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Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of more than forty-five plays. As an actor, he has appeared in more than thirty films, receiving an Oscar nomination in 1984 for The Right Stuff. He was a finalist for the W. H. Smith Literary Award for his story collection Great Dream of Heaven. He lives in New York and Kentucky.


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Buried Child
Written by Sam Shepard
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2006
$14.00/17.99(Canada) | 978-0-307-27497-7 (0-307-27497-7)

A newly revised edition of an American classic, Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize—winning Buried Child is as fierce and unforgettable as it was when it was first produced more than twenty-five years ago.

A scene of madness greets Vince and his girlfriend as they arrive at the squalid farmhouse of Vince’s hard-drinking grandparents... Read more






Cruising Paradise
Written by Sam Shepard
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1997
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74217-3 (0-679-74217-4)

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, actor, ex-cowboy, and musician Sam Shepard now stands revealed as a storyteller of dazzling artistry. Bleak and wildly funny, touching but stringently unsentimental, these stories give readers a most intimate view of the writer who has become synonymous with the recklessness, stoicism, and solitude of American manhood. Read more






Day out of Days
Written by Sam Shepard
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2011
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27782-4 (0-307-27782-8)

From one of our most acclaimed writers: a collection of tales set mainly in the American West, written with the terse lyricism, cinematic detail, and wry humor that have become Sam Shepard’s trademarks.
 
A man traveling down Highway 90 West gets trapped alone overnight inside a Cracker Barrel restaurant, where he is...

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Fifteen One-Act Plays
Written by Sam Shepard
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2012
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-80276-7 (0-345-80276-4)

Filled with wry, dark humor, unparalleled imagination, unforgettable characters, and exquisitely crafted storytelling, Sam Shepard’s plays have earned him enormous acclaim over the past five decades. In these fifteen one-acts, we see him at his best, displaying his trademark ability to portray human relationships, love, and lust with rare authenticity. These... Read more






Fool for Love and Other Plays
Written by Sam Shepard
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | November 1984
$16.00/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-34590-2 (0-553-34590-7)

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... Read more






The God of Hell
Written by Sam Shepard
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2005
$12.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9651-0 (1-4000-9651-0)

Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard’s latest play is an uproarious, brilliantly provocative farce that brings the gifts of a quintessentially American playwright to bear on the current American dilemma.

Frank and Emma are a quiet, respectable couple who raise cows on their Wisconsin farm. Soon after they agree to put up Frank’s... Read more






Great Dream of Heaven
Written by Sam Shepard
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2003
$14.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70452-9 (0-375-70452-3)

In eighteen stories unlike any in our contemporary literature, Sam Shepard explores the vast and rugged American West with the same parched intensity that has made him “the great playwright of his generation” (The New York Times).

A boy watches a “remedy man” tame a wild stallion, a contest that mirrors his... Read more






Heartless
Written by Sam Shepard
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2013
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-80680-2 (0-345-80680-8)

When Roscoe, a 65-year-old Cervantes scholar, runs off with a young woman named Sally, he decides to stay a while in her family home. Soon he discovers that Sally’s house—once inhabited by James Dean; perched precariously over the San Fernando valley—is filled with secrets, sadness, and haunted women who cannot leave... Read more






Kicking a Dead Horse
Written by Sam Shepard
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 2008
$14.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-38682-3 (0-307-38682-1)

A solitary man digs a hole in the ground, near a dead horse. Amidst the clutter of food and equipment stands Hobart Struther, who has ridden all the way out to the middle of nowhere on a holy mission. But one day into his “Great Sojourn,” things are looking bleak. His... Read more






The Late Henry Moss, Eyes for Consuela, When the World Was Green
Written by Sam Shepard
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2002
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3079-8 (1-4000-3079-X)

These three plays by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard are bold, explosive, and ultimately redemptive dramas propelled by family secrets and illuminated by a searching intelligence.
In The Late Henry Moss–which premiered in San Francisco, starring Sean Penn and Nick Nolte–two estranged brothers confront the past as they piece together the drunken... Read more






Sam Shepard: Seven Plays
Written by Sam Shepard, Introduction by Richard Gilman
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | May 1984
$16.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-34611-4 (0-553-34611-3)

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... Read more






Simpatico
Written by Sam Shepard
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1996
$12.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-76317-8 (0-679-76317-1)

Set within the netherworld of thoroughbred racing, this hair-raisingly funny new play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of True West explores the classical themes of memory, loyalty, and restitution. Simpatico launches readers into regions where high society meets the low life, and where, as one of the main characters observes, "someone... Read more






States of Shock, Far North, and Silent Tongue
Written by Sam Shepard
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 1993
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74218-0 (0-679-74218-2)

In his latest play, States of Shock, Sam Shepard turns a bizarre anniversary party into a grisly yet hilarious reopening of the wounds of war, sex, and family betrayal. This volume also includes Shepard's screenplay for the film Far North and the forthcoming film Silent Tongue. Read more






Tooth of Crime
Written by Sam Shepard
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2006
$12.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27498-4 (0-307-27498-5)

One of the plays that first announced Sam Shepard as an original voice in American theater, Tooth of Crime is his thrillingly innovative rock drama, published here in a revised edition that is as fresh and provocative as the original was more than thirty years ago.

An aging rock star in a... Read more





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