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Sam Shepard Plays List

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List of Sam Shepard plays with descriptions, including any musicals by Sam Shepard, playwright. This Sam Shepard plays list includes promotional photos when available, as well as information about co-writers and Sam Shepard characters. This list of plays by Sam Shepard is listed alphabetically and includes art of the play's posters when available. List includes Simpatico, Fool for Love, more. What plays did Sam Shepard write? All these, one-acts, musicals, or full-length plays are by Sam Shepard and can help you decide, "What are the best Sam Shepard plays?" {#nodes}
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  • A Lie of the Mind is a play written by Sam Shepard, first staged at the off-Broadway Promenade Theater on 5 December 1985. The play was directed by Shepard himself with stars Harvey Keitel as Jake, Amanda Plummer as Beth, Aidan Quinn as Frankie, Geraldine Page as Lorraine, and Will Patton as Mike. The music was composed and played by the North Carolina bluegrass group the Red Clay Ramblers. Some critics consider the play the conclusion of a quintet which includes Shepard's Family Trilogy: Curse of the Starving Class, Buried Child, and True West, plus Fool for Love....  more
    • Authors / Creators: Sam Shepard
    • Characters: Mike, Beth, Frankie, Jake, Baylor
  • Buried Child is a play by Sam Shepard first presented in 1978. It won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and launched Shepard to national fame as a playwright. Buried Child is a piece of theater which depicts the fragmentation of the American nuclear family in a context of disappointment and disillusionment with American mythology and the American dream, the 1970s rural economic slowdown and the breakdown of traditional family structures and values....  more
    • Authors / Creators: Sam Shepard
    • Characters: Dodge, Shelly, Tilden, Halie, Bradley
  • Curse of the Starving Class is a play by Sam Shepard, considered the first of a series on family tragedies. Some critics consider it part of a Family Trilogy which includes Buried Child and True West. Others consider it part of a quintet which includes Fool for Love and A Lie of the Mind....  more
    • Authors / Creators: Sam Shepard
    • Characters: Ellis, Emerson, Taylor, Slater, Weston Tate
  • Cowboy Mouth is a 1971 play, written and performed by Sam Shepard (as Slim) and Patti Smith (as Cavale), and directed by Robert Glaudini....  more
    • Authors / Creators: Patti Smith , Sam Shepard