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Sam Shepard (1943–2017)

Author of Seven Plays

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About the Author

Sam Shepard was born Samuel Shepard Rogers III on an army base in Illinois on November 5, 1943. He briefly studied agriculture at Mount San Antonio College, but dropped out to move to New York in 1962. He wrote more than 55 plays during his lifetime. His first play was produced off-off-Broadway show more when he was 19 years old and he won the first of his 8 Obie Awards when he was 23 years old. His plays included Chicago, The Tooth of Crime, True West, Fool for Love, A Lie of the Mind, The Late Henry Moss, Heartless, and A Particle of Dread. He received the Pulitzer Prize for drama for Buried Child in 1978. He was an actor for both film and television. His films included Days of Heaven, The Right Stuff, and Baby Boom. He also appeared in the Netflix series Bloodline. He wrote or co-wrote several screenplays including Far North and Renaldo and Clara with Bob Dylan. He also wrote songs with John Cale and Bob Dylan including Brownsville Girl. He wrote several books including Cruising Paradise and Motel Chronicles. He died from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis on July 27, 2017 at the age of 73. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Sam Shepard

Seven Plays (1981) 938 copies
Buried Child (1978) 393 copies
True West (1980) 351 copies
Cruising Paradise: Tales (1997) 279 copies
Motel Chronicles (1982) 257 copies
A Lie of the Mind (1984) 233 copies
Fool for Love (1983) 194 copies
Rolling Thunder Logbook (1605) 156 copies
Day out of Days: Stories (2010) 139 copies
Paris, Texas [1984 film] (1984) — Screenwriter — 122 copies
The One Inside (2017) 107 copies
Spy of the First Person (2017) 105 copies
Curse of the Starving Class (1976) 81 copies
Simpatico (1995) 71 copies
The God of Hell (2004) 47 copies
Paris, Texas [Screenplay] (1984) 46 copies
Angel City and Other Plays (1977) 38 copies
Don't Come Knocking [2005 film] (2006) — Screenwriter/Cast — 28 copies
Fifteen One-Act Plays (2012) 27 copies
Kicking a Dead Horse (2007) 25 copies
Chicago and Other Plays (1969) 22 copies
A Particle of Dread (2014) 19 copies
Heartless: A Play (2013) 16 copies
Five Plays (1967) 16 copies
La Turista (1968) 15 copies
The Late Henry Moss (2002) 14 copies
Four Two Act Plays (1968) 11 copies
Tooth of Crime (1974) 8 copies
Seduced (1978) 8 copies
States of Shock (1992) 7 copies
Savage/Love (1979) 7 copies
Silent Tongue [1992 film] (2005) — Director — 7 copies
Fool for Love [1985 film] (1985) — Screenwriter/Cast — 6 copies
When the World Was Green (2007) 6 copies
Tongues 5 copies
Sam Shepard New Mexico (2020) 4 copies
Red Cross 4 copies
Cowboy Mouth (1971) 4 copies
Icarus's Mother 4 copies
Eyes for Consuela (1998) 3 copies
Chicago 3 copies
4-H Club 2 copies
À mi-chemin (2016) 2 copies
The Rock Garden 2 copies
Far North (1988) 2 copies
Ruffian 2 copies
Cowboys #2 2 copies
Killer's Head 2 copies
Ages of the Moon (2015) 2 copies
Melodrama Play 2 copies
Motelové kroniky (2009) 1 copy
Two Plays 1 copy
Action 1 copy
True Dylan (1987) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Notebook [2004 film] (2004) — Actor — 692 copies
Black Hawk Down [2001 film] (2001) — Actor — 541 copies
Steel Magnolias [1989 film] (1989) — Actor — 348 copies
The Right Stuff [1983 film] (1983) — Actor — 307 copies
Swordfish [2001 film] (2001) 267 copies
Stealth [2005 film] (2000) 181 copies
Safe House [2012 film] (2012) — Actor — 151 copies
August: Osage County [2013 film] (2013) — Actor. — 111 copies
Mud [2012 film] (2012) — Actor — 105 copies
Days of Heaven [1978 film] (1978) 104 copies
Brothers [2009 film] (2009) — Actor — 81 copies
The Creative Spirit: An Introduction to Theatre (1632) — Contributor — 76 copies
Famous American Plays of the 1970s (1981) — Contributor — 66 copies
Hamlet [2000 film] (2000) — Actor — 59 copies
All the Pretty Horses [2000 film] (2000) — Actor — 59 copies
Moving Parts: Monologues from Contemporary Plays (1992) — Contributor — 56 copies
Thunderheart [1992 film] (1992) 55 copies
Modern and Contemporary Drama (1958) — Contributor — 43 copies
Bandidas [2006 film] (2006) — Actor — 40 copies
Best Gay Love Stories: New York City [Anthology] (2006) — Contributor — 37 copies
The New Underground Theatre (1968) — Contributor — 36 copies
Under Thirty: Plays for a New Generation (2004) — Contributor — 28 copies
The Obie Winners: The Best of Off-Broadway (1980) — Contributor — 28 copies
Purgatory [1999 film] (1999) — Actor — 23 copies
Best American Plays: 8th Series, 1974-1982 (1983) — Contributor — 19 copies
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Contributor — 18 copies
Frances [1982 film] (1982) 17 copies
The Return [2006 film] (2006) — Actor — 17 copies
Voyager [1991 film] (2009) — Actor — 16 copies
Cold in July [2014 film] (2014) — Actor — 15 copies
Resurrection [1980 film] (1987) 14 copies
Blackthorn [2011 film] (2014) — Actor — 13 copies
Crimes of the Heart [1986 film] — Actor — 9 copies
Blind Horizon [2003 film] (2006) — Actor — 8 copies
Savannah [2013 film] (2014) — Actor — 6 copies
Ithaca [2015 film] (2016) — Actor — 6 copies
Curtain Call [1998 film] (1998) — Actor — 6 copies
Bloodline: Season 1 — Actor — 5 copies
This So-Called Disaster [2003 film] (2003) — Actor — 4 copies
Safe Passage [1994 film] (2004) — Actor — 3 copies
Raggedy Man (2004) — Actor — 3 copies
Bloodline: Season 2 — Actor — 3 copies
The Only Thrill [1997 film] (1997) — Actor — 2 copies
Rock-A-Rolla 52 (2014) — Contributor — 1 copy

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Another collection of Vignettes around remembrances of his life. Some as stories and others as poems. When he is describing the SW US or Mexico his writing is sharp and vivid. Other times not so much. Not his best but if you like Shepard it will do.
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JBreedlove | 5 other reviews | Jun 27, 2023 |
Well acted audio play, very tense, but not without a few chuckles.
 
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ErikLevin | 10 other reviews | Apr 10, 2023 |
August 2019 (Audible Original -- from June maybe?);

This took three different starts to finish, and only finished this time because I was bound and determined not to turn it off. I didn't love anything about these two characters or their story. This is definitely one I'd like to return to Audible for something better.
 
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wanderlustlover | 10 other reviews | Dec 27, 2022 |
نمایشنامه‌ی معمولی‌ای بود و نمونه‌ای بود از نمایشنامه‌های آمریکایی قرن بیستم که سردمدارشون آرتور میلر و تنسی ویلیامز هستن... اما جالبه که اون موقع چقدر آمریکایی‌ها از خانواده عاصی بودن و چقدر نمایشنامه با موضوع مشکلات درون خانواده دارند
 
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