait of the man called America's greatest playwright, and a balanced and well-written critical study to boot."

Bloomsbury Review
"...a thorough critical biography of Shepard, one that is readable, easy to understand, and full of interesting facts and anecdotes....Sam Shepard is a brilliant writer and a thoroughly American one. Don Shewey's handy volume helps us see the truth of this proposition." - Peter Thorpe May/June 1998

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0282
Product attributePublisher:   Da Capo Press
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