9780333380024

Sam Shepard A 'Poetic Rodeo'

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  • ISBN13:

    9780333380024

  • ISBN10:

    0333380029

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-03-02
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Sam Shepard is one of the leading contemporary American playwrights whose plays are widely performed and studied on both sides of the Atlantic. This book provides an overview of all of Shepard's plays, analyzing his experiments with dramatic structure, rhythms of performance and characters, and includes a major interview with Shepard.

Author Biography

Carol Rosen is Professor of English at Stony Brook University, where she was previously Director of the Graduate Programs in Theatre Arts and Dramaturgy.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix
Acknowledgements x
Editors' Preface xiii
Introduction 1(11)
1 'Ain't the Highway Fine' 12(8)
2 'Just like Rock and Roll' 20(10)
3 'In this Desert' 30(17)
4 'Where Does a Hero Live?' 47(43)
5 'One Special Rhythm' 90(28)
6 'Dynamite in the Blood' 118(35)
7 'Destination': Emotional Territory 153(24)
8 'Ghosts and Sacrifices' 177(27)
Epilogue: In America 204(8)
'Silent Tongues': An Interview with Sam Shepard 212(34)
Appendix I Chronological List of First Productions of Stage Plays and Screenplays, First Publications of Prose 246(10)
Appendix II Playwriting Awards 256(2)
Appendix III Acting Career 258(2)
Appendix IV Selected Bibliography 260(6)
Chronological List of Principal Editions of Stage Plays, Screenplays and Prose
260(1)
Archives
261(1)
Selected Interviews
261(2)
Suggested Secondary Reading
263(3)
Notes 266(6)
Index 272

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