Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard


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

Died
July 30, 2017

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Sam Shepard was 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 was 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.

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True West

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Fool for Love and Other Plays

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Fool for Love

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A Lie of the Mind

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Motel Chronicles

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Curse of the Starving Class

3.88 avg rating — 692 ratings — published 1976 — 2 editions
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Cruising Paradise

4.04 avg rating — 604 ratings — published 1996 — 17 editions
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Great Dream of Heaven

3.83 avg rating — 766 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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More books by Sam Shepard…
“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

“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

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