Foote's Feat

In play after play, Horton Foote, who died in March at the age of ninety-two, made the quotidian extraordinary. He wrote more than sixty plays, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Young Man from Atlanta. He is perhaps most widely known as the Oscar-winning screenwriter of To Kill a Mockingbird and Tender Mercies, and as an Oscar nominee for The Trip to Bountiful, which was based on his play of the same title.

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Marian Burkhart, a former college teacher of English, lives in Denver, Colorado. She has just completed a critical study of Horton Foote’s plays.