John Guare (pronounced gwâr; born February 5, 1938) is an American playwright. He is best known as the author of The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, and Landscape of the Body. His style, which mixes comic invention with an acute sense of the failure of human relations and aspirations, is at once cruel and deeply compassionate.
In the foreword to a collection of Guare's plays, film director Louis Malle writes:
- Guare practices a humor that is synonymous with lucidity, exploding genre and clichés, taking us to the core of human suffering: the awareness of corruption in our own bodies, death circling in. We try to fight it all by creating various mythologies, and it is Guare's peculiar aptitude for exposing these grandiose lies of ours that makes his work so magical.
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... The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek by Naomi Wallace Cabaret! by John Kander (music), Fred Ebb (lyrics), and Joe Masteroff (book) The Master and Margarita adapted by ... Rowe 1995-1996 Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare Gatsby, adapted and directed by Erik Brodnax '96 from the novel Burn This by Lanford Wilson, directed by ... by Craig Lucas Twelfth Night Dracula Agnes of God by John Pielmeier Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 1983-1984 The American Dream by Edward Albee Silence by Harold Pinter Miss Julie by ...
... Year Award Category Nominee Result 1972 Tony Award Best Musical Won Best Book of a Musical John Guare and Mel Shapiro Won Best Original Score Galt MacDermot and John Guare Nominated Best Performance by a ... Drama Desk Award Outstanding Book of a Musical John Guare and Mel Shapiro Won Outstanding Performance Raul Julia Won Jonelle Allen Won Outstanding Director of a ...
... Guare also received the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics ... Guare received the Award of Merit from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his plays The House of Blue Leaves, Rich and Famous, Marco Polo ...
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