Foote is here represented by a generous selection of one-act plays, eight from the 1950s, and nine from the 1980s. He wrote mostly screenplays and larger stage dramas in the intervening years. Like his screenplays and stage plays, these pieces are often set in the mythic town of Harrison, Texas, and develop themes that we have come to expect from him. These meticulously observed studies of family tension, the need for belonging to a place and a people, the pressures of personal and cultural change, the inner life of people threatened with the erosion of love and identity, are fine examples of the playwright's art. They show Foote's development towards open-ended plots, ambiguous emotion, and ever deeper insight. Beautifully edited by Wood, and recommended for public and academic libraries.-- Thomas E. Luddy, Salem State Coll., Mass.