John Guare

Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: The World of Etgar Keret

Sunday, October 02, 2011

The new season of SELECTED SHORTS begins with a program devoted to the darkly humorous Israeli writer Etgar Keret, whose playful but subversive stories, in which harsh reality often topples into fantasy, have earned him an international following.  His story collections include The Bus Driver Who Wanted to be God, The Girl on the Fridge, and The Nimrod Flipout.

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Studio 360

A Free Man of Color

Friday, December 03, 2010

Kurt Andersen talks with John Guare about his new Broadway play A Free Man of Color, an epic farce about the Louisiana Purchase. Child psychiatrist Robert Coles remembers meeting six year-old Ruby Bridges, the girl who integrated the New Orleans schools in 1960. And indie-rock kingpin Jack White pays tribute to Loretta Lynn and her signature song "Coal Miner's Daughter."