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Shepard was unique not only for his signature masterworks—true west, buried child and fool for love among them—and not only because he cut a lean, memorable figure as an. An introduction to true west by sam shepard learn about the book and the historical context in which it was written. Colby-sawyer college theater club presents 'true west,' a sam shepard play about two estranged brothers new london, nh - colby-sawyer college will stage true west, a play by sam shepard about estranged adult brothers exploring their history and rivalry when they find themselves together again in the family home. True west (sparknotes literature guide) by sam shepard making the reading experience fun created by harvard students for students everywhere, sparknotes is a new breed of study guide: smarter, better, faster.