Shepard, Sam (Author); Washburn, Stan (Artist/Illustrator) & Red Clay Ramblers (Music). A LIE OF THE MIND: A PLAY IN THREE ACTS: THE LIMITED EDITION. San Francisco, CA: The Arion Press, 1993. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 144 pages. As New/As New.

The complete text of the author's play, presented as an Artist Book, and accompanied by original music. One of the greatest American plays of the 20th century. Limited Edition of 300 numbered and signed copies. There is no ISBN. The Limited Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Andrew Hoyem and The Arion Press: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with navy-blue goatskin leather overboards and titles on cover and spine, as issued. Text and Introductory Notes by Sam Shepard. Art by Stan Washburn, one of the most brilliant American artist/printmakers of our time. "The Music of Sam Shepard's 'A Lie of The Mind' by the Red Clay Ramblers" Compact Disc shrinkwrapped, mounted on brown boards, and laid-in. The CD is completely integral to the Limited Edition: In his Notes, Shepard discusses its central importance to the spirit and atmosphere of his play. The bluegrass music of Red Clay Ramblers was used for the original production by Shepard, who directed it himself. He insists upon its being heard by readers and viewers of the play, and its being used for future productions. Printed on French mould-made Lana Royal archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In protective plastic DJ, as issued. Presents, in a stupendous Limited Edition production, Sam Shepard's "A Lie of The Mind". "A love ballad, a little legend about love" (Sam Shepard). He premiered the play in 1985 at the Promenade Theater New York, with Harvey Keitel, Aidan Quinn, Amanda Plummer, and Will Patton. Universally hailed as the most important theatrical event of the 1985-1986 season, it won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. "As wide, long, deep, mysterious, and unruly as the Mississippi River" (Frank Rich). "A masterpiece of poetic and theatrical brilliance that looks unerringly at love and family in the American West. Lifts him to the level of Tennessee Williams" (Time Magazine). Shepard is an American cultural icon who has written 45 plays, eleven of which have won Obie Awards, and at least five of which are now regarded as masterpieces of late-20th century theater: "Buried Child", "Curse of The Starving Class", "True West", "Fool For Love", and "A Lie of The Mind". He is a force in Hollywood as a brilliant actor (with singular good looks), screenwriter, and film director. Bruce Weber has devoted a whole book of photographs on him, "Sam", and he is one of America's genuine cultural exports, his plays translated into 36 languages and performed throughout the world. Shepard is also a virtual recluse who lives in Kentucky. An absolute "must-have" title for Sam Shepard and Stan Washburn collectors. This copy of the Limited Edition is indicated/numbered as such in black pen-marker on the Back Limitation Page. It is very prominently and beautifully signed (in blue ink-pen) by Sam Shepard and (in black ink-pen) by Stan Washburn. This title is a great play. This is one of very few copies of the Limited Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: Many copies available online have serious flaws. The CD, which is integral to the Limited Edition but missing in many copies, is intact: Shrinkwrapped, mounted on brown boards, and laid-in. A rare signed copy thus. 15 plates, 1 CD. One of the greatest living writers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SAM SHEPARD TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $400.00

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