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“Sam Shepard: A Retrospective” will explore the life, work and legacy of one of America’s greatest living playwrights. Topics include the influence of rock ‘n roll on his language; his chronicling of the disintegration of the American family, community, and spirituality; his controversial portrayal of gender; his use of invented myth; and his exploration of the loneliness of aging.
The course will incorporate Shepard productions that are running in the Bay Area right now in honor of his 70th birthday. And will be taught by Lily Janiak
The course is through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SF State University and runs Thursdays10am – 12 noon at 835 Market Street. The first class is October 24th and runs for 6 weeks.
For more info go to olli.sfsu.edu or call 415-817-4243