Fool for Love Essay

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Weales reviews Shepard's play in this excerpt, finding the work to be "at once ambiguous and concrete" in its depiction of a strange love affair.

Shepard's new play is Fool for Love, which came to New York from the Magic Theatre of San Francisco in the production Shepard directed for that theater (with which he has been allied for the last few years). Not the kind of love story that Austin was trying to write, this is a Shepard love story, which means still another confrontation, one which reveals that May and Eddie, however often they try to go their separate ways, are inextricably bound together. It is a binding which suggests that of Lee and Austin and indicates that the play, whatever its surface melodramatic plot, is about the nature—the "double nature," I suppose I should say—of love. Since May and Eddie are (or may...

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