All the Drama: 1979 Pulitzer Prize Winner “Buried Child” by Sam Shepard

All The Drama is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of deep dives into the plays that have won The Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


The Pulitzer Prize for Drama: “Buried Child”
1979 Pulitzer winner “Buried Child” by Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard Wikipedia page

Buried Child Wikipedia page

Sam Shepard: Seven Plays: Buried Child, Curse of the Starving Class, the Tooth of Crime, La Turista, Tongues, Savage Love, True West

“True West: Sam Shepard’s Life, Work, and Times” by Robert Greenfield

“Sam Shepard: A Life” by John J. Winters

“Edward Albee Reviews Sam Shepard’s ‘Icarus’s Mother,’ 1965” The Village Voice

“Word of Mouth” by Elizabeth Hardwick, The New York Review of Books

“The Pathfinder” by John Lahr, “The New Yorker”

“Stage: Sam Shepard Offers ‘Buried Child’” review of original 1978 production by Richard Eder, The New York Times

Sam Shepard obituary by Ryan Gilbey, The Guardian

Ethan Hawke on a new biography of the elusive Sam Shepard, The Washington Post

“Sam Shepard: Mystery and Magic, Freedom and Fire” (including a tribute by Suzan-Lori Parks), American Theatre

“My Buddy: Patti Smith Remembers Sam Shepard” The New Yorker

“Coyote” (Joni Mitchell’s song inspired by Shepard

NPR’s Fresh Air Interview

Buried Child, the New Group’s 2016 production

Stalking Himself (a documentary about Shepard)

Shepard Reading the poem “When You Die”

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Jan Simpson is a theater journalist who writes the blog Broadway& Me and hosts the BroadwayRadio podcasts Stagecraft and All The Drama. She has twice served as a Pulitzer Prize juror.

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