Six Degrees of Separation has ratings and 99 reviews. Mia (Parentheses Enthusiast) said: First things first: read this play in one Complete summary of John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Six Degrees of Separation. SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION. Written by. John Guare. April 1. INT KITTREDGE’S APARTMENT LIVING ROOM DAWN. JOHN FLANDERS KITTREDGE.

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Not only are the Kittredges wealthy, but they also are aware of the cultural wealth of America and of other countries. A gondolier in Venice.

This time I’m much older and I was more in awe of the blindness that self-congratulatory behavior can have on any of us. Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare. It’s a profound thought.

A review from the Brothers Judd. A sentimental subplot emerges late in this very brief play when Paul, momentarily without prosperous gulls, meets a naive couple in the park—innocents from Utah or somewhere in the West who. Students on university campuses launched major protests.

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The same is true for Rick and Elizabeth, the poor couple from Utah who have come to New York to be actors. I’m not rating this yet, since to jonh I’ve only seen the film, which I love. Between us and everybody else on this planet. I think it shows how difficult to pin down a sociopath, and the sociopath’s ability to take on different lives. After working on nine revisions of the second act, Guare concluded that he still lacked the skill to complete a full-length play.


This play is complex because of the issues that are addressed; it is not just about race and economics, but it is about the purpose of existance in life. Kurtz later replaced Channing during the Broadway run. Flan is an attractive, middle-aged art dealer. Spending cuts on federal programs also hurt poor people.

Six Degrees of Separation

Unlike the characters in Six Degrees, he has the imagination to see people more sepxration than his upbringing taught him he should. Although in the end she does forsake him to the heartless bureaucracy of the police department, her meeting with Paul leads to an inner transformation and a new way of looking at the world around her. Bigsby addresses this fact.

Several incidents became headline incidents around the country. The basic premise of Cats is much as Tess Kittredge puts it: Ouisa infuses a trite musical with the social significance of the pro-choice debate that strongly gripped the country in the s in order to justify her participation.

But even though the play follows an separtaion construction in the beginning, it still unfolds very quickly.

Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare

So what if I don’t ov and drink all night long. Sep 19, Christian Engler rated it it was amazing. The production closed on January 5, after performances, directed by Jerry Zaks.

He uses his imaginative talents to persuade others to trust him and like him. The passion he once felt for art has been supplanted by the great sums of money it can earn for him.


Ironically, in the environment of the wealthy elite and the established intelligentsia, it was a sharpie who made this couple and others similar to them see the gift that life and living really is. Called a tragicomedy by some critics, Six Degrees of Separation is a witty, biting, yet ultimately sincere commentary on what drives people: Se;aration side is geometric and somber.

View all 9 comments. Or perhaps is his son, although I doubt it. Flan and Ouisa are private dealers, as they explain in one scene, some rich clients prefer to avoid galleries, somethings publicity and the press and would rather use back channels, people with an established reputation like the Kitteredges.

Ouisa and Flan are much impressed by Paul’s fine taste, keen wit, articulate literary expositions and surprising culinary skill. Paul claims he is in New York to meet his father, who is directing a film version of the Broadway musical Cats.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I’m sorry about the eeparation, grammar etc. Academy Award winner Sidney Poitier, the most eminent black actor of his generation, the hero that has been the catalyst for the lives of these socially and politically ‘aware’ forty-somethings.