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Buried Child by Sam Shepard
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Buried Child (edition 2006)

by Sam Shepard

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Title:Buried Child
Authors:Sam Shepard
Info:Vintage (2006), Edition: Revised, Paperback, 128 pages
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A play that deals with the idea of the family and the expectations and frustrations between its members. Dark and sobering. It address familiar issues but turned up to 11. ( )
  ctkjs | Jan 3, 2018 |
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  kutheatre | Jun 7, 2015 |
Can you say dysfunctional? Yet another example of dramatic writing that pounds you in the face. Effective for what it is, but I prefer a degree of subtlety in character and storytelling. All of the characters were incredibly unlikable. I just can't bring myself to care about them or their situation. The buried child was the lucky one to get away from these creeps. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 18, 2014 |
Excellent play, would have been better without the vegetable harvest and dead child being pushed too hard. ( )
  DinoReader | Aug 21, 2014 |
Vintage Shepard, but not as good as Curse of the Starving Class, or A Lie of the Mind, or Fool for Love. ( )
  abensen | Mar 17, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307274977, Paperback)

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, who seem to have no idea who he is. Nor does his father, Tilden, a hulking former All-American footballer, or his uncle, who has lost one of his legs to a chain saw. Only the memory of an unwanted child, buried in an undisclosed location, can hope to deliver this family

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"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, who seem to have no idea who he is. Nor does his father, Tilden, a hulking former All-American footballer, or his uncle, who has lost one of his legs to a chain saw. Only the memory of an unwanted child, buried in an undisclosed location, can hope to deliver this family."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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