Monday, August 07, 2017

IN MEMORIAM - Sam Shepard 1943-2017

"Remembering Sam Shepard, playwright who gave voice to drama of the heartland" PBS NewsHour 7/31/2017


SUMMARY:  Sam Shepard, long considered one of America's great playwrights of the modern era, offered a powerfully American voice in works that portrayed the darker side of American family life.  He was also a renowned actor, earning an Oscar nomination.  Jeffrey Brown looks back at his life and work with playwright and actor Tracy Letts after Shepard's death at age 73.

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