Genesis of an American Playwright

3.5 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780918954916: Genesis of an American Playwright
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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 remarkable about this book is equally remarkable about his drama: he writes with an effortlessness that belies the intimacy of the art emanating from deep within. The stories are simply told but complex in their resonance. Foote not only reveals his immediate professional world but also provides a running commentary on the changes in American culture. This book makes for as fascinating reading as it does compelling history. On December 20, 2000, President Bill Clinton conferred the National Medal of Arts on Texas dramatist, Horton Foote, and noted that Foote's six-decade-long, award-winning career established him as the nation's most prolific writer for stage, film, and television. Foote's many awards include two Academy Awards, an Emmy, a Burkey Award and the Screen Laurel Award from the Writers Guild of America, the Lucille Lortel Award, and his induction into both the Theatre Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Without question, Horton Foote has enriched American literature with his unique writing style and his truthful examinations of the human condition. Besides To Kill A Mockingbird and The Trip To Bountiful, Foote has written a score of notable plays, teleplays, and films.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

MARION CASTLEBERRY, an accomplished director and actor, is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Theatre Studies at Baylor University. He is the author of many academic and professional articles on Horton Foote.

Review:

A book of generosity and honesty that every aspiring writer should read.

(Jean Stapleton)

Genesis is indispensable to anyone interested in the American theatre.

(Reynolds Price)

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 Linney)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781602583351: Genesis of an American Playwright

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1602583358 ISBN 13:  9781602583351
Publisher: Baylor University Press, 2010
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Horton Foote, Marion Castleberry
Published by University of Nebraska Press
ISBN 10: 0918954916 ISBN 13: 9780918954916
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nebraska Press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0918954916

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.93
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Horton Foote
Published by Baylor University Press, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0918954916 ISBN 13: 9780918954916
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Baylor University Press, United States, 2004. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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 remarkable about this book is equally remarkable about his drama: he writes with an effortlessness that belies the intimacy of the art emanating from deep within. The stories are simply told but complex in their resonance. Foote not only reveals his immediate professional world but also provides a running commentary on the changes in American culture. This book makes for as fascinating reading as it does compelling history. On December 20, 2000, President Bill Clinton conferred the National Medal of Arts on Texas dramatist, Horton Foote, and noted that Foote's six-decade-long, award-winning career established him as the nation's most prolific writer for stage, film, and television. Foote's many awards include two Academy Awards, an Emmy, a Burkey Award and the Screen Laurel Award from the Writers Guild of America, the Lucille Lortel Award, and his induction into both the Theatre Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Without question, Horton Foote has enriched American literature with his unique writing style and his truthful examinations of the human condition. Besides To Kill A Mockingbird and The Trip To Bountiful , Foote has written a score of notable plays, teleplays, and films. Seller Inventory # AAG9780918954916

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Horton Foote
Published by Baylor University Press, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0918954916 ISBN 13: 9780918954916
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Baylor University Press, United States, 2004. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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 remarkable about this book is equally remarkable about his drama: he writes with an effortlessness that belies the intimacy of the art emanating from deep within. The stories are simply told but complex in their resonance. Foote not only reveals his immediate professional world but also provides a running commentary on the changes in American culture. This book makes for as fascinating reading as it does compelling history. On December 20, 2000, President Bill Clinton conferred the National Medal of Arts on Texas dramatist, Horton Foote, and noted that Foote's six-decade-long, award-winning career established him as the nation's most prolific writer for stage, film, and television. Foote's many awards include two Academy Awards, an Emmy, a Burkey Award and the Screen Laurel Award from the Writers Guild of America, the Lucille Lortel Award, and his induction into both the Theatre Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Without question, Horton Foote has enriched American literature with his unique writing style and his truthful examinations of the human condition. Besides To Kill A Mockingbird and The Trip To Bountiful , Foote has written a score of notable plays, teleplays, and films. Seller Inventory # AAG9780918954916

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Foote, Horton. Edited by Marion Castleberry.
Published by Baylor Univ
ISBN 10: 0918954916 ISBN 13: 9780918954916
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Baylor Univ. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 3651055

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Horton Foote
Published by Baylor University Press
ISBN 10: 0918954916 ISBN 13: 9780918954916
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 9
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Baylor University Press. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780918954916

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.82
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.76
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Horton Foote
Published by Baylor University Press
ISBN 10: 0918954916 ISBN 13: 9780918954916
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Baylor University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 287 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.6in. x 1.0in.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 remarkable about this book is equally remarkable about his drama: he writes with an effortlessness that belies the intimacy of the art emanating from deep within. The stories are simply told, but complex in their resonance. Foote not only reveals his immediate professional world, but he also provides a running commentary on the changes in American culture. This book makes for as fascinating reading as it does compelling history. On December 20, 2000, President Bill Clinton conferred the National Medal of Arts on Texas dramatist, Horton Foote, and noted that Footes six-decade-long, award-winning career established him as the nations most prolific writer for stage, film, and television. Footes many awards include two Academy Awards, an Emmy, a Burkey Award and the Screen Laurel Award from the Writers Guild of America, the Lucille Lortel Award, and his induction into both the Theatre Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Without question, Horton Foote has enriched American literature with his unique writing style and his truthful examinations of the human condition. Besides To Kill A Mockingbird and The Trip To Bountiful, Foote has written a score of notable plays, teleplays, and films. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 9780918954916

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Horton Foote
ISBN 10: 0918954916 ISBN 13: 9780918954916
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Hardcover. 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, throug.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 287 pages. 0.617. Seller Inventory # 9780918954916

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Horton Foote, Marion Castleberry (Editor)
Published by Baylor University Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0918954916 ISBN 13: 9780918954916
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Baylor University Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0918954916

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Horton Foote
Published by Baylor University Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0918954916 ISBN 13: 9780918954916
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Baylor University Press, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0918954916

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Horton Foote, Marion Castleberry (editor)
Published by Baylor University Press 2004-02-01, Waco, Tex. (2004)
ISBN 10: 0918954916 ISBN 13: 9780918954916
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Baylor University Press 2004-02-01, Waco, Tex., 2004. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780918954916

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.35
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book