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Total Pages : 324 pages
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Read and Download Sam Shepard book Fool for Love and Other Plays in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFool for Love and Other Plays. This book was released on 1984-11 with total page 324 pages. Book excerpt: A collection of eight plays by Pulitzer prize-winning author Sam Shepard.

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13: 1349225096
Total Pages : 229 pages
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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN 13: 0674043103
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Download The Cambridge Companion to Sam Shepard PDF

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ISBN 13: 9780521777667
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Read and Download Matthew Roudané book The Cambridge Companion to Sam Shepard in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Cambridge Companion to Sam Shepard. This book was released on 2002-05-27 with total page 354 pages. Book excerpt: 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 explore 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.

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13: 9780786402687
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Read and Download Carla J. McDonough book Staging Masculinity in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TStaging Masculinity. This book was released on 1997-01-01 with total page 196 pages. Book excerpt: The men in plays such as Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman or Sam Shephard's True West are often presented as universal; little attention is given to the gender dynamics involved in the characters. This work looks at how contemporary playwrights, including Miller, Shepard, Eugene O'Neill, David Mamet, and August Wilson, stage masculinity in their works. It becomes apparent that male playwrights return often to the issues of troubled manhood, usually masked in other issues such as war, business or family. The plays indicate both the attractiveness of the model of traditional masculinity and the illusive nature of this image, which all too often fractures and fails the characters who pursue it. O'Neill's play The Hairy Ape and the character Yank receive much attention.

Download Conversations with Sam Shepard PDF

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 13: 1496837118
Total Pages : 326 pages
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Read and Download Jackson R. Bryer book Conversations with Sam Shepard in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TConversations with Sam Shepard. This book was released on 2021-10-15 with total page 326 pages. Book excerpt: A prolific playwright, Sam Shepard (1943–2017) wrote fifty-six produced plays, for which he won many awards, including a Pulitzer Prize. He was also a compelling, Oscar-nominated film actor, appearing in scores of films. Shepard also published eight books of prose and poetry and was a director (directing the premiere productions of ten of his plays as well as two films); a musician (a drummer in three rock bands); a horseman; and a plain-spoken intellectual. The famously private Shepard gave a significant number of interviews over the course of his public life, and the interviewers who respected his boundaries found him to be generous with his time and forthcoming on a wide range of topics. The selected interviews in Conversations with Sam Shepard begin in 1969 when Shepard, already a multiple Obie winner, was twenty-six and end in 2016, eighteen months before his death from complications of ALS at age seventy-three. In the interim, the voice, the writer, and the man evolved, but there are themes that echo throughout these conversations: the indelibility of family; his respect for stage acting versus what he saw as far easier film acting; and the importance of music to his work. He also speaks candidly of his youth in California, his early days as a playwright in New York City, his professionally formative time in London, his interests and influences, the mythology of the American Dream, his own plays, and more. In Conversations with Sam Shepard, the playwright reveals himself in his own words.

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Publisher : Infobase Publishing
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ISBN 13: 1438116462
Total Pages : 115 pages
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Download Popular Culture Icons in Contemporary American Drama PDF

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Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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ISBN 13: 9780838640081
Total Pages : 204 pages
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Read and Download Konstantinos Blatanis book Popular Culture Icons in Contemporary American Drama in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPopular Culture Icons in Contemporary American Drama. This book was released on 2003 with total page 204 pages. Book excerpt: The discussion addresses the task of theater images in a cultural field where the real is mistaken for its reflection, originality constantly played against seriality, at a moment when simulacra, clones, and emulations of selves and texts become firmly established as the norm. The accommodation of pop icons on stage and the results this framing yields constitute this work's primary interests and aims."--Jacket.

Download New Essays on American Drama PDF

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Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN 13: 9789051831078
Total Pages : 248 pages
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Download Sam Shepard's Metaphorical Stages PDF

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Publisher : Praeger
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Total Pages : 157 pages
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Read and Download Lynda Hart book Sam Shepard's Metaphorical Stages in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSam Shepard's Metaphorical Stages. This book was released on 1987 with total page 157 pages. Book excerpt: 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.

Download Who's who of Pulitzer Prize Winners PDF

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 13: 9781573561112
Total Pages : 702 pages
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Read and Download Elizabeth A. Brennan book Who's who of Pulitzer Prize Winners in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWho's who of Pulitzer Prize Winners. This book was released on 1999 with total page 702 pages. Book excerpt: List Pulitzer Prize winners in thirty-nine different categories, arranged chronologically, with biographical and career information, selected works, other awards, and a brief commentary, along with material on Pulitzer.

Download Mapping the Private Geography PDF

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ISBN 13: 9780786450688
Total Pages : 174 pages
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Download Understanding Sam Shepard PDF

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Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
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ISBN 13: 1611171873
Total Pages : 152 pages
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Read and Download James A. Crank book Understanding Sam Shepard in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TUnderstanding Sam Shepard. This book was released on 2012-10-31 with total page 152 pages. Book excerpt: Understanding Sam Shepard investigates the notoriously complex and confusing dramatic world of Sam Shepard, one of America’s most prolific, thoughtful, and challenging contemporary playwrights. During his nearly fifty-year career as a writer, actor, director, and producer, Shepard has consistently focused his work on the ever-changing American cultural landscape. James A. Crank’s comprehensive study of Shepard offers scholars and students of the dramatist a means of understanding Shephard’s frequent experimentation with language, setting, characters, and theme. Beginning with a brief biography of Shepard, Crank shows how experiences in Shepard’s life eventually resonate in his work by exploring the major themes, unique style, and history of Shepard’s productions. Focusing first on Shepard’s early plays, which showcase highly experimental, frenetic explorations of fractured worlds, Crank discusses how the techniques from these works evolve and translate into the major works in his “family trilogy”: Curse of the Starving Class, the Pulitzer Prize–winning Buried Child, and True West. Shepard often uses elements from his past—his relationship with his father, his struggle for control within the family, and the breakdown of the suburban American dream—as major starting points in his plays. Shepard is a recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, eleven Obie Awards, and a Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for Lifetime Achievement. Augmented with an extensive bibliography, Understanding Sam Shepard is an ideal point of entrance into complex and compelling dramas of this acclaimed playwright.

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Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 13: 030015612X
Total Pages : 416 pages
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Read and Download Marc Robinson book The American Play in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe American Play. This book was released on 2009-05-26 with total page 416 pages. Book excerpt: In this brilliant study, Marc Robinson explores more than two hundred years of plays, styles, and stagings of American theater. Mapping the changing cultural landscape from the late eighteenth century to the start of the twenty-first, he explores how theater has--and has not--changed and offers close readings of plays by O'Neill, Stein, Wilder, Miller, and Albee, as well as by important but perhaps lesser known dramatists such as Wallace Stevens, Jean Toomer, Djuna Barnes, and many others. Robinson reads each work in an ambitiously interdisciplinary context, linking advances in theater to developments in American literature, dance, and visual art. The author is particularly attentive to the continuities in American drama, and expertly teases out recurring themes, such as the significance of visuality. He avoids neatly categorizing nineteenth- and twentieth-century plays and depicts a theater more restive and mercurial than has been recognized before. Robinson proves both a fascinating and thought-provoking critic and a spirited guide to the history of American drama.

Download Sam Shepard and the Aesthetics of Performance PDF

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13: 1137527412
Total Pages : 199 pages
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Read and Download E. Creedon book Sam Shepard and the Aesthetics of Performance in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSam Shepard and the Aesthetics of Performance. This book was released on 2015-07-22 with total page 199 pages. Book excerpt: By concentrating on Sam Shepard's visual aesthetics, Emma Creedon argues that a consideration of Shepard's plays in the context of visual and theoretical Surrealism illuminates our understanding of his experimental approach to drama.

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13: 9780521446891
Total Pages : 262 pages
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Read and Download David Wyatt book Out of the Sixties in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TOut of the Sixties. This book was released on 1993-10-29 with total page 262 pages. Book excerpt: This original survey of the personalized cultural legacy of the sixties includes George Lucas, Bruce Springsteen, Sam Sheperd and Michael Herr in its analysis of the contributions of ten creative figures who came of age during the Vietnam war.

Download Creating the Self in the Contemporary American Theatre PDF

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Publisher : SIU Press
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ISBN 13: 9780809321780
Total Pages : 262 pages
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Read and Download Robert J. Andreach book Creating the Self in the Contemporary American Theatre in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCreating the Self in the Contemporary American Theatre. This book was released on 1998 with total page 262 pages. Book excerpt: "Exploring the theatre from the 1960s to the present, Robert J. Andreach shows the various ways in which the contemporary American theatre creates a personal, theatrical, and national self." "Andreach argues that the contemporary American theatre creates multiple selves that reflect and give voice to the many communities within our multicultural society. These selves are fragmented and enclaved, however, which makes necessary a counter movement that seeks, through interaction among the various parts, to heal the divisions within, between, and among them." --Book Jacket.