The Resource Inner landscapes : the theater of Sam Shepard, Ron Mottram

Inner landscapes : the theater of Sam Shepard, Ron Mottram

Label
Inner landscapes : the theater of Sam Shepard
Title
Inner landscapes
Title remainder
the theater of Sam Shepard
Statement of responsibility
Ron Mottram
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sam Shepard has so often been called the preeminent playwright of his generation that the statement goes almost unchallenged today. Some have gone further in their praise: Partisan Review, for example, has described him as one of the two greatest dramatists of the American theater, the other being Eugene O'Neill. But despite that praise, and despite the fact that his plays have won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, there have been until now no extended studies of his work. Although primarily giving literary and dramatic analysis, Mottram also constructs a biographical context for the plays that is a blend of straightforward fact and Shepard's imaginative recreations of significant events in his own life. Shepard once wrote, "I'm taking notes in as much detail as possible on an event that's happening somewhere inside me"; that "event," fueled by what Shepard has called a library of stored images and experiences, constitutes an inner landscape that is expressed throughout the plays as well as in his collections of prose and poetry. This study traces some of the prominent features of that inner landscape, showing that Sam Shepard, like Walt Whitman before him, celebrates himself while simultaneously projecting a vision of America that is often profoundly disturbing."--Book jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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Mottram, Ron
Dewey number
812/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3569.H394
LC item number
Z77 1984
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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University of Missouri Press
Series statement
A literary frontiers edition
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shepard, Sam
  • Biography
  • Dramatists, American
Label
Inner landscapes : the theater of Sam Shepard, Ron Mottram
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
On the road : "From some place to some place" -- The inner library : holy ghosts come home to roost -- Playing for high stakes -- The family : "Fist fights across the table" -- Destinations -- Sam Shepard Chronology
Control code
300596528
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 172 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)300596528
Label
Inner landscapes : the theater of Sam Shepard, Ron Mottram
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
On the road : "From some place to some place" -- The inner library : holy ghosts come home to roost -- Playing for high stakes -- The family : "Fist fights across the table" -- Destinations -- Sam Shepard Chronology
Control code
300596528
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 172 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)300596528

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