True West

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ISBN 9780571353699 Format Paperback
9780571353699
Paperback
Published 06/12/2018 Length 96 pages
96

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Austin, working on his Hollywood screenplay, is disturbed by the arrival of his estranged brother, Lee, just returned from three months in the desert. During a brief spell of uneasy cohabitation in their absent mother's house, Lee employs himself as a door-to-door burglar before killing his brother’s film idea by pitching his own to Austin’s producer. But Lee is no writer and the brothers must strike a deal, escalating sibling rivalry to fever pitch in the blazing Californian heat.

Sam Shephard’s True West was first performed at the Magic Theatre, San Francisco, in 1980 and has since become recognised as an American classic.

Austin, working on his Hollywood screenplay, is disturbed by the arrival of his estranged brother, Lee, just returned from three months in the desert. During a brief spell of uneasy cohabitation in their absent mother's house, Lee employs himself as a door-to-door burglar before killing his brother’s film idea by pitching his own to Austin’s producer. But Lee is no writer and the brothers must strike a deal, escalating sibling rivalry to fever pitch in the blazing Californian heat. Sam Shephard’s True West was first performed at the Magic Theatre, San Francisco, in 1980 and has since become recognised as an American classic.