Rereading Shepard

Contemporary Critical Essays on the Plays of Sam Shepard

  • Leonard Wilcox

About this book

Introduction

Rereading Shepard draws together 13 original theoretical perspectives on one of America's most important contemporary playwrights. Representing a range of critical appraoches - including semiotics, deconstruction, and feminism - the essays address recent debates emerging in Shepard criticism. These include the status of Shepard's texts within the modernist tradition on the one hand and a developing post-modernism on the other, and the feminist debate over Shepard's drama - does it reinforce a masculinist world or does it provide some oppositional stance toward patriarchal 'master narratives'?

Keywords

America drama Narrative

Editors and affiliations

  • Leonard Wilcox
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-22509-5
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1993
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature & Performing Arts Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-22511-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-22509-5
  • About this book