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Genesis of an American playwright

Author: Horton Foote; Marion Castleberry
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, [2004]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Genesis of an American Playwright. Horton Foote, one of the greatest American playwrights of the twentieth century, reflects upon his journey from his childhood in Wharton, Texas, through his early experiences as an actor in the theatre, to his mature vocation as a playwright. All along the way, Foote carefully identifies the people and influences that shaped his character and nurtured his art. What is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Foote, Horton.
Genesis of an American playwright.
Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, [2004]
(OCoLC)607137774
Named Person: Horton Foote; Horton Foote
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Horton Foote; Marion Castleberry
ISBN: 0918954916 9780918954916
OCLC Number: 52980644
Description: xxi, 287 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Genesis of a Playwright --
Seeing and Imagining --
Pasadena and Beyond --
Learning to Write --
On Being a Southern Writer --
Wharton, Then and Now --
What It Means to be a Southern Writer --
The Trip to Paradise --
The Artist as Mythmaker --
Things Have Ends and Beginnings --
Writing for the Stage --
Dance and Broadway (1944) --
Harrison, USA --
Sometimes the One-Act Play Says It All --
Advice to Young Playwrights --
Herbert Berghof --
The Orphans' Home Cycle Lecture --
How To and How Not To: Some Lessons Learned along the Way --
Introduction to The Young Man from Atlanta --
Writing for the Screen --
The Little Box --
On First Dramatizing Faulkner --
The McDermott Lecture --
Writing for Film --
Willa Cather --
Thoughts on the American Theatre --
The New York Theatre (1930-1940) --
The Changing of the Guard --
The Vanishing World and Renewals.
Responsibility: by Horton Foote ; edited and with an introduction by Dr. Marion Castleberry.
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Here, in all its astonishing range and depth, in his own words and over years and years and years, is the life and work of one of America's greatest writers. Read it with love and awe. -Romulus Read more...

 
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