Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Description

This paper examines violence and masculinity in Sam Shepard's work as a symptom of war trauma, apparent in his characterization of several of his male characters as war veterans and the violent language accompanying his other characters. War becomes a cultural disease infesting and destroying the family on Shepard's stage.

Copyright Statement

This document was published with permission by the journal. It was originally published by the New England Theatre Journal.

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