The House of Blue Leaves Summary
John Guare

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The House of Blue Leaves Summary

John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves is his most popular and arguably most important play. It is based on the Pope's visit to New York City on October 4, 1965.

Since the debut of The House of Blue Leaves Off-Broadway on February 10, 1971, however, critics have been divided over the play's artistic merits. The story focuses on one man's desire for success as a big-time songwriter, which clashes with his demanding, middle-class family life. Some reviewers...

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