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The Resource Beginnings : a memoir, Horton Foote

Beginnings : a memoir, Horton Foote

Label
Beginnings : a memoir
Title
Beginnings
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Horton Foote
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since 1939, Horton Foote, "the Chekhov of the small town," has chronicled with compassion and acuity the experience of American life both intimate and universal. His adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and his original screen play Tender Mercies earned him Academy Awards. He has won a Pulitzer Prize, the Gold Medal for Drama from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award for Drama, and the President's National Medal of Arts." "Beginnings is the story of Foote's discovery of his own vocation. He didn't always want to write. When he left Wharton, Texas, at the age of sixteen to study at the Pasadena Playhouse, Foote aspired to be an actor. He remembers the terror and excitement of leaving home during the Depression, his early exposure to the influences of German theater, and the speech lessons he took to "cure" him of his Southern drawl. He eventually arrives in New York to search for acting jobs and to study with some of the great Russian and American teachers of the 1930s. But after mixed results on the stage, he finally recognizes his true passion, writing."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foote, Horton
Dewey number
  • 812/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3511.O344
LC item number
Z466 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foote, Horton
  • Dramatists, American
  • Screenwriters
Label
Beginnings : a memoir, Horton Foote
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Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm47665024
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780743211154
Lccn
2001047088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o47665024
  • (OCoLC)47665024
Label
Beginnings : a memoir, Horton Foote
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm47665024
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780743211154
Lccn
2001047088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o47665024
  • (OCoLC)47665024

Library Locations

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