Theater: Blood Lust

FOOL FOR LOVE by Sam Shepard

In Sam Shepard's plays, human contact is animal combat. There is a surreal humor in the struggle, but, make no mistake, it is a struggle to the death.

In True West, two brothers resolve their differences in the exact manner of Cain and Abel. In The Tooth of Crime, two rock stars, Hoss and Crow, meet on the killing ground of the territorial imperative. Who shall be king? The play is like the jungle ritual in which the young lion destroys the old lion to become leader of the pride.

One might assume from the title that...

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