Sam Shepard | Visualization, Language and the Inner Library (1977)

This literature criticism consists of approximately 31 pages of analysis & critique of Sam Shepard.
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Visualization, Language and the Inner Library (1977)

SOURCE: The Drama Review, Vol. 21, No. 4, December, 1977, pp. 49-58.

In the following essay, Shepard details the processes and principles that figure in the creation of his plays.

I feel a lot of reluctance in attempting to describe any part of a process which, by its truest nature, holds an unending mystery. At the same time I'm hoping that by trying to formulate some of this territory I can make certain things clearer to myself.

I've always felt that the term ";experimental"; in regard to theatre forms has been twisted by the intellectual community surrounding the artist to the extent that now even the artist has lost track of its original essence. In other words, a search for ";new forms"; doesn't seem to be exactly where it's at.

There comes a point where the exterior gyrations are no longer...

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This section contains 2,626 words
(approx. 9 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Metaphors, Mad Dogs and Old Time Cowboys (1974)