Sam Shepard | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Sam Shepard.
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SOURCE: Phillips, Michael. “A Man's Life Passes before His Bleary Eyes.” Los Angeles Times (17 November 2000): F1.

In the following review, Phillips offers a mixed assessment of The Late Henry Moss, noting that the play has “nuggets of gold.”

In 1986, Robert De Niro returned to the New York stage for a play called Cuba and His Teddy Bear. Two years later, Steve Martin and Robin Williams decided to wait for Samuel Beckett's Godot at Lincoln Center, provoking a similarly noisy stampede for tickets.

You'd have to go back that far, arguably, for the last time such attention-getting film actors caused such a theatrical stir, anywhere in this country.

Nick Nolte and Sean Penn, two of America's best when it comes to cinematic tough-guy poetics, have returned to the boards for the world premiere of Sam Shepard's The Late Henry Moss. The play is being staged by Shepard under the...

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