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- DescriptionAs an actor, screenwriter, director, short story writer, and, most significantly, a playwright, Sam Shepard has long been an important figure on the American cultural landscape. A Body Across the Map focuses on the character conflict central to Shepard's most significant plays; that between fathers and sons. Beginning with The Rock Garden and concluding with A Lie of the Mind, this analysis shows how Shepard's worldview has evolved over a 20-year span. A long-standing pessimist who saw Oedipal revenge as a necessity, and genetic determination as inescapable, Shepard ultimately disavows these dark worldviews in favor of one where gentleness, spiritual generosity, cooperation, and the acceptance of long-denied truths prevail over rage, self-interest, and biological predestination.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Michael Taav is a playwright, screenwriter, and director whose films have won prizes at the Berlin, Melbourne, Chicago, and Houston International Film Festivals. He has a Ph.D in Theatre and Dramatic Literature from the City University of New York Graduate Center and currently teaches at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
- Author(s)Michael Taav
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/02/2000
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleArtists & Issues in the Theatre
- Series Part/Volume Number11
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight120 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine13 mm
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