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Description - Guare Plays by John Guare

John Guare is one of America's darkest post-war playwrights The House of Blue Leaves is about "the clash between American dreams and the American way of death" (Village Voice); The Landscape of the Body moves between a ferry to Nantucket and Greenwich village and is a "darkly lyric comedy about spiritual void and urban overkill" (New York Times); Bosoms and Neglect is a "terrific American mother-son play" (New York Post) and Six Degrees of Separation is an explosive comedy that exposes white middle-class hypocrisy and prejudice, it is "transcendent, magical, a masterwork that captures New York as Tom Wolfe did in Bonfire of the Vanities."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780413730404
ISBN-10: 0413730409
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 111mm x 19mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 4-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Guare

John Guare is a leading American playwright, whose best known works include House of Blue Leaves, which won both an Obie and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for the Best American Play of 1970-71 and received four Tony Awards during its 1986 revival, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun which was produced at the Lincoln Center Theater in 1992 and was nominated for four Tony Awards, and Six Degrees of Separation which received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1990 and the Laurence Olivier Best Play Award in 1993. He was a founding member in 1965 of the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center and Resident Playwright at the New York Shakespeare Festival in 1976. He is currently a council member of the Dramatists Guild, co-editor of the Lincoln Center Theater Review, co-produces the New Plays Reading Room Series at the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts and teaches in the Playwriting department at the Yale School of Drama.

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