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Purple Heart and the Infidel
Bruce Norris
0810122146
June 2005
Paperback
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Review
"[A] talented scribe with considerable potential." -Variety


Selected Shorts: Volume XVIII (18) Lots of Laughs!
Neil Gaiman
0971921822
April 2005
Compact Disc
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Book Description
This three-CD collection features more best-loved selections from National Public Radio's Selected Shorts, an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors and recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. More than three hours of recordings in each collection capture the intimacy of live performance. Stories are alternately funny, sad, moving, and exciting and make a perfect accompaniment to daily activities such as driving, cooking, exercising, and relaxing.

Lots of Laughs! includes, among others, John Updike’s “Farrell’s Caddie,” read by Charles Keating; Neil Gaiman's "Chivalry," read by Christina Pickles; Ron Carlson's "On the USS Fortitude," read by Laura Esterman; Etgar Keret's "Fatso," read by John Guare; and...


John Guare: A Research and Production Sourcebook
Jane Kathleen Curry
0313312524
July 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Best known for his plays Six Degrees of Separation and The House of Blue Leaves, John Guare is a major figure in the contemporary American theater. This sourcebook is both a convenient reference and a resource for further investigation of his plays. The volume chronicles Guare's achievements with a chronology and biographical essay. The comprehensive guide also includes summaries of his published and unpublished plays, overviews of the critical reception of each work, production credits, a primary bibliography of dramatic and nondramatic writings, and extensive annotated bibliographies of reviews and other secondary material.

About the Author
JANE KATHLEEN CURRY is Assistant Professor of Theater at Wake Forest University. Her books include Nineteenth-Century American Women...


Six Degrees of Separation: A Play
John Guare
0679734813
November 1990
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Since its inception in 1974, L.A. Theatre Works, a nonprofit radio production company, has built up a sizable catalogue of ensemble-cast productions in which major name actors (including the likes of Richard Dreyfuss, Kelsey Grammer and Jacqueline Bisset) perform classic and contemporary plays. Typical is this famous Guare work, which stars Alan Alda, Swoosie Kurtz and Chuma Hunter-Gault and is directed by Jay Sandrich. Though on tape, the production still sounds more like theater than anything else: it's all in the timing. Recorded before a live audience, in the open-miked fidelity one can sense the ambient space surrounding the actors, the charge of excitement sparking between them. The opening scene, with its New York City society dinner party, sets the overall tone of clever talkiness (here, Alda and Kurtz...


Six Degrees of Separation
John Guare
0613293460
Nov 1990
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Since its inception in 1974, L.A. Theatre Works, a nonprofit radio production company, has built up a sizable catalogue of ensemble-cast productions in which major name actors (including the likes of Richard Dreyfuss, Kelsey Grammer and Jacqueline Bisset) perform classic and contemporary plays. Typical is this famous Guare work, which stars Alan Alda, Swoosie Kurtz and Chuma Hunter-Gault and is directed by Jay Sandrich. Though on tape, the production still sounds more like theater than anything else: it's all in the timing. Recorded before a live audience, in the open-miked fidelity one can sense the ambient space surrounding the actors, the charge of excitement sparking between them. The opening scene, with its New York City society dinner party, sets the overall tone of clever talkiness (here, Alda and Kurtz...


The Sweet Smell of Success
John Guare
0634049356
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Black Comedy of John Guere
Gene A. Plunka
0874137632
January 2002
Hardcover
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House of Blue Leaves and Chaucer in Rome
John Guare
1585672912
September 2002
Paperback
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USA Today on Chaucer in Rome
Guare makes us become voyeurs even as we scorn voyeurism--thus offering a titillating, troubling commentary on life.

New York Newsday on Chaucer in Rome
Guare's most disciplined, merciless yet lovable work since Six Degrees of Separation and maybe his best yet.

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Love's Fire
Eric Bogosian
0688161723
June 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
The greatest love poetry in the English language provides the springboard for master playwrights' never-before-published works about the triumphs and tragedies of the heart. The sonnets and plays in Loves' Fire are the seeds and fruit of an extraordinary project: seven sonnets by Shakespeare, newly envisioned for the stage, in one-act plays by seven brilliantly gifted contemporary playwrights.Shakespeare's sonnets of romantic and sexual love are timeless, for they are not bound to any particular setting or to either sex. These seven plays, each paired with the sonnet that inspired it, are startling not only in the variety of their mood, content, and setting, but also in their unusual interpretation. For example, Wendy Wasserstein's version of Sonnet 94 is a one-act play set in the Hamptons, where a well-to-do couple is...


John Guare: The War Against the Kitchen Sink, Vol. 1
John Guare
1575250314
May 1996
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The early works found in these two volumes are "anti-establishment" in form, content, or both. This is true of all the plays written by Guare and McNally in the 1960s, when they began their careers. Today they are among the most important living American playwrights. Included in the Guare collection are five early works from what has been called his neoabsurdist phase. As the subtitle indicates, Guare, best known for The House of Blue Leaves and Six Degrees of Separation, believes that the playwright must eschew "kitchen-sink naturalism" and take the audience into a dangerous terrain, namely, the tension between surface and inner realities. The volume has an important seven-page preface by the playwright, which alone makes it a meaningful purchase for comprehensive modern drama collections. McNally, whose recent...


Six Degrees of Seperation
John Guare
0822210347
October 1992
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Since its inception in 1974, L.A. Theatre Works, a nonprofit radio production company, has built up a sizable catalogue of ensemble-cast productions in which major name actors (including the likes of Richard Dreyfuss, Kelsey Grammer and Jacqueline Bisset) perform classic and contemporary plays. Typical is this famous Guare work, which stars Alan Alda, Swoosie Kurtz and Chuma Hunter-Gault and is directed by Jay Sandrich. Though on tape, the production still sounds more like theater than anything else: it's all in the timing. Recorded before a live audience, in the open-miked fidelity one can sense the ambient space surrounding the actors, the charge of excitement sparking between them. The opening scene, with its New York City society dinner party, sets the overall tone of clever talkiness (here, Alda and Kurtz...


Conjunctions: The New American Theater, Vol. 25
John Guare (Editor)
0941964418
November 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
Edited by John Guare. 6 x 9 in.


Landscape of the Body
John Guare
0822206323
June 1978
Paperback
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Something I'll Tell You Tuesday & the Loveliest Afternoon of the Year
John Guare
0822207036
June 1967
Paperback
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A Few Stout Individuals
John Guare
0802140025
April 2003
Paperback
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Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"Vivacious. Individuals is . . . so unmistakably the product of Mr. Guare’s exotic yet very American imagination."

Michael Feingold, The Village Voice
"Every minute of it is fresh and newly alive…makes theatre an exciting and vivid place to be."

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A Few Stout Individuals
John Guare
0822219077
October 2003
Paperback
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Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"Vivacious. Individuals is . . . so unmistakably the product of Mr. Guare’s exotic yet very American imagination." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Michael Feingold, The Village Voice
"Every minute of it is fresh and newly alive…makes theatre an exciting and vivid place to be." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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