Interview with Horton Foote

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This is well worth listening to. The American Theatre Wing interviews Horton Foote, the playwright of the upcoming Emerson Stage production of THE ACTOR, on their amazing program Downstage Center.

Playwright Horton Foote reflects on his long career, including the traveling tent shows that first inspired his love of theatre; the contrast between his Texas neighbors’ responses to his winning the Oscar and the Pulitzer; Brooks Atkinson and Ben Brantley’s differing opinions on THE TRIP TO THE BOUNTIFUL; his appreciation for theatres like Signature and Primary Stages, for giving him homes for his work; the experience of returning to Broadway with THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA after a hiatus of forty years; and how closely his characters model on some of their real-life inspirations.

American Theatre Wing – Downstage Center – Horton Foote – September, 2007.

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