Sam Shepard's Metaphorical Stages

Sam Shepard's Metaphorical Stages

by Lynda Hart
     
 

A wonderfully helpful survey of the drama of Sam Shepard. It is bound to find many eager readers among those who are either intrigued or baffled—or both—by the plays of this still-young playwright whom many think contemporary America's finest. Choice

America's most highly acclaimed contemporary playwright continues to puzzle critics, even as his

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A wonderfully helpful survey of the drama of Sam Shepard. It is bound to find many eager readers among those who are either intrigued or baffled—or both—by the plays of this still-young playwright whom many think contemporary America's finest. Choice

America's most highly acclaimed contemporary playwright continues to puzzle critics, even as his reputation grows and his imagination seeks new creative channels. Finding the dramatist difficult to classify, critics and scholars continue to search for the central direction of Shepard's creative development. Lynda Hart's study, which focuses on ten representative plays, is the first book to examine Shepard's growth and development as a dramatist within and against the historical tradition. Offering a unified critical perspective, the author considers the plays from both a literary standpoint and as texts for performance. Resources include a bibliography that offers the most complete listing of relevant critical writings.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313253737
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/13/1987
Series:
Contributions in Drama and Theatre Studies Series, #22
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

Meet the Author

LYNDA HART is an Assistant Professor of English at Xavier University in Cincinnati where she teaches Modern and Contemporary Drama and Shakespeare.

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