Fool for Love and Other Plays

Fool for Love and Other Plays Sam Shepard Ross Wetzsteon
  • Title: Fool for Love and Other Plays
  • Author: Sam Shepard Ross Wetzsteon
  • ISBN: 9780553345902
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fool for Love and Other Plays Sam Shepard Ross Wetzsteon Fool for Love and Other Plays Here are eight of Pulitzer prizewinning Sam Shepard s most stunning plays This brilliant American dramatist creates what The New Yorker dubbed Shepard Country a landscape of the imagination a unique
    Here are eight of Pulitzer prizewinning Sam Shepard s most stunning plays This brilliant American dramatist creates what The New Yorker dubbed Shepard Country a landscape of the imagination, a unique theatrical experience that captures our culture and consciouness, our fears and fantasies FOOL FOR LOVE ANGEL CITY GEOGRAPHY OF A HORSE DREAMER ACTION COWBOY MOUTHere are eight of Pulitzer prizewinning Sam Shepard s most stunning plays This brilliant American dramatist creates what The New Yorker dubbed Shepard Country a landscape of the imagination, a unique theatrical experience that captures our culture and consciouness, our fears and fantasies FOOL FOR LOVE ANGEL CITY GEOGRAPHY OF A HORSE DREAMER ACTION COWBOY MOUTH MELODRAMA PLAY SEDUCED SUICIDE IN BbWith an Introduction by Ross Wetzsteon Sam Shepard is phenomenale best practicing American playwright The New Republic Sam Shepard is the most exciting presence in the movie world and one of the most gifted writers ever to work on the American stage Marsha Norman The most ruthlessly experimental and uncompromising of today s young writers John Lahr Sam Shepard fills the role of professional playwright as a good ballet dancer or acrobat fulfills his role in performance That is, he always delivers, he executes feats of dexterity and technical difficulty that an untrained person could not, and makes them seem easy Michael Feingold, The Village Voice One of the most original, prolific, and gifted dramatists at work today The New Yorker Increasingly recognized as one of the significant dramatists in the English speaking world Charles R Bachman, Modern Drama
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    1. 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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    1. These are mostly swirly surrealistic melodramas cooked to medium rare psychological taste for to outsource some brain twist imagery Goon ball broke down characters doin schemes as Auggie March might say Too, fit nicely into a Denis Johnson short Cowboy Junkies ropin phantasy Hehe, go ahead, build the wall, nuts and rapists will fly in anyway, may as well throw a welcome party an pass the pipe Pay fer play

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    2. Sam Shepard will have to slug it out with Lanford Wilson for Best American Playwright of the last quarter of the 20th Century.Whatever the outcome Shepard is in contention for his startling ability to delineate the various degrees of obscene psychic cruelty that family members are capable of inflicting on one another, and to put this on the stage in a way that s not only palpable, but riveting, and even comic without ever diminishing our comprehension of the horrors being perpetrated.I have no i [...]

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    3. Loved Fool For Love, Geography of a Horse Dreamer, and Cowboy Mouth Could take or leave the others.

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    4. Shepard s themes of the West, the pressured artist, the outside world vs the inner world, and character as an abstract concept jump out on every page of his work Each of these plays gives you a feeling when you read it You are consumed by the force of these characters and the rhythm of the text if nothing else I enjoyed getting a in depth look at Shepard, and Fool for Love is the ultimate masterpiece for me Fool for Love This play is so extremely visceral to me As I read it I could hear the doo [...]

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    5. Sam Shepard is the strange spiritual core of the American West This book of plays is essential.

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    6. I really just wanted to read Fool for Love and Suicide in B because I wanted to compare them to Eugene O Neill s early expressionism and saw of it in Fool For Love, where the characters subjectivism fuels the plot Eddie s desire for May moves the plot along based on whether he really does want her or not For May, she feels Eddie does not want her, but is merely stringing her along Here, the play becomes a departure from O Neill because it s not allowing Eddie to become the sole authority on wha [...]

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    7. While plays like Action and Seduced have a sort of going around in circles feeling to them, almost everything in this collection is well worth reading, both for the amount of disorientation from the world that they lead you to, and for their pure entertainment value Shepard is funny in equal parts to how gruesome he can be at times, and also incredibly surreal.My favorite play here is Geography of a Horse Dreamer , seriously one of the strangest ideas for a play I have ever read, in which a man [...]

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    8. Fool For Love is a perfect play Although the other plays in the collection aren t as strong on their own, it is an extraordinary gift to have the opportunity to see the work that formed one of America s most prominent playwright From Action The candles draw you You get a cold feeling outside Separated You have an idea that being inside is cosier Friendlier Warmth People Conversation Everyone using a language Then you go inside It s a shock It s not like you expected You lose what you had outside [...]

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    9. I just read Fool For Love Larger than life characters at the end of their tethers The crushing of the family and I guess that implies the American Dream Untold secrets loom large, with the predictable shotgun ending There was one passage where the male family character and his dad take a walk and the description drifted into Steinbeck I guess once you know what theatrical style you re letting yourself in for then the bombshells aren t so bad The theatre ticket should come with the caveat brace y [...]

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    10. If you are looking to read some of Shepard s abstract plays, look no further than this collection With the exception of Fool For Love, this collection of mostly one acts hover around the same theme The simulatanious idolization and destruction of the artist My favorites Suicide in Bflat and Geography of a Horse Dreamer There is also a peice entitled Cowboy Mouth that he co wrote and performed with his then girlfriend, Patti Smith Crazy stuff The plays were wonderful reads but I urge anyone to s [...]

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    11. AWFUL I hated most if not all of these plays I was surprised, considering how I thought True West was pretty good and he s supposed to be a renowned playwright and all The best thing I can say about Fool for Love the only one I even remember afterwards was that it had an interesting sense of place Other than that, it was implausible and unnatural to the point of the grotesque It was well written, sure, but I ended the play not caring a single bit about the main characters and happy that it was o [...]

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    12. I love Shepard And Fool for Love is my favorite of his plays I can t remember how I got turned on to it But the sad, sexy, tragedy of this strange love triangle is delicious I ve seen the film with Basinger and Shepard and enjoyed it I thought the chemistry burned well, if overall the film was a bit flat Maybe I just liked seeing it performed Shepard s stories work better through actors.

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    13. One morning in the West Village I went into a cafe to study for a language test for my grad program It was raining hard, early fall, and rather dark I realized there was only one other person in the cafe and it was Sam Shepard I have rarely been so star struck I tried to be cool about it, and we exchanged a kind of nod of acknowledgement among cowboys When he left, he leaned over and told me he liked my hat.Fool For Love is great, as are all of his plays.

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    14. When I went away to prep school, I was introduced to Sam Shepard through his plays True West and The Tooth or Crime I really enjoyed these plays I wanted I sought out Shepard That is this book These plays may not have been as well known as the previous, but I did enjoy them I read them over the course of the next few years through college.

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    15. I LOVE this man Fantastic playwright, with a weird and wonderfully imaginative mind He s very insightful and entertaining I love Fool for Love especially I would love to see it staged, though the film version with Shepard himself, Kim Basinger, and Harry Dean Stanton in the leads is pretty damn cool I own it.

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    16. I could run a list of hip references to make your tail swim I ve connived in the deepest cracks of the underground Rubbed knuckles with the nastiest poets Done the Rocky Mountain Back Step in places where they ve outlawed bubble gum But that s neither here nor there The character of Rabbit in Shepard s play, Angel City.

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    17. Shepard continues his theme of connectedness and interaction between people in this play in which a half brother and sister deal with incest and the sometimes overpowering passion that makes us fools for love His themes are always dark and they deal with complicated issues, but I often come away from then with new insights.

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    18. Excellent stuff, even if I m not sure I got every moment Always just a bit off kilter, each of these plays strikes a strange chord in the mind, making one think and scratch the head, knowing, just knowing, that something is there, just under the surface, if only one had the key to decipher it all.

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    19. Just the sort of weird for weird s sake situations that you d expect from a satire of off Broadway productions I m talking rattlesnake boots, unmade beds, the lingo of lifelong gamblers Hoping volume two is an upgrade.

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    20. Fool For Love oAngel City oooMelodrama Play oooCowboy Mouth oooAction ooo Suicide in B flat oooSeduced ooGeography of a Horse Dreamer 000

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    21. An Appreciation Sam Shepard, the cowboy playwright who rewrote the rules of the American stage latimes entertainment

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    22. Wow Fool for Love is over the top A bit melodramatic for me, and I have a generous way with that kind of thing.

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    23. Of the plays in this collection, the title piece Fool for Love ran home for me.

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    24. Fool for Love is one of my all time favorite plays It s what made me want to be involved or at the very least immersed in the world of live theater.

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    25. didn t read all, but did read Fool for Love, Angel City, Cowboy Mouth, Suicide in B flat

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    26. Enjoyed the movie first read the book second.Good play Sam.

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    27. I am enthralled with his writing style But not for the obvious reasoning of talent More the unexpected affect of discontent left when the play is finished.

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    28. Hardback Besides Fool for love My favorite it also includes Action Angel City Geography of a Horse Dreamer

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    29. OFF OFF BROADWAY EXPLOSION

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    30. Checked this book out of the library to read Cowboy Mouth Loved it, definatly fucked up, but a good time.

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