The House of Blue Leaves

The House of Blue Leaves

John Guare / Nov 15, 2019

The House of Blue Leaves This poignant Obie Award winning comedy unfolds in New York City on the day the Pope is expected to visit Hearts are palpitating in the sleepy borough of Queens but not entirely on account of His Hol

  • Title: The House of Blue Leaves
  • Author: John Guare
  • ISBN: 9780573610288
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Paperback
  • This poignant Obie Award winning comedy unfolds in New York City on the day the Pope is expected to visit Hearts are palpitating in the sleepy borough of Queens, but not entirely on account of His Holiness Bunny Flingus, a femme fatale from Flushing or thereabouts is stirring things up in the quiet, unfulfilled life of aspiring songwriter Artie Shaughnessy Artie longsThis poignant Obie Award winning comedy unfolds in New York City on the day the Pope is expected to visit Hearts are palpitating in the sleepy borough of Queens, but not entirely on account of His Holiness Bunny Flingus, a femme fatale from Flushing or thereabouts is stirring things up in the quiet, unfulfilled life of aspiring songwriter Artie Shaughnessy Artie longs to leave his unhappy marriage, elope with Bunny, and write a hit song that will top the charts.

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    1. A number of years ago, just after 9/11, a terrible aeronautic tragedy took place. A jetliner filled to capacity with Dominican people crashed near JFK airport in an outlying neighborhood of Queens, New York. Airplane debris smoldered on streets, and peoples' homes were immolated and smashed. Such accidents occasionally occur near airports across the metro area. They are not metaphors, but tragedies.In "The House of Blue Leaves" the American dream crashes into the Queens neighborhood of Artie Sha [...]


    2. This book is different from the types of books that I usually read. It was just so interesting. I loved how the backgrounds of the characters were revealed one by one and the connection with the title. It is a pretty dark play, but it's definitely worth reading.


    3. THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES. (1966). John Guare. ***.This is a play from the period where “black comedy” was all the rage. It is a combination of a slapstick comedy and a serio-comic look at dreams and how to make them come true. It is set in Queens, NY, at the apartment of Artie and his wife, Bananas. Artie has his current girlfriend, Bunny, with him. They plan to run off to California and get married – once, of course, he manages to get divorced from Bananas. She is obviously mentally off b [...]


    4. After The Six Degrees of Separation this was a major disappointment. This lack focus and narrative which is all around. Characters appear just without no apparent reason - or at least I didn't get it - and structure meanders without a point. It seems like Guare has forced a lot of his real-life experiences into the play without realizing that they don't seem to fit together. So the whole narrative feels disjointed. The characters do have they motivations - basically fame or need for an acceptanc [...]


    5. I like this play. It's odd and sad and funny. another one of my "weird and beautiful" selections, I suppose. It's a little hard to just read, though. It's one of those plays which is much better on its feet and being performed than it is laying on the page.Unlike most of the other scripts on my account, I have never been a part of a production of this. I've seen it and I've had a couple of girlfriends who have played Bananas, but not me. Maybe someday.


    6. I hated not liking this play, but I just don't think it's held up well over the years. I didn't think it was funny, even though I knew the spots where Guare was going for laughs. I still think he's a genius, even though this one didn't do it for me.


    7. That was a heavy one and I was waiting to be really really scarred but I was only sometimes really scarred. But beyond that, it was the most unique book and I enjoyed the process, but that's what it was , a process


    8. I was in a production of House of Blue Leaves where I played Bananas. It was the last production I did before I was diagnosed with cancer. Sometimes I think of the two things together. Bananas, however, was never really heard whereas I was finally heard after being ill for years. The play can be goofy, poignant, frustrating and just sad. Bananas wasn't really crazy, she just wanted to pull everyone together to a time where life and home were right, where everything made sense. What looked like c [...]


    9. So I decided to read this play because first I heard that they were doing a revival on Broadway with Jennifer Jason Leigh and then I was listening to a podcast where they mentioned that John Mahoney had won a Tony in the 80s and when I looked it up it was for this playd this all happened within a week, so I thought that's coincidence. And they had the play in University's Library where I work I checked it out. I was not expecting something quite so impressionistic. I really like the author's for [...]


    10. This is one of my favorite plays. It is funny, but also pretty depressingly sad. It's often described as 'dark comedy' but I think I found a sadness in it beyond the bits that are meant to be darkly funny. Bananas is a truly saddening character, and the fact at the audience is made to love her more than any of her family appear to really tugs at you, even when you're laughing over some onstage antics. This is an excellent play to read, but if you have the chance to see a production I highly reco [...]


    11. In one of my other lives I was in this play as an actor. I played the role of Bananas, the crazy wife, which I took to be John Guare's take on Mrs. Rochester in the attic. Of course, I loved the play. It is such a New York City play. In some ways the culture and flavor of the city are just as much characters as the people. I won't give away the plot but it involves a Hollywood Starlet, the Pope and a possible bomb plot as well as Artie's desire to have a love life and take care of his crazy wife [...]


    12. Interesting. Kind of obscene, which I normally like, but this time it felt very upsetting. Didn't care much for the ending, though it made me laugh throughout. I read this from the perspective of a community theater company looking for plays to put on, and I felt its portrayal of mental illness wouldn't go over well.


    13. I'm somewhat ashamed to admit that I hadn't read this play, even while a theatre major in college. Though it is over forty years old, it is still relevant : The American obsession with fame is even more out of control today than it was when this play was first staged. It is a great script with well-drawn characters. I'm sorry I waited so long to read it.


    14. The story pits two women -- one insane, the other a sexpot who refuses to cook for the man she loves until after they're married -- against each other for the love of a man you wouldn't ordinarily fight over. Includes some really lame musical numbers, too.


    15. I was in a production of House of Blue Leaves in college (around 1990, I think). I played one of the nuns. Our guest artist for that semester was David Lander (Squiggy from Laverne and Shirley), who played the lead. What a great experience. I really love this play.


    16. I read this as I was revising my play from last year and I found a lot of similarities: farcical tone, monologuing, lust for some sort of fame, and from a review of the 85 production a comparison to DAY OF THE LOCUST. Really well done and fun to read.




    17. probably my favorite play. john guare is a master of crazy. but in all that craziness humanity manages to seep through. and it's painful and beautiful all at once.


    18. Dark comedy with very human and fragile characters. Highlights the needs for people to make their mark in this world; to be remembered, at any cost.


    19. Great play! Artie longs to leave his unhappy marriage, elope with Bunny, and write a hit song that will top the charts.


    20. I read it either just before or just after a classmate did a monologue or scene involving Bunny. And that's all I can remember.




    21. In a production of this right now - funny but really sad. I like the theme of celebrity that Guare is clearly focused on. Very relevant.





    22. You should know that I'm afraid of nuns and I still love this play. The chaos of it is part of what makes it so much fun, and the characters are really interesting.



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