Sam Shepard | Literature Criticism Metaphors, Mad Dogs and Old Time Cowboys (1974)

This literature criticism consists of approximately 31 pages of analysis & critique of Sam Shepard.
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Metaphors, Mad Dogs and Old Time Cowboys (1974)

SOURCE: An interview with the editors and Kenneth Chubb, in Theatre Quarterly, Vol. IV, No. 15, August-October, 1974, pp. 3-16.

In the following interview, Shepard discusses his background, his early experiences as a dramatist, and a number of specific plays.

[Theatre Quarterly]: Born 5 November 1943 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, say my notes. …

[Shepard]: They weren't kidding, it was a real fort, where army mothers had their babies. My father was in Italy then, I think, and we moved around, oh, to Rapid City, South Dakota, to Utah, to Florida—then to the Mariana Islands in the South Pacific, where we lived on Guam. There were three of us children.

Do you remember much about living on Guam?

I remember the tin-roofed huts that we lived in, because it used to rain there a lot, and the rain would make...

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