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Sam Shepard : a 'poetic rodeo'

Author: Carol Rosen
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Series: Palgrave modern dramatists.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sam Shepard crashed onto the New York theatre scene during the 1960s and has since become one of the leading playwrights in the United States today, with his plays being performed and studied on both sides of the Atlantic. Shepard's plays are both intense and passionate, as he grapples boldly with what it means to be a hero, haunted by the voices and visions of myth. Cowboys, rock and film stars, gangsters,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Interviews
Named Person: Sam Shepard; Sam Shepard; Sam Shepard; Sam Shepard
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Rosen
ISBN: 0333380029 9780333380024 0333380037 9780333380031
OCLC Number: 54931608
Description: xiii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Ain't the highway fine --
Just like rock and roll --
In this desert --
Where does a hero live? --
One special rhythm --
Dynamite in the blood --
Destination : emotional territory --
Ghosts and sacrifices --
Epilogue: in America --
Silent tongues : an interview with Sam Shepard.
Series Title: Palgrave modern dramatists.
Responsibility: Carol Rosen.
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Sam Shepard is one of the leading playwrights in the United States today whose plays are widely performed and studied on both sides of the Atlantic. This book provides an overview of all of Shepard's  Read more...

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