Bad Romance: Parallels Between The Goat and Buried Child

Edward Albee’s The Goat and Sam Shephard’s Buried Child are both twentieth-century Pulitzer prize winners, two compositions which reveal challenges to conventional norms of family, love, and relationships. Both of these plays display numerous similarities regarding family. Both present a desirable and ideal nuclear family on the exterior; however hide a dark underlying secret and … Read moreBad Romance: Parallels Between The Goat and Buried Child

The Importance Of Production Elements Within Buried Child

Within the elements of production, the concepts of costume and set are fundamental factors in establishing the world of a play. Through the creation of these elements, the concept, content and context of a play can be exposed and explored by both the audience and the actors. In Sam Shepard’s play Buried Child, the context … Read moreThe Importance Of Production Elements Within Buried Child

Conflict-Causing Communication in Shepard’s Buried Child

Conflict is inevitable in any relationship. However, if left unresolved, conflict can fester and make things worse. Sam Shepard writes plays that tackle issues with the mid-21st century American family and the American dream, including unresolved conflict and terrible family secrets. In Shepard’s Buried Child, an unnamed family struggles with conflict-causing communication styles, but when … Read moreConflict-Causing Communication in Shepard’s Buried Child