Brilliant, prolific, uniquely American, Pulitzer prizewinning playwright Sam Separd is a major voice in contemporary theatre. And here are seven of his very best.
"One of the most original, prolific and gifted dramatists at work today."—The New Yorker
"The greatest American playwright of his generation...the most inventive in language and revolutionary in craft, [he] is the writer whose work most accurately maps the interior and exterior landscapes of his society."—New York Magazine
"If plays were put in time capsules, future generations would get a sharp-toothed profile of life in the U.S. in the past decade and a half from the works of Sam Shepard."—Time
"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, Pulitzer prizewinning author of ‘Night, Mother.
"One of our best and most challenging playwrights...his plays are a form of exorcism: magical, sometimes surreal rituals that grapple with the demonic forces in the American landscape."—Newsweek
"His plays are stunning in thier originality, defiant and inscrutable."—Esquire
"Sam Shepard is phenomenal..the best practicing American playwright."—The New Republic
About the Author
Chad Hammett teaches at Texas State University-San Marcos, from which he received an M.F.A. in fiction.
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a physician and writer of short stories and plays.
Peter Carson learned Russian during his time in the Navy and at home from his mother. He has worked for many years in publishing in London.
Richard Gilman is professor emeritus of playwriting and dramatic literature at Yale University's School of Drama. He has been drama critic for "Newsweek," "Commonweal," and "The Nation," and is the author of "Chekhov's Plays" and "The Making of Modern Drama,"