Examines one of the most successful and controversial contemporary American playwrights and filmmakers. This book explores the primary issues of LaBute's style, themes, and dramatic achievements. It describes the influences on his work, his distinctive vision in theater and film, the role of religious belief in his work, and his satire.
Gerald C. Wood is Professor of English and Chair of the English Department at Carson-Newman College. He is author of Conor McPherson:Imaging Mischief (2003) and Horton Foote and the Theater of Intimacy (1999). He is editor of Horton Foote: A Casebook (1998) and Selected One-Act Plays of Horton Foote (1989).