Beth Henley Collected Plays: Vol. I / Edition 1by Beth Henley
Pub. Date: 06/01/2000
Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Beth Henley: was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play for her first full-length play, Crimes of the Heart, which
Plays in Henley's Volume I are presented in the order in which they were first produced in New York. She includes with her introductions to each play a selection of her friends' memories.
Beth Henley: was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play for her first full-length play, Crimes of the Heart, which was the co-winner in 1979 of the Great American Play Contest sponsored by the Actors Theatre of Louisville .
Ms. Henley's screenplay for the film version of Crimes of the Heart won
her an Academy Award Nomination. The film was directed by Bruce Beresford
and starred Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepard. She
wrote the screenplay for Miss Firecracker starring Holly Hunter, Mary
Steenburgen and Tim Robbins, the screenplay for Nobody's Fool starring
Rosanna Arquette and Eric Roberts, a teleplay for the PBS series, Trying
Times, and co-wrote David Byrne's True Stories.
About the Author:
Beth Henley was born and raised in Mississippi, is a graduate from Southern Methodist University and lives in Los Angeles with her son Patrick.
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