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Horton Foote : a literary biography

Author: Charles S Watson
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2003.
Series: Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture, no. 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"A literary biography is a life in the context of literary works. ... This literary biography examines Foote's life, career, and best plays in a single volume. [It] begins with chapters on Foote's early life, then moves to plays written for the New York theatre. Next [it] examines his teleplays composed during the Golden Age of Television in the early 1950s. A biographical chapter based on his letters follows. After  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Watson, Charles S., 1931-
Horton Foote.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607004354
Named Person: Horton Foote; Horton Foote; Horton Foote
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles S Watson
ISBN: 0292791607 9780292791602 9780292719354 0292719353
OCLC Number: 50192308
Description: x, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Foote and Wharton, Texas --
2. Formative Years and the Call of Acting --
3. Finding a Vocation: From Acting to Writing --
4. Texas Playwright on Broadway and Tennessee Williams --
5. Return to Broadway: The Chase --
6. The Golden Age of Television --
7. The Trip to Bountiful: Three Versions --
8. Christian Science --
9. People and Themes --
10. Country Music: The Traveling Lady, Baby, the Rain Must Fall, and Tender Mercies --
11. Adaptations of Harper Lee, Faulkner, O'Connor, and Steinbeck --
12. The Orphans' Home Cycle, Part 1 --
13. The Orphans' Home Cycle, Part 2 --
14. One-Acts of the 1980s: Disintegrating Homes and Displaced Persons --
15. Greek Tragedy and Full-Length Plays across the Hudson --
16. Amazing Climax: The Young Man from Atlanta --
Conclusion: The Achievement of Horton Foote.
Series Title: Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture, no. 9.
Responsibility: Charles S. Watson.
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"A literary biography is a life in the context of literary works. ... This literary biography examines Foote's life, career, and best plays in a single volume. [It] begins with chapters on Foote's early life, then moves to plays written for the New York theatre. Next [it] examines his teleplays composed during the Golden Age of Television in the early 1950s. A biographical chapter based on his letters follows. After noting his screenwritings in original works and adaptations for the movies and television, [it] recounts his triumphant return to the theatre from the 1970s to the 1990s. Foote's life provides the framework for analyzing the development of his art and thought in the leading plays."--The preface, p. ix-x.

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