Sam Shepard





Sam Shepard

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in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, The United States
November 06, 1943

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Sam Shepard is an American artist who worked as an award-winning playwright, writer and actor. His many written works are known for being frank and often absurd, as well as for having an authentic sense of the style and sensibility of the gritty modern American west. He is an actor of the stage and motion pictures; a director of stage and film; author of several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs; and a musician.


Average rating: 3.97 · 16,723 ratings · 610 reviews · 71 distinct works · Similar authors
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True West
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A Lie of the Mind
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Motel Chronicles
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Cruising Paradise
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 423 ratings — published 1996 — 14 editions
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Curse of the Starving Class
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Great Dream of Heaven
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 448 ratings — published 1999 — 18 editions
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“I believe in my mask-- The man I made up is me
I believe in my dance-- And my destiny”
Sam Shepard

“I don't understand my feelings. I really don't. I don't understand how I could hate you so much after so much time. How, no matter how much I'd like to not hate you, I hate you even more. It grows.”
Sam Shepard, Fool for Love - Acting Edition

“You can’t keep messing me around like this. It’s been going on too long. I can’t take it anymore. I get sick every time you come around. Then I get sick when you leave. You’re like a disease to me.”
Sam Shepard, Fool for Love - Acting Edition

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