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Marion Castleberry

Marion Castleberry is professor of Theatre Arts at Baylor University where he teaches graduate courses in directing and performance theory. He holds a PhD in Theatre from Louisiana State University. Castleberry is founding president of the Horton Foote Society, cofounder of the Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival, and serves on the board of directors of the Horton Foote Legacy Project. His 2006 production of Foote'sThe Traveling Lady at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for "Best Revival of a Play." Castleberry is editor of three books on Horton Foote: The Voice of an American Playwright, Genesis of an American Playwright, and Farewell: Remembering Horton Foote.

Books by Marion Castleberry

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The Voice of an American Playwright: Interviews with Horton Foote
Edited by: Gerald C. Wood   By author: Marion Castleberry
Product Code: P454
ISBN: 9780881463972
Product Format: Paperback
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This book establishes that Horton Foote’s characters and themes come from Wharton, Texas, a region influenced more by the Deep South than the cowboy tradition of West Texas. But these interviews also establish that such stories are not place-specific. They are universal stories about going away and the eternal search of emotional and spiritual homes. Foote’s stories are revealed as reflecting the dislocation, loneliness, racial tension, and gender and class divisions of the United States. But he explains that these topics are embedded in his plays and films, not part of a rhetorical approach to writing. He writes in the realist tradition. In every interview, Horton Foote demonstrates his kind, engaging, and sensitive view of life and art.
Blessed Assurance: The Life and Art of Horton Foote
By author: Marion Castleberry   Foreword by: Hallie Foote
Product Code: H892
ISBN: 9780881465051
Product Format: Hardback
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For more than seventy years, beginning in 1939, when he penned his first play, Wharton Dance, Horton Foote was regarded as one of America’s most revered dramatists. With his probing and perceptive dramas, he succeeded in charting the landscape of small-town America while creating classics of modern theatre and film that have found devoted audiences around the world. Foote wrote more than a hundred plays and screenplays for cinema, theatre, and television, and was equally successful in all three mediums--a record of variety and productivity unmatched by any other writer. With a foreword by Hallie Foote, this biography is the most thorough and comprehensive to date of American dramatist Horton Foote. Drawing on the author's complete access to Foote's personal papers and extended conversations with the writer, his family, and his friends, Marion Castleberry discusses all the important aspects of Horton Foote's life and career--his Wharton, Texas childhood, his devotion to family, his deep Christian faith, his abiding passion for the theatre, and his successes as a screenwriter and independent filmmaker.