Sam Shepard Essays

12th Grade

Buried Child

Sam Shepard’s play, ‘Buried Child’ presents a subversive view of the American dream and the nuclear family. A Midwestern family from the 1970s hold a corrosive secret that eats away at their sanity, as well as their relationships. The fragmented...


True West

Growing up on a dusty ranch in rural California, a young Sam Shepard was accustomed to a hardened and seemingly fabled nature of the American West, one that seemed to breathe the kind of utter wildness one might only think imaginable in a John...