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Interview with Horton Foote

Author: Horton Foote; Michael Wilson; Patrick Hoffman; New York Public Library, Billy Rose Theatre Collection, Theatre on Film and Tape Archive.
Publisher: New York, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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Playwright Horton Foote discusses his life and work, starting with his childhood in Wharton, Texas, which became the setting for many of his plays. He describes his early years as an actor, how encouragement from choreographer Agnes De Mille inspired him to become a writer, and tells how a short drama he wrote for television grew into the nine-play Orphans' home cycle. Foote compares working for the stage with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Horton Foote; Horton Foote; Horton Foote; Horton Foote; Agnes De Mille
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Horton Foote; Michael Wilson; Patrick Hoffman; New York Public Library, Billy Rose Theatre Collection, Theatre on Film and Tape Archive.
OCLC Number: 229129517
Performer(s): Interviewer: Michael Wilson.
Event notes: Videotaped by The New York Public Library's Theatre on Film and Tape Archive in the Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2008.
Description: 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. (DVD)
Other Titles: Horton Foote interview
Responsibility: [Video prod. company] Parker/Hodges Productions ; [Video producer] Theatre on Film and Tape Archive, Patrick Hoffman, director.

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Playwright Horton Foote discusses his life and work, starting with his childhood in Wharton, Texas, which became the setting for many of his plays. He describes his early years as an actor, how encouragement from choreographer Agnes De Mille inspired him to become a writer, and tells how a short drama he wrote for television grew into the nine-play Orphans' home cycle. Foote compares working for the stage with writing for television and film, speaks of some of his influences and his experiences adapting other writers' work, and discusses specific elements in his plays, such as family, race, religion, and music.

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