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Curse of the Starving Class by Sam Shepard

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Published by Dramatists Play Service .
Written in English

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StatementSam Shepard.
The Physical Object
Pagination68p. ;
Number of Pages68
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16171808M
ISBN 100822202611

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Curse of the Starving Class, Paperback by Shepard, Sam, ISBN , ISBN , Brand New, Free shipping in the US. (Three acts) This Obie Award-winning play, a darkly comic exploration of the American family psyche, is an expository look at four family members of the Tate family who live on a Californian farm. As the four characters shift into adolescence, adulthood and old age, they face the loss of their farm to debt and developers. Weston is the alcoholic father who has driven his family deep into debt.1/5(1).   Curse of the Starving Class Study Guide consists of approx. 36 pages of summaries and analysis on Curse of the Starving Class by Sam Shepard. This study guide includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Objects/Places, Themes, Style, Quotes, and Topics for : Bookrags. The volume covers the major plays, including Curse of the Starving Class, Buried Child, and True West, as well as other lesser known but vitally important works. A thorough chronology of Shepard's life and career, together with biographical chapters, a note from the legendary Joseph Chaikin, and an interview with the playwright, give a.

Curse of the Starving Class Summary. Thanks for exploring this SuperSummary Plot Summary of “Curse of the Starving Class” by Sam Shepard. A modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, SuperSummary offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. Curse of the Starving Class is a play by Sam Shepard, considered the first of a series on family critics consider it part of a Family Trilogy that includes Buried Child () and True West (). Others consider it part of a quintet that includes Fool for Love () and A Lie of the Mind (). The play was commissioned by Joseph Papp and premiered in London in before. Curse of the Starving Class: very good Tooth of Crime: a travesty, a horribly juvenile trainwreck of a play that could only be staged by a mentally defective boomer True West: a masterpiece La Turista: meh, just okay, clearly a begginer's work The others are just short little filler to make the book /5().   Directed by J. Michael McClary. With James Woods, Kathy Bates, Randy Quaid, Henry Thomas. Sam Shepard's coming of age drama about a dirt-poor 's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk, and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left of their family life.6/10(K).

Curse of the Starving Class is a full-length drama by Sam Shepard. On the shores of California, four members of a dysfunctional a family desperately try to hold onto their failing farm. Dad drunkenly dreams of a hermit's life in the desert while Mom longs for European sophistication. Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class at first reading is a very strange play. The playwright seems not to have been able to decide whether he wanted to write a realistic social protest play.   “Curse of the Starving Class” (first staged in London in ) was the first in a rich series of family dramas of disorientation that also includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Buried Child.   A study guide for Sam Shepard's "Curse of the Starving Class", excerpted from The Gale Group's acclaimed Drama for Students series. Designed with busy students in mind, this concise study guide includes: plot summary; character analysis; author biographies; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much :