Fool for Love and Other Plays

ISBN-10: 0553345907
ISBN-13: 9780553345902
Edition: 1984
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Description: Here are eight of Pulitzer-prizewinning Sam Shepard's most stunning plays. This brilliant American dramatist creates what The New Yorker dubbed "Shepard Country"--a landscape of the imagination, a unique theatrical experience that captures our  More...

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1984
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/1/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638

Here are eight of Pulitzer-prizewinning Sam Shepard's most stunning plays. This brilliant American dramatist creates what The New Yorker dubbed "Shepard Country"--a landscape of the imagination, a unique theatrical experience that captures our culture and consciouness, our fears and fantasies. FOOL FOR LOVE * ANGEL CITY * GEOGRAPHY OF A HORSE DREAMER * ACTION * COWBOY MOUTH * MELODRAMA PLAY * SEDUCED * SUICIDE IN Bb With an Introduction by Ross Wetzsteon “SAM SHEPARD IS PHENOMENAL…THE BEST PRACICING AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHT.” —The New Republic “SAM SHEPARD IS THE MOST EXCITING PRESENCE IN THE MOVIE WORLD AND ONE OF THE MOST GIFTED WRITERS EVER TO WORK ON THE AMERICAN STAGE.” —Marsha Norman “THE MOST RUTHLESSLY EXPERIMENTAL AND UNCOMPROMISING OF TODAY’S YOUNG WRITERS.” —John Lahr “SAM SHEPARD FILLS THE ROLE OF PROFESSIONAL PLAYWRIGHT AS A GOOD BALLET DANCER OR ACROBAT FULFILLS HIS ROLE IN PERFORMANCE: THAT IS, HE ALWAYS DELIVERS, HE EXECUTES FEATS OF DEXTERITY AND TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY THAT AN UNTRAINED PERSON COULD NOT, AND MAKES THEM SEEM EASY.” —Michael Feingold, The Village Voice ‘ONE OF THE MOST ORIGINAL, PROLIFIC AND GIFTED DRAMATISTS AT WORK TODAY.” —The New Yorker “INCREASINGLY RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE MORE SIGNIFICANT DRAMATISTS IN THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING WORLD.” —Charles R. Bachman, Modern Drama

Shepard, one of the best dramatists currently writing in the United States, was born on an army base in Illinois and grew up mainly on a ranch in California. His first play was produced off-off-Broadway when he was 19, and he won the first of his 8 Obie Awards when he was 23. A rock lyricist and film actor as well as a dramatist, Shepard has written more than 40 plays, winning the Pulitzer Prize for drama with Buried Child (1981) in 1978. Shepard's plays show the impact of a variety of influences, including rock music, old movies, popular myths of the Old West, and the 1960s drug culture. His early plays, produced off- and off-off-Broadway, are short, bizarre, surrealistic pieces that tend to project images rather than provide ordered reflections of reality; they are characterized by compelling monologues. These plays culminate in his early masterpiece The Tooth of Crime (1981), a cross between rock concert and classical tragedy, which pits Hoss, the reigning superstar, in a verbal shoot-out against the challenger, Crow. Shepard's later work has become more realistic and more responsive to such traditional concepts of drama as plot, character, and theme. It has also brought to the forefront his previously occasional concern for the collapse of the American dream.True West (1980) is concerned with the tension between individuals, especially fathers and sons and brothers, and their struggle to define and assert their identities.Fool for Love (1983) is a masterfully constructed, searingly intense study of love, hate, and the dying myths of the Old West. And A Lie of the Mind (1986) is a landmark play revealing the mental and physical abuse that occurs in two desperate families. Bonnie Marranca has written that, "Shepard is the quintessential American playwright. His plays are American landscapes reflecting the country's iconography, myths, entertainments, archetypes, and---in a less glowing light---the corruption of its revolutionary ideals, and the disorientation of its times."

Ross Wetzsteon was a contributing editor at the Village Voice for thirty-two years. For twenty-eight years he was the chairman of the Voice's Obie Committee, which administered the Obie Awards, Off-Broadway theater's highest honor. He edited two drama collections, Fool for Love and Other Plays by Sam Shepard and The Best of Off-Broadway, and as a journalist and critic he wrote for many national publications, including The New York Times, New York magazine, and Condé Nast Traveler. Like many of the artists who populate Republic of Dreams, he came from somewhere else -- in his case, Montana -- but lived in Greenwich Village for all of his adult life. He died in 1998.

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