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Cambridge Companion to Sam Shepard - 02 edition

Cambridge Companion to Sam Shepard (ISBN10: 0511060394; ISBN13: 9780511060397)
ISBN13: 978-0511060397
ISBN10: 0511060394

Summary: 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 ex ...show moreplore 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.

  • Contains first-hand accounts, e.g. interview with Shepard and piece by Shepard's long-term collaborator, Joe Chaikin
  • Contributors from England, Scotland and Belgium as well as USA
  • The first scholarly essay on Shepard's most recent play, The Late Henry Moss
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Edition/Copyright: 02
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 2002
International: No

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