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Title:Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
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Publisher:Theatre Communications Group
ISBN:1559363843
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Number of Pages:333
Category:Plays, Drama, Fiction, Glbt, Theatre, Queer

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama i Angels in America A Gay Fantasia on National Themes i includes i Part One Millennium Approaches i and i Part Two Perestroika i b .

Glorious A monumental subversive altogether remarkable masterwork Details of specific catastrophes may have changed since this Reagan era AIDS epic won the Pulitzer and the Tony but the real cosmic and human obsessions power religion sex responsibility the future of the world are as perilous yet as falling down funny as ever Linda Winer i Newsday i .

A vast miraculous play provocative witty and deeply upsetting a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama Frank Rich i New York Times i .

A victory for theater for the transforming power of the imagination to turn devastation into beauty John Lahr i New Yorker i .

An enormously impressive work of the imagination and intellect a towering example of what theater stretched to its full potential can achieve i Philadelphia Inquirer i .

Angels in America is the finest drama of our time speaking to us of an entire era of life and death as no other play within memory It ranks as nothing less than one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century John Heilpern i New York Observer i .

Some playwrights want to change the world Some want to revolutionize theater Tony Kushner is that rarity of rarities a writer who has the promise to do both i New York Times i .

This new edition of Tony Kushner s masterpiece is published with the author s recent changes and a new introduction in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of its original production One of the most honored American plays in history i Angels in America i was awarded two Tony Awards for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama It was made into an Emmy Award winning HBO film directed by Mike Nichols This two part epic subtitled A Gay Fantasia on National Themes has received hundreds of performances worldwide in more than twenty six languages .

b Tony Kushner b s plays include i Angels in America i i Hydriotaphia or the Death of Dr Brown i i The Illusion i adapted from the play by Pierre Cornelle i Slavs i i A Bright Room Called Day i i Homebody Kabul i i Caroline or Change i a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori and i The Intelligent Homosexual s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures i He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols s film of i Angels in America i and for Steven Spielberg s i Munich i and i Lincoln i His books include i The Art of Maurice Sendak to the Present Brundibar i with illustrations by Maurice Sendak and i Wrestling with Zion Progressive Jewish American Responses to the Israeli Palestinian Conflict i co edited with Alisa Solomon Among many honors Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize two Tony Awards three Obie Awards two Evening Standard Awards an Olivier Award an Emmy Award two Oscar nominations and the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters In he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama He lives in Manhattan with his husband Mark Harris

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Slavs!, Brundibar, Angels in America, Homebody/Kabul, Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness: Essays, a Play, Two Poems, and a Prayer, Caroline, or Change, A Bright Room Called Day, Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika, Death and Taxes: Hydriotaphia and Other Plays, Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches
i Caroline i is a breakthrough a story so grounded in the ordinary details of life that it almost seems to have discovered a new genre Richard Zoglin i Time i br br Acute smart and witty a telling snapshot focusing with sharp clarity on characters captured at a fraught turning point in history a culture s and a family s Charles Isherwood i Variety i br br Thrilling You ve never seen anything quite like i Caroline or Change i and likely won t again anytime soon There s never a moment that the part pop part opera part musical theater score Jeanine Tesori has conjured up doesn t ideally match Tony Kushner s meticulously chosen words with clarion precision Matthew Murray i talkinbroadway com i br br A monumental achievement in American musical theater Joyful wholly successful immensely moving told with abundant wit and generosity of heart John Helipern i New York Observer i br br br b Louisiana b A nation reeling from the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement and the Kennedy assassination Caroline a black maid and Noah the son of the Jewish family she works for struggle to find an identity for their friendship after Noah s stepmother unable to give Caroline a raise tells Caroline that she may keep the money Noah leaves in his pockets Through their intimate story this beautiful musical portrays the changing rhythms of a nation Tony Kushner and composer Jeanine Tesori have created a story that addresses contemporary questions of culture community race and class through the lens and musical pulse of the s br br br b Tony Kushner b s plays include i Angels in America i i Hydriotaphia or the Death of Dr Brown i i The Illusion i adapted from the play by Pierre Cornelle i Slavs i i A Bright Room Called Day i i Homebody Kabul i i Caroline or Change i a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori and i The Intelligent Homosexual s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures i He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols s film of i Angels in America i and for Steven Spielberg s i Munich i and i Lincoln i His books include i The Art of Maurice Sendak to the Present Brundibar i with illustrations by Maurice Sendak and i Wrestling with Zion Progressive Jewish American Responses to the Israeli Palestinian Conflict i co edited with Alisa Solomon br Among many honors Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize two Tony Awards three Obie Awards two Evening Standard Awards an Olivier Award an Emmy Award two Oscar nominations and the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters In he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama He lives in Manhattan with his husband Mark Harris br br b Jeanine Tesori b composed the scores for Tony Award winning musicals i Thoroughly Modern Millie i and i Shrek the Musical i as well as i Violet i and i Caroline or Change i She is the recipient of multiple Drama Desk and Obie Awards and her film composition credits include i Nights in Rodanthe i i Winds of Change i i Show Business i and i Wrestling With Angels i br, This is an odd assemblage of plays for which gathering together there is no overarching thematic justification Because several of the plays deal with death and one of the death plays deals as well with money and the last play deals with taxation we re calling the book Death amp Taxes But all plays directly or indirectly are about death and taxes so this title explains little Tony Kushner br This stunning new collection by Tony Kushner the Pulitzer Prize winning author of i Angels in America i showcases his masterful explorations of form and style A rich and vibrant collection from one of our greatest American playwrights i Death amp Taxes i includes the following treasure trove of works br br In i Reverse Transcription Six Playwrights Bury a Seventh i six playwrights come together to bury their contemporary and friend Ding They discuss and brood on their lives writings and loves Theatre critic Dr David Nowlan calls Reverse Transcription rich in allusion elegant in language and satirically funny i Irish Times i br br i Hydriotaphia or The Death of Dr Browne i begins at one man s deathbed and becomes an epic farce spanning Heaven and Earth br Karl Marx said that history occurs first as tragedy and then as farce In i Hydriotaphia i Tony Kushner says that history is tragedy and farce at once Ben Jonson meets Bertolt Brecht in this brilliantly funny and dark knockabout play of the rise of the entrepreneurial spirit As in all of Kushner s work the play teems with ideas Robert Hass former U S Poet Laureate br The play flourishes Kushner s trademark ability to mix up wildly diverse tonalities and ideas bawdy humor theological and class warfare debate fourth wall breaking dizzying monologues fantasy and domestic intrigue all whirl like a juggler s pins i Variety i br br Inspired by Shakespeare s Sonnet i Terminating or Sonnet LXXV i is a delirious scatological encounter between a psychotherapist her madly besotted patient and their lovers which contains some dizzyingly fine writing i Variety i br Tony Kushner at his most fanciful and eclectic fierce strange and clever theatre i Evening Standard i br br i East Coast Ode to Howard Jarvis i is a one man show featuring two dozen characters involvement in a tax evasion scheme br Surreal confrontational and funny i Prospect Magazine i UK br There is such clarity conveyed not just in the language but in the rhythm and the nuance Ideas and phrases honey drip from the script Listening is an indulgence i The Stage i br br i Notes on Akiba i has been performed at The Jewish Museum and other venues during Passover Fictionalized versions of playwright Tony Kushner and director Michael Mayer reimagine aspects of Jewish history tradition and myth br br i G David Schine in Hell i was originally published in i New York Times Magazine i Featuring an appearance by Kushner s fictionalized Roy Cohn of i Angels in America i this short play revisits Cohn and several other American Conservatives of the McCarthy era as they adjust to an afterlife in Hell br, Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama The first part of Tony Kushner s epic drama of America in the s, In this first collection of writings by Tony Kushner including his latest play i Slavs i the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright grapples with the timeless issues of bigotry war faith love as well as tackling the contemporary topics as AIDS gay rights and the moral horrors of the Gulf War