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Sam Shepard

Seven Plays

Sam Shepard( )
Author: Shepard, Sam
Introduction by: Gilman, Richard
ISBN:978-0-553-34611-4
Publication Date:May 1984
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Dial Press Trade Paperback
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.00
Book Description:

Brilliant, prolific, uniquely American, Pulitzer prizewinning playwright Sam Separd is a major voice in contemporary theatre. And here are seven of his very best. "One of the most original, prolific and gifted dramatists at work today."--The New Yorker "The greatest American playwright of his generation...the most inventive in language and revolutionary in craft, [he] is the writer whose work most accurately maps the interior and exterior landscapes of...
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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Drama / American / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.187 x 8.073 x 0.897 Inches
Book Weight:0.695 Pounds
Author Biography
Shepard, Sam (Author)
Sam Shepard was born Samuel Shepard Rogers III on an army base in Illinois on November 5, 1943. He briefly studied agriculture at Mount San Antonio College, but dropped out to move to New York in 1962. He wrote more than 55 plays during his lifetime. His first play was produced off-off-Broadway when he was 19 years old and he won the first of his 8 Obie Awards when he was 23 years old. His plays included Chicago, The Tooth of Crime, True West, Fool for Love, A Lie of the Mind, The Late Henry Moss, Heartless, and A Particle of Dread. He received the Pulitzer Prize for drama for Buried Child in 1978.

He was an actor for both film and television. His films included Days of Heaven, The Right Stuff, and Baby Boom. He also appeared in the Netflix series Bloodline. He wrote or co-wrote several screenplays including Far North and Renaldo and Clara with Bob Dylan. He also wrote songs with John Cale and Bob Dylan including Brownsville Girl. He wrote several books including Cruising Paradise and Motel Chronicles. He died from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis on July 27, 2017 at the age of 73.

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