History Music / SamShepard

26th Dec '15 5:26:35 PM nombretomado
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Useful Notes/ pages are not tropes
His plays are just as awesome as he is. Falling somewhere between {{Absurdism}} and PostModernism, plays by Sam Shepard tend to be [[BlackHumor darkly funny]] and somewhat menacing. (Just read a synopsis of ''Tooth of Crime'' or ''Buried Child'' some time.) Also, if a play doesn't [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstruct]] the AmericanDream at some point, he probably didn't write it.
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His plays are just as awesome as he is. Falling somewhere between {{Absurdism}} and PostModernism, plays by Sam Shepard tend to be [[BlackHumor darkly funny]] and somewhat menacing. (Just read a synopsis of ''Tooth of Crime'' or ''Buried Child'' some time.) Also, if a play doesn't [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstruct]] the AmericanDream UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream at some point, he probably didn't write it.

* AmericanDream: The [[{{Deconstruction}} complete decimation]] of which is par for the course in his plays.

* ThePatriarch: As with the AmericanDream, the role of [[ThePatriarch patriarch]] is often subverted or deconstructed.
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* ThePatriarch: As with the AmericanDream, UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream, the role of [[ThePatriarch patriarch]] is often subverted or deconstructed.
9th Jun '15 9:14:10 PM GoldenSeals
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* {{Absurdism}}: Kind of, almost... ** To clarify, his earlier plays were more experimental and were heavily influenced by the Theatre of the Absurd. Later on, his plays took on a more serious, post-modern feel. Still influenced by absurdism, still punctuated by moments of gutbusting hilarity... but not quite Absurdist with a capital A anymore.
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* {{Absurdism}}: Kind of, almost... ** To clarify, his almost. His earlier plays were more experimental and were heavily influenced by the Theatre of the Absurd. Later on, his plays took on a more serious, post-modern feel. Still influenced by absurdism, still punctuated by moments of gutbusting hilarity... but not quite Absurdist with a capital A anymore.
26th Apr '15 6:28:56 PM detachableface
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To recap: cowboy, psychedelic rock drummer, playwright extraordinaire, actor (when he feels like it) and lives with one of the most beautiful actresses, ever. To recap more succintly: {{Badass}}.
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To recap: cowboy, psychedelic rock drummer, playwright extraordinaire, actor (when he feels like it) and lives lived with one of the most beautiful actresses, ever. To recap more succintly: succinctly: {{Badass}}.
26th Apr '15 6:27:33 PM detachableface
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They have since been divorced.
And of course that's just his professional life; the company he keeps privately is no less awesome. When Shepard first moved to New York, he lived with Charles Mingus Jr. (yes, the son of ''that'' Music/CharlesMingus). He was briefly involved with PunkRock legend Patti Smith before shacking up with Creator/JessicaLange (they're still together). The level of talent his productions currently attract is also very high, with a recent play starring Nick Nolte, Sean Penn, Woody Harrelson, and Cheech Marin.
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And of course that's just his professional life; the company he keeps privately is no less awesome. When Shepard first moved to New York, he lived with Charles Mingus Jr. (yes, the son of ''that'' Music/CharlesMingus). He was briefly involved with PunkRock legend Patti Smith before shacking up with Creator/JessicaLange (they're still together).Creator/JessicaLange. The level of talent his productions currently attract is also very high, with a recent play starring Nick Nolte, Sean Penn, Woody Harrelson, and Cheech Marin.
12th Mar '15 12:18:37 PM TrustBen
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* ''Fool for Love''
12th Mar '15 12:07:39 PM TrustBen
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* ''Film/AugustOsageCounty''
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* ''Film/AugustOsageCounty''''Theatre/AugustOsageCounty''
12th Mar '15 12:06:55 PM TrustBen
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* ''Film/AugustOsageCounty''

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18th Feb '15 10:30:21 AM Patachou
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* KeithRichards: Crow from ''Tooth of Crime'' is described as looking like a young version.
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* KeithRichards: *Music/KeithRichards: Crow from ''Tooth of Crime'' is described as looking like a young version.
27th Dec '14 1:22:01 PM Patachou
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And of course that's just his professional life; the company he keeps privately is no less awesome. When Shepard first moved to New York, he lived with Charles Mingus Jr. (yes, the son of ''that'' Charles Mingus). He was briefly involved with PunkRock legend Patti Smith before shacking up with Creator/JessicaLange (they're still together). The level of talent his productions currently attract is also very high, with a recent play starring Nick Nolte, Sean Penn, Woody Harrelson, and Cheech Marin.
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And of course that's just his professional life; the company he keeps privately is no less awesome. When Shepard first moved to New York, he lived with Charles Mingus Jr. (yes, the son of ''that'' Charles Mingus).Music/CharlesMingus). He was briefly involved with PunkRock legend Patti Smith before shacking up with Creator/JessicaLange (they're still together). The level of talent his productions currently attract is also very high, with a recent play starring Nick Nolte, Sean Penn, Woody Harrelson, and Cheech Marin.
7th Sep '14 7:29:54 AM nelec
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And of course that's just his professional life; the company he keeps privately is no less awesome. When Shepard first moved to New York, he lived with Charles Mingus Jr. (yes, the son of ''that'' Charles Mingus). He was briefly involved with PunkRock legend Patti Smith before shacking up with Jessica Lange (they're still together). The level of talent his productions currently attract is also very high, with a recent play starring Nick Nolte, Sean Penn, Woody Harrelson, and Cheech Marin.
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And of course that's just his professional life; the company he keeps privately is no less awesome. When Shepard first moved to New York, he lived with Charles Mingus Jr. (yes, the son of ''that'' Charles Mingus). He was briefly involved with PunkRock legend Patti Smith before shacking up with Jessica Lange Creator/JessicaLange (they're still together). The level of talent his productions currently attract is also very high, with a recent play starring Nick Nolte, Sean Penn, Woody Harrelson, and Cheech Marin.
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