Study Guide

The Countess in Fool for Love

By Sam Shepard

The Countess

She never appears onstage or speaks any lines, but she's definitely a presence. She shows up twice outside May's motel room, doing damage to Eddie's car each time. It seems she's also Eddie's lover/girlfriend/whatever (though hopefully not his sister), and she's not pleased that he's canoodling with someone else.

Well, we assume she's not—why else would she shoot up his car?