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David L. Middleton

David L. Middleton, professor emeritus, joined the English Department of Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, in 1969 after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His work on notable figures such as Joseph Heller, Carlos Fuentes, Toni Morrison, Horton Foote, and even the Newton Boys gang of bank and train robbers (a documentary film and oral history book) grew out of personal meetings with and deep affection for each one of these memorable, variously gifted individuals.


An Interview With Horton Foote

January 8, 2013 | Interviews

According to our research as the editors of The Voice of an American Playwright (2012), this is the first interview to explore more than Horton Foote’s writing and general biography. Conducted by Professor David L. Middleton at Trinity University, in San Antonio, in 1973, the interview’s academic environment made it appropriate to ask about such essential issues as the contexts (both physical and political) for Foote’s screenwriting, creative process, sense of place, and experiences in film and television production.