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Summary

Beth Henley is a famous Playwright from USA, she is 65 years old and still alive, born August 8, 1952.

Biography

Beth Henley (born as Elizabeth Becker Henley in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American actress, playwright and screenwriter.

Beth Henley in 1981 was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the best drama of the play "Crimes of the heart." The same play was nominated for a Tony Award.

The script for the movie Beth Henley's "Crimes of the heart" was nominated for "Oscar" for best adaptation of the script.

In the 2009 play by Beth Henley's "Crimes of the heart", entitled "Heart Mysteries" was staged at the Saratov Academic Theatre of Drama director Sergei Steblyuk.

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 26 quotes who is written / told by Beth.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beth_Henley

Famous quotes by Beth Henley (26)


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"My first few plays took place in the South and even The Lucky Spot was in the thirties but in Louisiana"
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"My fault now is making my plays too short"
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"It's really interesting that whenever you do something that is so out of character, like having an emotional outburst, that you don't get in trouble"
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"It's called Sisters of the Winter Madrigal. It was interesting for me to see it done after so many years; because I wrote it and I didn't realize what a rage I was in"
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"It was kind of enlightening to become a playwright"
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"In movement class, you had to lie on the floor and get your alignment in to pass the class"
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"I'm very into the first production of the show"
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"I was just restless with being in school; so I went out to Los Angeles"
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"I tried to start a theatre in LA and failed miserably, but I was probably not meant to raise money"
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"I love writing for the screen"
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"I just loved being divorced from my own wretchedness"
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"I grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, really in suburbia, so my mother was in community theatre plays"
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"I did write a couple of original screenplays, but I'd rather write plays"
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"But here's the thing: what you do as a screenwriter is you sell your copyright. As a novelist, as a poet, as a playwright, you maintain your copyright"
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"You can't just go in there and open your mouth until the cast and director feel comfortable with you"
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"What I loved about the acting class was that you got to think all day long about a person that wasn't you, and figure out why they were sad and what they wanted, what they dreamed"
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"Then, when I was a senior in high school, I was kind of bereft and she put me in an acting class"
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"Then I went off to Southern Methodist University in Dallas. They had a really wonderful theatre department"
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"The next thing I wrote was in a writing class at night school. It was about a poor woman who worked at a dime store and who was all alone for Christmas in Laurel, Mississippi"
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"The most glorious thing about working in the collaborative art is when you have somebody like Susan Kingsley or Kathy Bates who are better than your play"
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"The impetus behind going to graduate school was a year after graduating from college spent in Dallas working at the dog food factory and Bank America and not having met success in my chosen field, which at that point was being an actress"
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"That was always my inclination, to start on a new play before the other one gets done, because at least you'll have something to go back to if that play gets trashed"
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"Somehow I got to be one of five or six actors that the directors would use as guinea pigs at this directing colloquium, where people pay to listen to and watch the directors direct"
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"Some really good things kind of swing both ways and I like to see people that can swing really, really, really sad and horrible and terrible and really, really, really beautiful and funny"
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"Plays are so much more special if they've never ever had a production, but I think you can really work on a play and make it better with each production"
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"Part of that is that New York has proved to be too much fun for me to live and work; I love New York so much"


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