His style has evolved over the years, from the absurdism of his early Off-Off-Broadway work to the realism of Buried Child and Curse of the Starving Class (both 1978). After graduating from Duarte High School in Los Angeles County in 1961, he briefly studied agriculture at nearby Mt.San Antonio College, where he became enamored of Samuel Beckett, jazz, and abstract expressionism.We've debated whether or not Sam Shepard is a hot playwright on this blog before. I say no, only because I suspected he was an a-hole. Patti Smith and Sam dated for a while before Patti knew who Sam actually was.He went by the name "Slim" (ugh, how pretentious) and Patti had no idea he was an Obie winning playwright. it burns me up that Jackie Curtis would be star struck by Sam Shepard when Jackie Curtis is JACKIE FUCKING CURTIS.Among these, the most visited one was the Bar called Bathtub Gin, where both Shepard and Gio went almost regularly.
New York described him as "the greatest American playwright of his generation." Shepard's plays are chiefly known for their bleak, poetic, often surrealist elements, black humor and rootless characters living on the outskirts of American society.The transfer was believed to be arranged by Shepard himself to avoid conflicts about dating a subordinate.Gawker even mentions that both have been spotted in many bars on multiple occasions., which details the singer's famous friendship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe from beginning to tragic end.As you may or may not know, Patti Smith and Sam Shepard were lovers for a while, and this period in Patti's life is just as romanticized in the book as any other.