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Foote, Horton

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Most widely held works by Horton Foote
To Kill a Mockingbird by Robert Mulligan( Visual )

140 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 7,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. Though he is obviously innocent, the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him--except the town's most distinguished citizen
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck( Visual )

66 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells a story of two migrant workers. They dream of better days on a spred of their own until an act of unintentional violence has tragic consequences
The young man from Atlanta by Horton Foote( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the text of the 1995 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about Will Kidder and his wife, Lily Dale, an aging couple whose only son has committed suicide for reasons they are trying very hard not to acknowledge
Courtship ; Valentine's Day ; 1918 : three plays from "The orphans' home cycle" by Horton Foote( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three plays of courtship and marriage trace the currents of family life back to their source in the struggle of the human spirit
Tender mercies by Robert Duvall( Visual )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together
Selected one-act plays of Horton Foote by Horton Foote( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers seventeen short plays set in the small Texas town of Harrison
An introduction to To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee by Dan Stone( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
Bessie by John Young( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on Bessie Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into 'The Empress of the Blues', who became one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and is an enduring icon today
William Faulkner's Barn burning by William Faulkner( Visual )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abe Snopes is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing. Snopes sets his employer's barn on fire when he thinks he's been treated unfairly. His son, Sarty, is horrified. Snopes escapes justice for lack of proof, but he and his family are told to move on. No sooner do they move than Snopes is offended by his new rich employer. Torn between trying to win his father's acceptance and his aversion to what his father will do, Sarty must make a decision and act quickly
Roots in a parched ground ; Convicts ; Lily Dale ; The Widow Claire : the first four plays of The orphans' home cycle by Horton Foote( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four plays dramatize the trials of Horace Robedaux, whose father's sudden death places Horace between his father's and his mother's families
Horton Foote's The trip to Bountiful( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carrie Watts begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie, and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house and begs her son to take her on a visit to her hometown of Bountiful. When he refuses, Mrs. Watts is undeterred and makes an escape to the local bus station, where she befriends Thelma, a young woman traveling home
Getting Frankie married-- and afterwards : and other plays by Horton Foote( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frankie, a traditional girl from a traditional town, has been leading an untraditional life. For over twenty years she has been Fred's girlfriend, and though she longs to be married, Fred has never asked -- until now. Why the change of heart? Fred's mother may be dying, and she would like to see her son married before she goes. But that's only part of the reason. There's the other embarrassing matter of another woman, a younger woman, who is suing Fred because she claims to have quit her job after Fred proposed to her. As if that weren't trouble enough, both Frankie and the other woman will be having Fred's child
Flannery O'Connor's The Displaced Person by Flannery O'Connor( Visual )

20 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in Georgia during the late 1940s, the 'displaced person' is a Polish refugee (Mr. Guizac) who's relocated by a priest to work on Mrs. McIntyre's farm. Quickly the industrious and clever Mr. Guizac becomes a threat to the other farmworkers. Soon all are plotting Mr. Guizac's downfall until fate unexpectedly takes a hand in deciding this outsider's destiny ... and ultimately everyone's tragedy"--Container
Horton Foote by Horton Foote( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To kill a mockingbird ; Tender mercies ; and, the trip to Bountiful : three screenplays by Horton Foote( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes a rape trial in a small Southern town, a washed-up country singer's recovery, and an old woman's return to her home
Main Street by John Doyle( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... a contemporary drama about several residents of a small Southern city whose lives are changed by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown. In the midst of today's challenging times, each of the colorful citizens of this close-knit North Carolina community -- from its mayor to a local police officer to a once-wealthy tobacco heiress -- will search for ways to reinvent themselves, their relationships and the very heart of their neighborhood"--Container
The last of the Thorntons : a play by Horton Foote( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not only does town busybody Fannie Mae bring medication to the residents of a nursing home in Harrison, Texas, she also brings the gift of gab and a thorough command of local knowledge, useful among folks who are inclined to forget the years of their births or their religion. Her conversation starters allow the home's residents to swap stories and reminisce about their lives, revealing rich and complex histories that both burden and sustain them in the present. THE LAST OF THE THORNTONS carries you along with droll humor to a conclusion that resonates with poignancy
Cousins ; and, the death of Papa : the final two plays of The orphans' home cycle by Horton Foote( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three plays : Dividing the estate, the trip to Bountiful, and the young man from Atlanta by Horton Foote( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometimes called the American Chekhov, Horton Foote has been mapping the rich emotional terrain just beneath the plain, quiet surfaces of his small-town characters for well over half a century. This anthology brings together three of his most critically acclaimed plays: Dividing the Estate, The Trip to Bountiful, and The Young Man from Atlanta
The trip to Bountiful; play in three acts by Horton Foote( Book )

6 editions published between 1954 and 1982 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Horton Foote's moving play tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman, who longs to escape the cramped Houston apartment where she lives with her protective son, Ludie, and her authoritarian daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. Carrie wants to return to her beloved hometown of Bountiful, Texas, one final time before she dies. While Ludie is at work and Jessie Mae is at the drugstore, Carrie escapes to the bus station and befriends a young woman named Thelma. The new friends travel toward Bountiful together, but when Carrie arrives in nearby Harrison, Texas, she begins to learn that her beloved town isn't the same as she remembered it."-- Publisher's website
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To Kill a Mockingbird
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Foote, Albert Horton 1916-2009

Foote, Albert Horton Jr

Horton Foote acteur américain

Horton Foote Amerikaans acteur

Horton Foote amerykański scenarzysta filmowy

Horton Foote dramaturge, scénariste et acteur américain

Horton Foote drammaturgo e sceneggiatore statunitense

Horton Foote US-amerikanischer Dramatiker und Drehbuchautor

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הורטון פוט שחקן אמריקאי

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Of Mice and MenThe young man from AtlantaCourtship ; Valentine's Day ; 1918 : three plays from "The orphans' home cycle"Selected one-act plays of Horton FooteWilliam Faulkner's Barn burningRoots in a parched ground ; Convicts ; Lily Dale ; The Widow Claire : the first four plays of The orphans' home cycleGetting Frankie married-- and afterwards : and other playsHorton Foote