LitBirthdays November 5

Happy Birthday Sam Shepard!

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Sam Shepard (Samuel Shepard Rogers) (born November 5, 1943) – U.S. playwright, actor

Read the Wikipedia article here

Read the Washington Post obituary for Sam Shepard here

Mr. Shepard came of age writing poetry and plays in the 1960s as alternative experimentation transformed the theater scene. As a playwright, he created an original, influential tone fusing rock-and-roll spirit, Tennessee Williams-style brutal lyricism and a 1960s radical attack on realism.

[Nelson Pressley in the Washington Post, July 31, 2017]

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