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Guare, John

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Six degrees of separation : a play by John Guare( Book )

50 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,952 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 )

35 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arena Stage, Thomas C. Fichandler and Zelda Fichandler presents in the Kreeger, "The House of Blue Leaves," by John Guare, produced by Zelda Fichandler, directed by Norman Gevanthor, setting designed by Santo Loquasto, costumes designed by Gwynne Clark, lighting design and technical direction by Henry R. Gorfein, production manager Hugh Lester
New light shine by Shannon Murdoch( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six degrees of separation by Fred Schepisi( Visual )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 997 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 )

45 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After 40 years as a bodyguard-boyfriend to an aging beauty queen, a drug-related slaying finds a man with a small fortune, a new car, and a new girlfriend
Chuck Close : life and work, 1988-1995 by John Guare( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 844 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 )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving parts : monologues from contemporary plays by Nina Shengold( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 125 monologues by Mamet, Shepard, August Wilson, and others
Lydie Breeze by John Guare( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An extensive reworking of two earlier (1981) plays by John Guare about a nineteenth-century commune in Nantucket, Lydie Breeze is a two-play, six-hour cycle about four seekers who come to the island to create a special model for a better world in the ashes of the Civil War and end up as a model for the corruption of twentieth-century idealism. The result is an almost surreal saga of American life, with allegorical meditations on the contradictions and interconnectedness of all things and the chaotic nature of the universe."--Publisher's description
The Best short plays( )

in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful province : (Belle province) by Clarence Coo( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries 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
Four baboons adoring the sun and other plays by John Guare( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 591 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 by Acting Company (Theatrical group)( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 539 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."--Jacket
Best American plays( )

in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape of the body by John Guare( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Boy's murder serves as basis for this play which interweaves short scenes, monologues and songs to illustrate family destroyed by illusions."--Publisher's description
John Lithgow in Sweet smell of success : original Broadway cast recording by Marvin Hamlisch( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A free man of color by John Guare( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 413 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
Three plays: Our town, The skin of our teeth, The matchmaker by Thornton Wilder( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 411 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 410 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
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Chuck Close : life and work, 1988-1995
Alternative Names
John Guare Amerikaans toneelschrijver

John Guare drammaturgo statunitense

John Guare pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

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, 1988-1995Moving parts : monologues from contemporary playsLydie BreezeFour baboons adoring the sun and other playsLove's fire : seven new plays inspired by seven Shakespearean sonnets : original worksLandscape of the body