Kicking a Dead Horse

Kicking a Dead Horse


By (author) MR Sam Shepard, Foreword by Stephen Rea

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  • Publisher: Vintage Books USA
  • Format: Paperback | 67 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 198mm x 10mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 10 June 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0307386821
  • ISBN 13: 9780307386823
  • Sales rank: 838,535

Product description

After successful runs in Dublin and London, Kicking a Dead Horse will have its American premiere in June at New York's Public Theatre, starring Stephen Rea, in this play that is classic Shepard . . rueful . . . highly entertaining (Sunday Independent).

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Author information

Sam Shepard is the author of more than forty-five plays. He won the Pulitzer Prize for "Buried Child." He was a finalist for the W. H. Smith Literary Award for his story collection "Great Dream of Heaven," and he has also written the story collection "Cruising Paradise," two collections of prose pieces, "Motel Chronicles "and "Hawk Moon," and "Rolling Thunder Logbook," a diary of Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Review tour. As an actor he has appeared in more than thirty films, and he received an Oscar nomination in 1984 for his performance in "The Right Stuff." His screenplay for "Paris, Texas "won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, and he wrote and directed the film "Far North "in 1988. Shepard's plays, eleven of which have won Obie Awards, include "Buried Child," "The Late Henry Moss," "Simpatico," "Curse of the Starving Class," "True West," "Fool for Love," and "A Lie of the Mind," which won a New York Drama Desk Award. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Shepard received the Gold Medal for Drama from the Academy in 1992, and in 1994 he was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame. He lives in New York.

Review quote

"Classic Shepard, rueful and paradoxic. . . . Highly entertaining." --"Sunday Independent""Witty. . . . the writing is razor sharp." --"Irish Independent""Bold. . . . Kicking a dead horse he may be, but it never feels as though Shepard is flogging it." --"Irish Times"