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Last of the Thorntons

The Last of the Thorntons

Horton Foote

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-048-2
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8

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The powerful new dramatic work by a legend of the American stage.

Horton Foote, preeminent American dramatist, has had a career spanning over fifty years. His latest play tells the story of Alberta Thornton, the last surviving member of the powerful Thornton clan of Harrison, Texas. As she confronts the end of her life, Alberta shares an entertaining and touching lifetime of memories, including both pride and misgivings about her family s legacy, as she struggles to let go of unrealized dreams and a lost way of life.

The recipient of a grant from the 1999 Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, with a high-profile production at the Signature Theatre Company in the fall of 2000, The Last of the Thorntons is the work of an American master and the latest volume in the joint publishing venture between The Overlook Press and The Sewanee Writer s Conference.

The Sewanee Writers Series/The Overlook Press
A Main Selection of the Stage and Screen Book Club

The Last of the Thorntons, a play by the man who must now be the most experienced writer for stage and screen in the world, is also a joy for the reader. It is funny, eloquent and truthful, the work of a great writer who has spent his long life writing wonderful dramas. In Alberta Thornton, and her confused but richly perceptive view of life, Horton Foote has created one of his most delightul and moving characters. Romulus Linney

Horton Foote writes with such compelling simplicity, you forget you are reading, forget you are watching, and simply live in his world. He is an American master without equal. Marsha Norman

Horton Foote s plays include The Young Man from Atlanta, The Chase, and The Trip to Bountiful, the last two of which he also wrote as screenplays. Other screenplay credits include To Kill a Mockingbird and Tender Mercies (for which he won an Academy Award in 1983). He is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, an Emmy, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.

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