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True West

(1981)
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Kit Harington (Games of Thrones) and Johnny Flynn (Beast) smolder and burn as sparring brothers in Sam Shepard's darkly comic 1980 drama. The Cain and Abel conflict is a showdown of sibling rivalry, to be sure, but also bears witness to a legacy of booze-fueled family brawls. As Harington and Flynn duel it out, they bring a cagey, wiry energy to director Matthew Dunster's West End revival of this Pulitzer Prize finalist. The portrait of the estranged pair is a riveting study in contrasts as Harington's successful screenwriter and Flynn's scheming grifter explosively collide in the California desert. The scorched, arid setting is more than just a backdrop; its expanse and emptiness make it a palpable presence in a play about wounded masculinity and broken dreams.

The live theatre production of True West was performed at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, United Kingdom, in 2019. It was produced by Joseph Smith and John Brant for Smith & Brant Theatricals and James Bierman for Empire Street Productions.

Portions of this audio drama contain mature language and themes. Listener discretion is advised.



Used availability for Sam Shepard's True West

Paperback Editions

December 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: True West
Author(s): Sam Shepard
ISBN: 0-571-35369-X / 978-0-571-35369-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: True West
Author(s): Sam Shepard
ISBN: 0-571-32308-1 / 978-0-571-32308-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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June 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: True West
Author(s): Sam Shepard
ISBN: 0-573-61728-7 / 978-0-573-61728-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc
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October 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: True West
Author(s): Sam Shepard
ISBN: 0-571-11833-X / 978-0-571-11833-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

March 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: True West
Author(s): Sam Shepard
ISBN: 1-71352-124-5 / 978-1-71352-124-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: True West
Author(s): Sam Shepard
Publisher: Audible Originals
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April 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: True West
Author(s): Sam Shepard
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April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: True West
Author(s): Sam Shepard
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April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: True West
Author(s): Sam Shepard
Publisher: Audible Originals
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December 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: True West
Author(s): Sam Shepard
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
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December 2005 : UK Audio edition
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Title: True West
Author(s): Sam Shepard
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
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July 2002 : USA Audio CD
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Title: True West
Author(s): Mr Sam Shepard
ISBN: 1-58081-233-3 / 978-1-58081-233-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: LA Theatre Works
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Kindle Editions

December 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: True West
Author(s): Sam Shepard
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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