Sam Shepard

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True West review – Sam Shepard’s fraternal face-off gains new resonance
Steppenwolf’s staging at Galway International Arts festival has a smart political and racial awareness as it unpicks the American myth

Helen Meany

15, Jul, 2022 @11:21 AM

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Patti Smith: 'I feel the unrest of the world in the pit of my stomach'
The singer on solitude, lifelong friend Sam Shepard, and her latest memoir

Kate Kellaway

20, Sep, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Ages of the Moon review – Sam Shepard bromance laughs in the face of death
Shepard picks apart the frailties of two men tormented by unspoken emotions, from marital meltdown and armchair priapism to the existential crisis of mortality

Arifa Akbar

24, Oct, 2019 @12:36 PM

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All aboard the Bob Dylan express! How Rolling Thunder revved round America
When Dylan chanced upon a huge Roma gathering in France, he was transfixed – and formed his own travelling supergroup. As Martin Scorsese brings its ragtag magic to screens, we hitch a ride back to 75

Richard Williams

11, Jun, 2019 @2:26 PM

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True West review – Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano go south in mediocre drama
Sam Shepard’s most popular play hits Broadway yet again but with underwhelming results

Alexis Soloski

25, Jan, 2019 @2:00 AM

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The week in theatre: True West; Hole; Fiddler on the Roof – review
Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn slug it out as Sam Shepard’s feuding brothers, women rabble-rouse at the Royal Court, and Trevor Nunn’s revival of Fiddler on the Roof misses its moment

Susannah Clapp

08, Dec, 2018 @2:00 PM

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True West review – Harington and Flynn star as Shepard's warring siblings
Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn are good, if slightly mismatched, as the brothers in Sam Shepard’s haunting play

Michael Billington

04, Dec, 2018 @11:00 PM

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On my radar: Wim Wenders’s cultural highlights
The German director on stunning 15th-century art, the magic of Nick Cave, and the spirituality of a Franciscan friar

02, Dec, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Never Here review – dark, disturbing surveillance thriller
In his last screen role, Sam Shepard plays an art dealer whose affair with a young conceptual artist leads to disquieting questions of identity

Peter Bradshaw

20, Sep, 2018 @7:00 AM

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The Mildew: Sam Shepard's 'lost' play finally makes it to the stage
An early one-act play from the late Pulitzer prize winner is being performed for the first time, hinting at the great playwright he would later become

John J Winters

14, Feb, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Sam Shepard remembered by Johnny Dark
The actor and playwright’s best friend recalls a 50-year bond based on their shared love of literature, letters and life in the fast lane

17, Dec, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Harry Dean Stanton: gentleness, sensitivity, gallantry and painful masculinity | Peter Bradshaw
After decades of supporting roles and character parts, the late Harry Dean Stanton’s legend suddenly came into focus in Paris, Texas

Peter Bradshaw

16, Sep, 2017 @2:29 AM

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