Sam Shepard | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Stanley Kauffmann

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Critical Essay by Stanley Kauffmann

["Chicago"] is a fantasy-comedy about a young man in a bathtub….

What gives the play its delights is Mr. Shepard's ability to follow fast after the ephemeral half-thought that is usually unspoken….

The ending—in which the hero's private world is breached by other people and by his acknowledgement of the audience—seems to me to hurt the play. Nevertheless, this is a free-flowing, salty and touching little rhapsody on a small incident seen through the prism of fancy.

Stanley Kauffmann, "'Chicago'," in The New York Times (© 1966 by The New York Times Company; reprinted by permission), April 13, 1966 (and reprinted in The New York Times Theatre Reviews, The New York Times Company, 1971).

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