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Sam Shepard: Seven Plays Buried Child, Curse of the Starving Class, the Tooth of Crime, la Turista, Tongues, Savage Love, True West

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ISBN-10: 0553346113

ISBN-13: 9780553346114

Edition: 1998

Authors: Sam Shepard, Richard Gilman

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This is a collection of seven plays from award-winning playwright Sam Sheppard. Included is Sheppard's first full-length play, La Turista, which was performed at the American Place Theatre and won an Obie award in 1967.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/1/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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…