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Tooth of Crime: Second Dance

Sam Shepard


PUBLISHED: 14th February 2006
ISBN: 9780307274984
ANNOTATION:
One of the plays that first announced Sam Shepard as an original voice in American theater, "Tooth of Crime "is his thrillingly innovative rock drama, published here in a revised edition that is as fresh and provocative as the original was more than thirty years ago. An aging rock star in a world in which entertainment and street warfare go hand in hand, Hoss must defend himself against Crow, a newcomer who battles him for fame. Combining musical styles and intense dialogue in an unconventional musical-fantasy, "Tooth of Crime "riffs brilliantly on rising stars and fading legends, and rock lived and died for.
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PUBLISHED: 14th February 2006
ISBN: 9780307274984
ANNOTATION:
One of the plays that first announced Sam Shepard as an original voice in American theater, "Tooth of Crime "is his thrillingly innovative rock drama, published here in a revised edition that is as fresh and provocative as the original was more than thirty years ago. An aging rock star in a world in which entertainment and street warfare go hand in hand, Hoss must defend himself against Crow, a newcomer who battles him for fame. Combining musical styles and intense dialogue in an unconventional musical-fantasy, "Tooth of Crime "riffs brilliantly on rising stars and fading legends, and rock lived and died for.

Annotation

One of the plays that first announced Sam Shepard as an original voice in American theater, "Tooth of Crime "is his thrillingly innovative rock drama, published here in a revised edition that is as fresh and provocative as the original was more than thirty years ago. An aging rock star in a world in which entertainment and street warfare go hand in hand, Hoss must defend himself against Crow, a newcomer who battles him for fame. Combining musical styles and intense dialogue in an unconventional musical-fantasy, "Tooth of Crime "riffs brilliantly on rising stars and fading legends, and rock lived and died for.

Publisher Description

One of the plays that first announced Sam Shepard as an original voice in American theater, Tooth of Crime is his thrillingly innovative rock drama, published here in a revised edition that is as fresh and provocative as the original was more than thirty years ago. An aging rock star in a world in which entertainment and street warfare go hand in hand, Hoss must defend himself against Crow, a newcomer who battles him for fame. Combining musical styles and intense dialogue in an unconventional musical-fantasy, Tooth of Crime riffs brilliantly on rising stars and fading legends, and rock lived and died for.

Author Biography

Sam Shepard is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of more than forty-five plays. 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 t

Review

"Brilliant. . . . By far Mr. Shepard's best play." -The Wall Street Journal "A fascinating, even brilliant work. . . . It is bracingly insightful on the ephemerality and corrupting powers of stardom. . . . Few critics would deny its electricity and imagination on the page." -The New York Times

"Marvelously evocative. . . . Direct and immediate. . . . A simple allegory of fame American-style. . . . It packs a potent punch not readily forgotten." -New York Post

Product Details

Author
Sam Shepard
Short Title
TOOTH OF CRIME
Pages
96
Publisher
Vintage Books USA
Language
English
ISBN-10
0307274985
ISBN-13
9780307274984
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2006
Publication Date
2006-02-28
Subtitle
Second Dance
Country of Publication
United States
Residence
US