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John Guare Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 9 pages of information about the life of John Guare.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on John Guare

John Guare, born in 1938, is of the generation of American playwrights that critics persist in calling "promising" and comparing with Edward Albee. After winning an Obie in the 1967-1968 season for Muzeeka and being named the next season's "most promising playwright" in Variety's poll of New York drama critics for Cop-Out, Guare went on to produce his two most successful works to date in the course of a single year. The House of Blue Leaves won both an Obie and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for the Best American Play, 1970-1971. Two Gentlemen of Verona was awarded the Tony and the New York Drama Critics Circle awards for best musical of 1971-1972, the Tony for best book of a musical, the Drama Desk Award and the Variety poll award for best lyricist. Critics praised The House of Blue Leaves for its savage, penetrating farce (a style...

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