The Cambridge Companion to Sam Shepard / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to Sam Shepard / Edition 1

by Matthew Roudane
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521777666

ISBN-13: 9780521777667

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Few American playwrights have exerted as much influence on the contemporary stage as Sam Shepard. His plays are performed "on" and "off" Broadway as well as in all the major regional American theaters. They are also widely performed and studied in Europe, particularly in Britain, Germany and France, finding both a popular and a scholarly audience. This companion…  See more details below

Overview

Few American playwrights have exerted as much influence on the contemporary stage as Sam Shepard. His plays are performed "on" and "off" Broadway as well as in all the major regional American theaters. They are also widely performed and studied in Europe, particularly in Britain, Germany and France, finding both a popular and a scholarly audience. This companion explores the various aspects of Shepard's career, providing fascinating first-hand accounts and substantial critical chapters on the plays, poetry, music, fiction, acting, directing and film work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521777667
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Notes on contributors
Chronology
Introduction1
1Born injured: the theatre of Sam Shepard7
2Shepard and Off-Off-Broadway: the unseen hand of Theatre Genesis34
3Shepard on Shepard: an interview64
4A note on Sam Shepard81
5Joseph Chaikin and Sam Shepard in collaboration83
6Repetition and regression in Curse of the Starving Class and Buried Child111
7Shepard writes about writing123
8Reflections of the past in True West and A Lie of the Mind139
9Patriarchal pathology from The Holy Ghostly to Silent Tongue154
10The classic Western and Sam Shepard's family sagas171
11European textures: adapting Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus189
12Sam Shepard and the cinema210
13Sam Shepard as musical experimenter227
14Sam Shepard's nondramatic works247
15States of Shock, Simpatico, and Eyes for Consuela: Sam Shepard's plays of the 1990s257
16Sam Shepard's The Late Henry Moss279
17Sam Shepard: A bibliographic essay and production overview292
Select bibliography311
Index320

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