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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A review from the Brothers Judd.

Inhe was acquitted of these charges. Paul made up a story about his father—Flan—who denied his existence. I’ll wear my dirty shoes if I want to and not give a damn.

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She may choose to learn from her experience with Paul and give her life the structure and meaning that it lacks. So where does this leave the disoriented audience? The Kandinsky double-sided painting plays an interesting role in weighing perceptions versus reality. Ouisa and Flan are art collectors looking to land a Cezanne to flip for profit, when Paul comes in brutally mugged.

Has some stories to tell, about visiting Cannes, Moscow with his Deity-father and furthermore, there are some erudite, sophisticated, challenging commentaries that the visitor makes on literature. Jul 21, Mike Scinto rated it it was ok. Later that day, they meet their friends, Kitty and Larkin, who have a similar story to tell.

Six Degrees of Separation is a play written by American playwright John Guare that premiered in He wants her and Flan to come with him to the police station. All of the characters in the play function on two different levels, a realistic level that includes their current social positions, and a fantasy level that includes their desires and illusions. For me, though, the end undercuts this message and feels too much like simplified pandering.


As the play intensifies, Paul promises the Kittredge’s and future unsuspecting victims minor roles in the movie version of Cats, for which his ‘father’ is purportedly directing.

Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare

Then, I remembered this play and the concept implied in its title, and thought that perhaps the number might be 6. For example, in General Motors left South Africa. He also called up several magazines and newspapers to promote the play. Inhe began hitchhiking through Europe.

The basic premise of Cats is much as Tess Kittredge puts it: Though Ouisa is unable to help Paul, she recognizes that her connection with him has joh meaningful. Flan and Ouisa invited a wealthy friend, Geoffrey, for dinner.

Officials claimed that the foreign press was misrepresenting the country. Paul does not belong in this setting, though he tries to enter it. It will return to New York in the spring, after Shawn has performed it in England for a few months.

The murderer was African American, so some critics charged that the ads played on racist fears of black criminals. I didn’t hate Six Degrees of Separation.


But what happens when the people you help take advantage of you? Vance and Stockard Channing.

Trent told Paul all about the wealthy New York families he knew. Wow this play was so good. Searation really the crux of my rating.

Six Degrees of Separation

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.


A native in a rain forest. Towards the end of the play, in a climactic moment of reflection, she delivers the play’s most famous monologue:. I’m not I had to dump someone whose only contribution to my newsfeed was that she was adding a new friend at least four times a day and by which time she had accumulated more than 1, on her way to that apparently much desired and exalted 5,friend limit imposed by Goodreads. Elizabeth moved to New York from Utah with her boyfriend Rick.

There are some very guxre references to it, as when separatioon protagonist explains the thesis paper he has just written on The Catcher in The Rye [16] to the family who takes him in for the night.

A strong influence on the play is the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J. In a New York City filled with people failing to listen or connect with each other, it’s an unlikely pairing between Ouisa and Paul, the black, poor, gay con man who bamboozles his way into her family jogn with many other affluent New Yorkers that causes Ouisa to be reborn. Tjaden published a computer game on the University of Virginia ‘s Web site based on the small-world problem.

Should this fellow be condemned, or does he deserve support and help?

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