Sam Shepard Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 19 pages of information about the life of Sam Shepard.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Sam Shepard

Although Sam Shepard has written more than forty plays and five screenplays, including collaborating on Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point (1970) and Wim Wenders's Paris, Texas (1984); has directed two movies based on his scripts, Far North (1988) and Silent Tongue (1993); and has won a Pulitzer Prize for Buried Child (1978) and more than ten Village Voice Obie Awards, he is perhaps better known for his lean good looks as an actor in several movies, including Days of Heaven (1978), Resurrection (1980), Raggedy Man (1981), Frances (1982), The Right Stuff (1983), Fool for Love (1985), Baby Boom (1987), Crimes of the Heart (1987), Thunderheart (1992), and Streets of Laredo (1996). Between 1986 and 1997 Shepard wrote only two new full-length plays, States of Shock (1991) and Sympatico (1994), both of which received mixed reviews, but for the 1996-1997 season the Signature Theatre Company in New York selected Shepard's plays for a full season of retrospectives, which the company previously did for Edward Albee, Horton Foote, and Adrienne...

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