Professor Eilenberg Remembers Actor, Playwright Sam Shepard

Tuesday, August 01, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- “Sam Shepard was the defining American dramatist of his generation, theatrically testifying to the nightmare underpinnings of the ‘American Dream,’” writes Larry Eilenberg, longtime professor of Theatre Arts at San Francisco State and the Magic Theatre’s artistic director from 1992 to 1993 and again from 1998 to 2003.“His best works represent a convergence of (Eugene) O’Neill’s brand of tragic family drama and (Samuel) Beckett’s bleak absurdism, with Sam’s father and the Mojave never far from view.”