Sam Shepard | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Michael Feingold

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Sam Shepard.
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Critical Essay by Michael Feingold

[Shepard's plays] have no extrinsics. Not only their meaning lies in themselves, but also their mode and their tradition. Shepard's theatre, as much as Richard Foreman's or Robert Wilson's, is the theatre of a private artist—one who happens to have the gift of making instant public connection with his words. The other web of connections that we call stage convention isn't there; the inner sense comes to you unmediated, direct, implacable—make of it what you will….

[Icarus' Mother and Cowboy Mouth] deal with the essential elements of theatre—play and illusion. In Cowboy Mouth, written in collaboration with Patti Smith, the two characters are plainly playful avatars of their co-authors, surrogates to be moved through the crazy, competitive games of a lovehate relationship. Cavale, a...

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