The Black Comedy of John Guare

The Black Comedy of John Guare
Author: Gene A. Plunka
Publsiher: University of Delaware Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780874137637
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Comedy of John Guare Book Excerpt:

This book, the first full-length study of Guare's theater, will make his plays more accessible through an examination of the often unnerving type of black comedy that makes his plays work.".

John Guare s Theatre

John Guare   s Theatre
Author: Robert J. Andreach
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-01-14
ISBN: 144380391X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Guare s Theatre Book Excerpt:

From the 1960s to the present day, John Guare’s plays have ranged from one-act to cyclic, realistic to surrealistic, naturalistic to experimental, and tragic to comic dramas. This study’s approach to the cornucopia the playwright himself provided when in an interview he gave a fundamental aesthetic principle of his craft. Like a person—and Guare’s plays develop the personal as well as the artistic self—a play must be grounded in reality; only then can it soar. The ground is traditional theatre with characters, no matter how larger than life they can be, and plot, no matter how illogical it can be. The soaring is in interrupting the action with monological narratives and musical interludes, bringing characters back from the dead, and having the action take hairpin turns into a mixture of genres and styles, modes and tones. In verbal and visual images, the flight invokes works by authors as varied as Aeschylus and Whitman, Dante and Feydeau, Verdi and Romberg. Soaring from ground to new ground, the theatre creates the transmission of the American heritage in Lake Hollywood, an idealism corrupted by a fraudulent American Dream in Lydie Breeze, and the recovery of the past in A Few Stout Individuals. As Guare said about his plays: they “interconnect.”

A Study Guide for John Guare s A Free Man of Color

A Study Guide for John Guare s  A Free Man of Color
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 21
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1410392651
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for John Guare s A Free Man of Color Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for John Guare's "A Free Man of Color", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama for Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for John Guare s Six Degrees of Separation

A Study Guide for John Guare s  Six Degrees of Separation
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 22
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1410358119
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for John Guare s Six Degrees of Separation Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for John Guare s House of Blue Leaves

A Study Guide for John Guare s  House of Blue Leaves
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 18
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1410348458
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for John Guare s House of Blue Leaves Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for John Guare's "House of Blue Leaves," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for John Guare s Six Degrees of Separation 1993 lit to film

A Study Guide for John Guare s  Six Degrees of Separation   1993  lit to film
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 21
Release: 2022
ISBN: 141039252X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for John Guare s Six Degrees of Separation 1993 lit to film Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation" (1993, lit-to-film), excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama for Students for all of your research needs.

Production Promptbook for John Guare s The House of Blue Leaves

Production Promptbook for John Guare s The House of Blue Leaves
Author: Paul Anthony Calenberg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Production Promptbook for John Guare s The House of Blue Leaves Book Excerpt:

Contrast and Reversal in John Guare s Landscape of the Body

Contrast and Reversal in John Guare s Landscape of the Body
Author: David L. M. Mcintyre
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 14
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contrast and Reversal in John Guare s Landscape of the Body Book Excerpt:

The Modern Monologue Men

The Modern Monologue   Men
Author: Michael Earley,Philippa Keil
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780413672100
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Modern Monologue Men Book Excerpt:

Offers over 50 audition speeches celebrating the outstanding English, American and Continental dramatists of this century. The work of Amouilh, Arden, Baldwin, Barnes, Beckett, Behan, De Filippo, Gorky, Lorca, Mamet, Miller, Pirandello, Sartre and Wedekind is represented in monologues for men.

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights
Author: Christopher Innes,Peter Paul Schnierer,Martin Middeke,Matthew C. Roudané
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013-12-19
ISBN: 1408134802
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights Book Excerpt:

Unrivalled in its coverage of recent work and writers, The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights surveys and analyses the breadth, vitality and development of theatrical work to emerge from America over the last fifty years. This authoritative guide leads you through the work of 25 major contemporary American playwrights, discussing more than 140 plays in detail. Written by a team of 25 eminent international scholars, each chapter provides: · a biographical introduction to the playwright's work; · a survey and concise analysis of the writer's most important plays; · a discussion of their style, dramaturgical concerns and critical reception; · a bibliography of published plays and a select list of critical works. Among the many Tony, Obie and Pulitzer prize-winning playwrights included are Sam Shepard, Tony Kushner, Suzan-Lori Parks, August Wilson, Paula Vogel and Neil LaBute. The abundance of work analysed enables fresh, illuminating conclusions to be drawn about the development of contemporary American playwriting.

Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context 4 volumes

Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context  4 volumes
Author: Linda De Roche
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1348
Release: 2021-06-30
ISBN: 1440853592
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context 4 volumes Book Excerpt:

This four-volume reference work surveys American literature from the early 20th century to the present day, featuring a diverse range of American works and authors and an expansive selection of primary source materials. Bringing useful and engaging material into the classroom, this four-volume set covers more than a century of American literary history—from 1900 to the present. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context profiles authors and their works and provides overviews of literary movements and genres through which readers will understand the historical, cultural, and political contexts that have shaped American writing. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context provides wide coverage of authors, works, genres, and movements that are emblematic of the diversity of modern America. Not only are major literary movements represented, such as the Beats, but this work also highlights the emergence and development of modern Native American literature, African American literature, and other representative groups that showcase the diversity of American letters. A rich selection of primary documents and background material provides indispensable information for student research. Covers significant authors, as well as those neglected by history, and their works from major historical and cultural periods of the last century, including authors writing today Situates authors' works not only within their own canon but also with the historical and cultural context of the U.S. more broadly Positions primary documents after specific authors or works, allowing readers to read excerpts critically in light of the entries Examines literary movements, forms, and genres that also pay special attention to multi-ethnic and women writers

Camino Real

Camino Real
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780811218061
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Camino Real Book Excerpt:

Now with a new introduction, the author's original Foreword and Afterword, the one-act play 10 Blocks on the Camino Real, plus an essay by noted Tennessee Williams scholar, Michael Paller.

Outstanding Men s Monologues 2001 2002

Outstanding Men s Monologues 2001 2002
Author: Craig Pospisil,Danna Call
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages: 121
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780822218210
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outstanding Men s Monologues 2001 2002 Book Excerpt:

Editor Craig Pospisil has drawn exclusively from Dramatists Play Service publications to compile this collection, which features over fifty monologues. You will find an enormous range of voices and subject matter, characters from their teens to their seve

Contemporary American Playwrights

Contemporary American Playwrights
Author: Christopher Bigsby,Christopher William Edgar Bigsby
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780521668071
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary American Playwrights Book Excerpt:

A leading writer on American theatre explores the works and influences of ten contemporary American playwrights.

Best Monologues from The Best American Short Plays Volume Three

Best Monologues from The Best American Short Plays  Volume Three
Author: William W. Demastes
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN: 1495028887
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Best Monologues from The Best American Short Plays Volume Three Book Excerpt:

(Best American Short Plays). "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." Really? Words can break spirits, destroy confidence. They can also build hope and incite great acts of heroism. Playwrights know this, and so do theater audiences. Otherwise, why go? Words matter and carry clout every bit as dangerous as a hammer or crowbar. This, too, playwrights know. The monologues in this volume are full of such blows, striking at our imaginations and our memories, generating responses such as joyful laughter or chilling surprise. Others squeeze us into worlds we've never experienced, or perhaps experienced at the furthest edges of memory and recollection. Still others may help us alter the way we see certain things, people, or beliefs. Best Monologues from The Best American Short Plays, Volume Three is a collection of monologues drawn from the popular Best American Short Plays series, an archive of works from many of the best playwrights active today. Long or short, serious or not, excerpts or entireties, this collection abounds in speech acts that may trigger physical reactions and almost certainly will transform an attitude or two, drawing out lost memories, creating new ones, and definitely entertaining, engaging, amusing us all along the way.

Encyclopedia of American Drama

Encyclopedia of American Drama
Author: Jackson R. Bryer,Mary C. Hartig
Publsiher: Infobase Learning
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-04-22
ISBN: 1438140762
Category: American drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of American Drama Book Excerpt:

Provides a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to American classics such as Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Thornton Wilder's Our Town to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.

Joe Papp An American Life

Joe Papp  An American Life
Author: Helen Epstein
Publsiher: Plunkett Lake Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-07-31
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joe Papp An American Life Book Excerpt:

Joseph Papp (1921-1991), theater producer, champion of human rights and of the First Amendment, founder of the New York Shakespeare Festival and Public Theater, changed the American cultural landscape. Born Yussel Papirofsky in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, he discovered Shakespeare in public school and first produced a show on an aircraft carrier during World War II. After a stint at the Actors’ Lab in Hollywood, he moved to New York, where he worked as a CBS stage manager during the golden age of television. He fought Parks Commissioner Robert Moses (as well as Mayors Wagner, Lindsay, Beame and Koch) winning first the right to stage free Shakespeare in New York’s Central Park, then municipal funding to keep it going. He built the Delacorte Theater and later rebuilt the former Astor Library on Lafayette Street, transforming it into the Public Theater. In addition to helping create an "American" style of Shakespeare, Papp pioneered colorblind casting and theater as a not-for-profit institution. He showcased playwrights David Rabe, Elizabeth Swados, Ntozake Shange, David Hare, Wallace Shawn, John Guare, and Vaclav Havel; directors Michael Bennett, Wilford Leach and James Lapine; actors Al Pacino, Colleen Dewhurst, George C. Scott, James Earl Jones, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Sam Waterston, and Denzel Washington; and produced Hair, Sticks and Bones, for colored girls, The Normal Heart, and A Chorus Line, the longest running musical in Broadway history. "This first biography of the late Joseph Papp will be a hard act to follow." — Booklist "The final portrait that emerges might have been jointly painted by Goya, Whistler and Francis Bacon." — Benedict Nightingale, front-page New York Times Sunday Book Review Playwright Tony Kushner called Papp "one of the very few heroes this tawdry, timid business has produced" and the book, a "nourishing and juicy biography." "Helen Epstein recounts [Papp's] career in [this] definitive, meticulously researched and highly readable biography. [...] It is a tribute to Epstein’s narrative skill that the detailed account of Papp’s decline and eventual defeat by cancer [...] reads as both riveting and horrifying." — Ellen Schiff, All About Jewish Theatre Oklahoma-born Paul Davis created 51 iconic posters for Joseph Papp, starting in 1975 with the New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Hamlet" starring Sam Waterston. "It was inspiring to work with Joe," says Davis. "We would discuss what he wanted to achieve in a production, and he trusted me to find a way to express it. And he respected the poster as its own dramatic form." The artist’s work has been exhibited in the U.S., Europe and Japan. He is a recipient of a special Drama Desk award created for his theater art. Davis was elected to the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame and the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame, and is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.

In Their Own Words

In Their Own Words
Author: David Savran
Publsiher: Theatre Communications Group
Total Pages: 330
Release: 1993-01-01
ISBN: 1559367105
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Their Own Words Book Excerpt:

Includes: Lee Breuer, Christopher Durang, Richard Foreman, Maria Irene Fornes, Charles Fuller, John Guare, Joan Holden, David Henry Hwang, David Mamet, Emily Mann, Richard Nelson, Marsha Norman, David Rabe, Wallace Shawn, Stephen Sondheim, Megan Terry, Luis Valdez, Michael Weller, August Wilson and Lanford Wilson.

Tragedy in the Contemporary American Theatre

Tragedy in the Contemporary American Theatre
Author: Robert J. Andreach
Publsiher: University Press of America
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-07-16
ISBN: 0761864016
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tragedy in the Contemporary American Theatre Book Excerpt:

This book examines plays by contemporary playwrights and compares them alongside the works of Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams. Andreach argues that tragedy is not only present in contemporary American theatre, but issues from an expectation fundamental to American culture: the pressure on characters to create themselves.

American Literature from 1945 Through Today

American Literature from 1945 Through Today
Author: Adam Augustyn Assistant Manager and Assistant Editor, Literature
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-08-15
ISBN: 161530133X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Literature from 1945 Through Today Book Excerpt:

Explores the works and writers from post World War II America to today, including Stephen Crane, Arthur Miller, and Allen Ginsberg.