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Overview

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Author

Sam Shepard

First Performed

1980

Type

Play

Genre

Comedy

About the Title

The play True West, set in the far west of the United States, east of Los Angeles, considers the mythology of the American West created by media and existing in the minds of people who long to change their lives. This West is a rugged, romantic, but often violent place where people are free to reinvent themselves. The play questions whether this idealized version of the West is real or true and ultimately suggests that the idea of a true west is a fantasy.

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