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"Fool For Love" by Sam Shepard
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May will not take Eddie back because she suspect she is having an affair with a woman they call the Countess; Eddie is mad at May for not appreciating how far he came to see her and for not taking him back into her affection; Eddie becomes jealous of her date with a new man named Martin RISING ACTION Eddie tells Martin that he and May are not cousins; Eddie tells Martin that he and May fooled around in high school. The Old Man is surprised and devastated. Eddie tells May that they are connected and that their connection was decided a long time ago. This foreshadows the knowledge of their blood relation being revealed later in the play. As a youth, Shepard was often troubled by his heavy-drinking father. Sam Shepard studied agriculture for a year at San Antonio Junior College and then left to join a touring company of actors. In he moved to New York City where he served tables at the Village Gate, in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, where legendary jazz performers played.
Fool for Love is a play written by American playwright and actor Sam Shepard. The play focuses on May and Eddie, former lovers who have met again in a motel in the desert. The play premiered in at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, where Shepard was the playwright-in-residence. The play was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The "fools" in the play are battling lovers at a run-down Mojave Desert motel.