The Resource Sam Shepard, Martin Tucker

Sam Shepard, Martin Tucker

Label
Sam Shepard
Title
Sam Shepard
Statement of responsibility
Martin Tucker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Elusive and reclusive, he is combination playwright, rock star, and movie idol. Sam Shepard has moved - and confounded - millions with some of the most dynamic theater America has seen since the heyday of O'Neill, Odets, and Arthur Miller. This biographical-critical book is about Sam Shepard's plays. Although it does not claim a literal connection between the work and the life, it does suggest that Shepard's plays remain the truest source for discovery of his humanistic views and the important roles his family and friends have played in his life. Following an introduction and short biography of the early days, both in Duarte, California, and in the heady atmosphere of Greenwich Village in the early sixties, the book goes on to a consideration of Shepard's plays, succinctly drawing on biographical data to provide a comprehensive and transitional approach to his achievement. Recurring themes and images are shown to reverberate through the plays, signifying a stream of consciousness that reveals more than it seemingly tells. Among the plays discussed are La Turista, Mad Dog Blues, Geography of a Horse Dreamer, Curse of the Starving Class, True West, Fool for Love, A Lie of the Mind, and his latest work States of Shock. Through Martin Tucker's close reading of Shepard's plays we come to see the curve of the playwright's career, from the more complex to the more concrete; from the experimental to the conventional, but more finely shaded. Shepard has called himself the "ultimate foe of terminal stasis": this book helps to explain why
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tucker, Martin
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3569.H394
LC item number
Z92 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shepard, Sam
  • Shepard, Sam
  • Shepard, Sam
  • Dramatists, American
  • Dramatists, American
  • Drama
Label
Sam Shepard, Martin Tucker
Link
https://archive.org/details/samshepard00tuck
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Frederick Ungar book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [168]-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Sam Shepard and His Plays -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Early Days: Duarte; the Early Days in New York -- 3. The Plays: 1965-1967 -- 4. The Plays: 1967-1969 -- 5. The Plays: 1970-1974 -- 6. The Plays: 1975-1985 -- 7. The Family Plays -- 8. Shepard's Picture of Illusion -- 9. Concluding Notes, and Notes on Shepard and His Friends
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9780826405494
Lccn
91015805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center's copy from the Sam Shepard collection.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23694069
  • (OCoLC)ocm23694069
Label
Sam Shepard, Martin Tucker
Link
https://archive.org/details/samshepard00tuck
Publication
Note
"A Frederick Ungar book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [168]-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Sam Shepard and His Plays -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Early Days: Duarte; the Early Days in New York -- 3. The Plays: 1965-1967 -- 4. The Plays: 1967-1969 -- 5. The Plays: 1970-1974 -- 6. The Plays: 1975-1985 -- 7. The Family Plays -- 8. Shepard's Picture of Illusion -- 9. Concluding Notes, and Notes on Shepard and His Friends
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9780826405494
Lccn
91015805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center's copy from the Sam Shepard collection.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23694069
  • (OCoLC)ocm23694069

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