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Guare, John

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Most widely held works by John Guare
Six degrees of separation : a play by John Guare( Book )

52 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Manhattan art dealers take a young man into their home believing him to be a friend of their children and Sidney Poitier's son, he leaves them with a lasting impression
The house of blue leaves : a play by John Guare( Book )

46 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truck and Warehouse Theatre, Warren Lyons and Betty Ann Besch present Joseph Bova, Jacqueline Brookes in John Guare's comedy "The House of Blue Leaves," with Jacque Lynn Colton, Dennis Dugan, Georgia Engel, Rita Karin, Jered Mickey, Alice Spivak, also starring Katherine Helmond, designed by Karl Eigsti, costumes by Jane Greenwood, lighting by John Tedesco, directed by Mel Shapiro
Six degrees of separation by Fred Schepisi( Visual )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An affluent New York couple find their lives touched, intruded upon, and compelled by a mysterious young black man who is never quite who he says he is
Atlantic City by Louis Malle( Visual )

43 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A smalltime, aging Mafia hood falls in love with a clam bar waitress, and they share the spoils of the big score against the backdrop of a changing Atlantic City
Chuck Close : life and work, 1988-1995 by John Guare( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In December 1988, at a high point of his career, a collapsed spinal artery left the painter Chuck Close paralyzed from the shoulders down. He was famous by then for his monumental portraits that deconstructed the conventional notions of identity and personality. Now Close was forced to confront his own identity: could a paralyzed man make monumental art? Three years later, a show of new Close paintings appeared; to the astonishment of the art world, they were as large and powerful as ever. Not only had he found a way to paint his physically demanding portraits again; they had also been transformed. A more impressionistic and dynamic vision now throbbed from his canvases with new emotional intensity. In this book, Close has collaborated with his friend, playwright John Guare, to produce a narrative account that tells the story of what Close calls "the event": the day of the trauma itself, the months of slowly recovering the minimal movement that allows him to still paint, and the transformation of his art as a result. The book also brings together all of his new paintings from the last seven years, including images of Roy Lichtenstein, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, and other major contemporary artists. Taking the reader even further into his vision, Close brings Guare behind the canvas and into the Polaroid studio to photograph him as a potential subject for a new portrait. With a unique combination of documentary photographs and commentary, Close shows how he conceives and begins the process of making a portrait, and how the subject plays a role in shaping the final image
Three exposures : plays by John Guare( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best short plays( )

in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lydie Breeze by John Guare( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Companion piece to "Gardenia". Many of the characters return to site of former Nantucket commune to sort out truth behind event which ruined all their lives
Four baboons adoring the sun and other plays by John Guare( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting is Sicily, the island where the gods once spent their holidays. The principals are a newlywed couple in their forties, who hope to meld the children of their previous marriages into a brave, new, postnuclear family. But in John Guare's vastly original and eerily beautiful new play, any family may be reconstructed as a tragic pantheon, enacting passion as ancient as the strata of an archaeological dig and as catastrophic as an earthquake
Love's fire : seven new plays inspired by seven Shakespearean sonnets : original works( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fruit of an extraordinary project, Love's Fire reimagines seven of Shakespeare's immortal love sonnets as one-act plays by seven of the best playwrights in America. These short gems, paired with the sonnets that inspired them, are published here for the first time."--BOOK JACKET
Best American plays( )

in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New American dramatists, 1960-1980 by Ruby Cohn( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Lithgow in Sweet smell of success : original Broadway cast recording by Marvin Hamlisch( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three plays : Our town, The Skin of Our Teeth, The Matchmaker ; [with a new foreword by John Guare] by Thornton Wilder( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important new omnibus edition features an illuminating foreword by playwright John Guare and an extensive afterword for each play drawing on unpublished letters and other unique documentary material prepared by Tappan Wilder. Our Town: Wilder's timeless 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning look at love, death, and destiny is celebrated around the world and performed at least once each day in the United States. The Skin of our Teeth: Wilder's 1942 romp about human follies and human endurance starring the Antrobus family of Excelsior, New Jersey. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1943. The Matchmaker: Wilder's brilliant 1954 farce about money and love starring that irrepressible busybody Dolly Gallagher Levi. This play inspired the Broadway musical Hello, Dolly! - Publisher
A few stout individuals : a play in two acts by John Guare( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This latest work from award winning playwright John Guare, author of House of Blue Leaves and Six Degrees of Separation, addresses ideas of history and memory, fame and ignominy, reason and insanity, with trademark Guare imagination. It's 1885. Ulysses S. Grant is penniless and dying of throat cancer in his Fifth Avenue brownstone while struggling to finish his memoirs. He's continuously cajoled and pestered by everyone from his wife and children to his publisher, Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain), to - via drugged hallucinations - the Emperor of Japan. Although he completes his memoirs eventually, the audience is left questioning their accuracy, and, ultimately, the authenticity of history itself."--Jacket
A free man of color by John Guare( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Free Man of Color is set in boisterous New Orleans prior to the historic Louisiana Purchase. Before law and order took hold, and class, racial and political lines were drawn, New Orleans was a carnival of beautiful women, flowing wine and pleasure for the taking. At the center of this Dionysian world is the mulatto Jacques Cornet, who commands men, seduces women and preens like a peacock
The house of blue leaves ; and, Chaucer in Rome : two plays by John Guare( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In John Guare's classic play The House of Blue Leaves ... the Pope is visiting New York, and eighteen-year-old Ronnie goes AWOL from the army to come home to the city to blow up the Pontiff as he passes his house. In Chaucer in Rome, Guare reverses the situation. It is the Holy Year of 2000, and Ron and his wife come to Rome to search for their son."--Page 4 of cover
New light shine by Shannon Murdoch( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American playwrights at Joseph Papp's Public Theater( Visual )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-part documentary on theatrical producer Joseph Papp's work as a producer of plays by contemporary American playwrights. The program features interviews with Papp, combined with profiles of four productions currently being staged or developed at his Public Theater. The play profiles feature performance footage and interviews with the playwrights. In part one, Papp discusses what he believes to be these playwrights' views of American life and society, as well as the subject of women playwrights. The plays Jesse and the bandit Queen by David Friedman, and Apple pie, by Myrna Lamb are profiled. Part two examines Papp's response to and work with Black and Hispanic writers, as exemplified by Neil Harris' play So nice they named it twice. In a separate discussion which follows, Papp speaks of these playwrights' struggles to discover their relationship to their parents. John Guare's play Rich and famous is profiled
Beautiful province : (Belle province) by Clarence Coo( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A fifteen-year-old boy decides to accompany his severely depressed high school French teacher on a road trip to the Canadian province of Quebec, where the mother tongue of Voltaire and Balzac is still spoken and cherished. Clarence Coo's mesmerising new play is a delicious amalgam of farce and tragedy, a carnival funhouse with very dark corners. Wildly inventive and heartbreakingly sad, the strange odyssey of Jimmy and the unpredictable Mr. Green takes many surprising turns, crossing the border from reality into unreality and back again while encountering displaced characters from history, literature and the mundane, often dangerous world. Selected by Tony Award-winning playwright John Guare from over 1,000 submissions from 29 countries, Clarence Coo's Beautiful Province is the sixth winner of the DC Horn Foundation/Yale Drama Series Prize
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Chuck Close : life and work, 1988-1995
Alternative Names
John Guare Amerikaans toneelschrijver

John Guare drammaturgo statunitense

John Guare US-amerikanischer Bühnenautor

Джон Гуар

ג'ון גור שחקן אמריקאי

جان قوئیر

جان گوئیر



The house of blue leaves : a playAtlantic CityChuck Close : life and work, 1988-1995Lydie BreezeFour baboons adoring the sun and other playsLove's fire : seven new plays inspired by seven Shakespearean sonnets : original worksThree plays : Our town, The Skin of Our Teeth, The Matchmaker ; [with a new foreword by John Guare]A few stout individuals : a play in two acts