Orphans' Home: The Voice and Vision of Horton Foote (Southern Literary Studies)
Laurin PorterISBN: 0807128457;
Book DescriptionA Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, an Emmy-winning television writer, and an Oscar-winning screenwriter of such notable films as To Kill a Mockingbird and Tender Mercies, the amazingly versatile Horton Foote has been a force on the American cultural scene for more than fifty years. By critical consensus, Foote's foremost achievement is the Orphans' Home Cycle-a course of nine independent yet interlocking plays that traces the transformation of a small-town southern orphan, Horace Robedaux, into a husband, father, and patriarch. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including interviews with Foote, Laurin Porter demonstrates why the author's masterpiece is a unique accomplishment not only in his personal oeurve but also in the canon of American drama. Set in the fictitious town of Harrison, Texas, and based partly on the childhood of Foote's father and the courtship and marriage of his parents, the cycle is a wide-ranging, intricate work reminiscent of William...
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