John Guare
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"John Guare" is an American playwright. He is best known as the author of The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation (play)/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 clich├ęs, 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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A 33-year-old man wrote that in a matter of weeks. A 67-year-old man can't come back to it.

Verona, in our minds, was San Juan.

The only riots were the people trying to get tickets.

We just didn't care.

We live in a world where amnesia is the most wished-for state. When did history become a bad word?

The little children that their favorite song is Taps.

The weirdest thing was that we rehearsed in the exact same room we rehearsed in 34 years ago, ... When I went into the washroom and looked in the mirror, I thought, 'Who is this white-haired guy?'

Mel said, 'Just make it your own.' And she said, 'I'll kiss each several paper for amends. Aye, mira, here is writ 'kind Julia.' Mel and I just looked at each other - 'There's the show.'