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Getting Frankie Married--and Afterwards and Other Plays: Horton Foote Collected Works Volume III

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This collection includes introductory notes by the playwright and original cast and production information. The plays in this volume, "Laura Dennis", "Tomorrow," "The Day Emily Married," "Vernon Early," "A Coffin in Egypt," and "Getting Frankie Married - and Afterwards,” have never been published in trade editions.
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Overview

This collection includes introductory notes by the playwright and original cast and production information. The plays in this volume, "Laura Dennis", "Tomorrow," "The Day Emily Married," "Vernon Early," "A Coffin in Egypt," and "Getting Frankie Married - and Afterwards,” have never been published in trade editions.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This six-play anthology, Pulitzer Prize winner Foote's third after Collected Plays (LJ 9/15/96), takes its title from the last and best selection. Others include "The Day Emily Married," "Tomorrow," "A Coffin in Egypt," "Laura Dennis," and its sequel, "Vernon Early." Aside from "Tomorrow," the 1963 adaptation of a William Faulkner story, these works were copyrighted in the mid-1990s. Harrison, TX, Foote's imaginary community, is the setting for four plays. The themes of family and community, kinship and friendship in small Southern towns threatened by the oil and gas industries are dramatized with compassion and sensitivity. Foote is "a master of capturing the little bits that make up our complicated selves," as James Houghton writes in his introduction. The original production and cast for the first five plays are included. Recommended for public and academic libraries. (Foote's introductory notes not seen.)--Ming-ming Shen Kuo, Ball State Univ. Lib., Muncie, IN
Library Journal
DRAMA Following his Four New Plays (Smith & Kraus, 1993), Foote, the screenwriter of To Kill a Mockingbird, compiles four of his early original stage plays: The Trip to Bountiful, The Chase, The Traveling Lady, and The Roads to Home. (The first three were later made into acclaimed films.) Foote still charms contemporary dramatic audiences with his optimism and compassion; these human dramas of ordinary folks in rural Texas towns with all their fears, foibles, strengths, courage, and love for family, community, and God remain refreshing reading in the 1990s. This compilation lacks the original Broadway/Off-Broadway productions, set designs, and property lists found in the acting editions issued by Dramatists Service, Inc. in the 1950s and 1980s. But Foote comes through as "an artist of spiritual transcendence," to quote Robert Ellerman's introduction. Recommended for all academic libraries and public libraries with theatrical drama collections.Ming-ming Shen Kuo, Ball State Univ. Lib., Muncie, Ind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575251547
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/1999
  • Series: Horton Foote Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.72 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 1.02 (d)

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