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Guare, John

Works: 266 works in 598 publications in 6 languages and 18,759 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Radio plays  Interviews  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Author of screenplay, Lyricist, Interviewee, Scenarist, Adapter, Speaker, Composer, Performer, Creator, Other, Actor, Interviewer, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Recipient
Classifications: PS3557.U2, 812.54
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Most widely held works about John Guare
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Most widely held works by John Guare
Six degrees of separation : a play by John Guare( Book )
40 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The extraordinary tragicomedy of race, class and manners. In this soaring and deeply provocative tragicomedy of race, class, and manners, John Guare has created the most important American play in years. 'Six Degrees of Separation' is one of those rare works that capture both the supercharged pulse of our present era and the deepest and most mysterious movements of the human heart.--Résumé de l'éditeur
The house of blue leaves : a play by John Guare( Book )
28 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 1,266 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 )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 973 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
Chuck Close : life and work, 1988-1995 by John Guare( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 852 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
Atlantic City by Louis Malle( Visual )
25 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 834 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. DVD
Three exposures : plays by John Guare( Book )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lydie Breeze by John Guare( Book )
9 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 653 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 )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New American dramatists, 1960-1980 by Ruby Cohn( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Landscape of the body by John Guare( Book )
12 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 412 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
A few stout individuals : a play in two acts by John Guare( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 404 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."--BOOK JACKET
Six degrees of separation a drama by John Guare( Recording )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 352 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 Poiter's son, he leaves them with a lasting impression
A free man of color by John Guare( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Before law and order took hold, New Orleans was boisterous; before class, racial and political lines were drawn, it was a parade of beautiful women and good-looking men, flowing wine, and pleasure for the taking. At the center of this Dionysian world is Jacques Cornet, who commands the men, seduces the women, preens the peacock, and cuts a wide swath through the city and the province. But, it is 1801 and the map of New Orleans is about to be redrawn. The Louisiana Purchase will bring American rule to New Orleans, challenging the chaotic, colorful world of Jacques Cornet and all that he represents
John Guare by John Guare( Book )
in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rich and famous by John Guare( Book )
5 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedy. Satire. The trials and tribulations of one of the world's oldest living promising young playwrights and his encounters with a lady producer, collaborator, oddball parents and his old girlfriend
Three plays : Dividing the estate, the trip to Bountiful, and the young man from Atlanta by Horton Foote( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sometimes called the American Chekhov, Horton Foote has been mapping the rich emotional terrain just beneath the plain, quiet surfaces of his small-town characters for well over half a century. This anthology brings together three of his most critically acclaimed plays: Dividing the Estate, The Trip to Bountiful, and The Young Man from Atlanta
The house of blue leaves ; and, Chaucer in Rome : two plays by John Guare( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
InJohn Guare's classic play The House of Blue Leaves (winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for best play), the Pope is visiting New York, and eighteen-year-old Ronnie goes AWOL from the army to come home to New York and blow up the Pope as he passes his house. In his new play, Chaucer in Rome, it is the year 2000, and Ron and his wife come to Rome to search for their son. And with his inimitable wit and understanding, Guare has written a scathingly funny satire on the warping hunger for fame, and the betrayal involved in creating art
Cop-out, Muzeeka, Home fires; three plays by John Guare( Book )
5 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bosoms and neglect by John Guare( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scooper, a successful but emotionally insecure man edging reluctantly into his forties, discovers that his aged, blind mother, Henny, has been hiding the fact that she is suffering from cancer. With some difficulty he persuades her to undergo surgery, and then turns his attention to Deirdre, a beautiful but extremely neurotic girl whom he picks up in the waiting room of their shared psychiatrist. Their conversation, which is alternately funny, caustic, outlandish and filled with sharp observations of jet-set foibles, centers on their nervous anxiety about the impending vacation of their "shrink," a man without whose services neither can function. Their fears lead to an altercation in which Scooper injures Deirdre's foot and she stabs him in the spleen, with the result that both end up in the hospital with Scooper's mother-where, in a revealing monologue by the now recovering Henny, the play's sad-funny conclusions about life in our perilous times are made eloquently clear
Marco Polo sings a solo by John Guare( Book )
4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The time is 1999, the place an island off the coast of Norway. Stony McBride, a young movie director and adopted son of an aging Hollywood star, is writing a film about Marco Polo, in which, it is hoped, his father will make a comeback. Stony is also attempting to deal with his attractive wife, a former concert pianist whose lover, a dynamic young politician who has gotten hold of the cure for cancer, is also on hand. Adding to the rapidly multiplying complications are Stony's mother (a transsexual, as she later confesses); a friend named Frank (who has been in space orbit for the past five years); a maid (who is impregnated astrally by Frank); and another friend, Larry (who is fitted with a set of mechanical legs). There is also an earthquake; the discovery of a planet; and the birth of a new hero (Stony himself?); all coming together, within the bizarre action of the play, to yield some chilling, albeit very funny, glimpses of the future that may await us all
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