the real sam shepard behind the man we think we know

You can see about the real sam shepard behind the man we think we know news article in this page. if you want read more please login.
sam shepard occupies a slightly schizophrenic position in american culture. he is one of the most important playwrights of the last half-century, savagely deconstructing the american zeitgeist in innovative language charged with vernacular speech and weighted by existential dread. yet just as shepard entered the period of his greatest plays with “curse of the starving class” in the late 1970s, he also embarked on an acting career that turned him into an icon of all-american authenticity, most notably in his oscar-nominated performance as test pilot chuck yeager in “the right stuff.” (counterpoint )over the years, shepard’s screen persona has been conflated with his achievements as a writer, creating “the intrepid artist-cowboy of popular imagination,” as john j. winters puts it in his new, thoroughly researched biography. winters’s goal is to reveal “the chasm that exists between the shepard the public sees and thinks it knows, and the man himself.” taking advantage of the playwright’s papers in recently opened university archives, as well as the 2013 publication of correspondence between shepard and his friend johnny dark, winters does indeed capture a person......

Login to read more ...

Information