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Read online Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.pdf 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 by Tony Kushner

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Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
Title:Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
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Number of Pages:333
Category:Plays, Drama, Fiction, Glbt, Theatre, Queer
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A Bright Room Called Day, Brundibar, Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches, Slavs!, Caroline, or Change, Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika, Death and Taxes: Hydriotaphia and Other Plays, Homebody/Kabul, Angels in America, Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness: Essays, a Play, Two Poems, and a Prayer
In two full length plays Millennium Approaches and Perestroika Kushner tells the story of a handful of people trying to make sense of the world Prior is a man living with AIDS whose lover Louis has left him and become involved with Joe an ex Mormon and political conservative whose wife Harper is slowly having a nervous breakdown These stories are contrasted with that of Roy Cohn a fictional re creation of the infamous American conservative ideologue who died of AIDS in and his attempts to remain in the closet while trying to find some sort of personal salvation in his beliefs, Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama The first part of Tony Kushner s epic drama of America in the s, One of the things that makes Kushner such a vibrant writer is the way he luxuriates in exuberance and sorrow emotions that these intense Berliners have in spades His intellectual characters are tremendously passionate and expressive so it s hard not to care about what they care about and what happens to them i Washington Post i br br A juggernaut of a play i San Francisco Weekly i br br Unabashedly political thought provoking a little scary and frequently a good deal of theatrical fun intoxicatingly visionary Sid Smith i Chicago Tribune i br br Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner s powerful portrayal of individual resolution irresolution and dissolution in the face of political catastrophe i A Bright Room Called Day i follows a group of artists and political activists struggling to preserve themselves in s Berlin as the Weimar Republic surrenders to the seduction of fascism Often exquisitely lyrical always exhilaratingly intelligent the poetic world of the play moves beyond the bounds of historical reality with the morally outraged outpourings of a contemporary New York woman Her fury at the Reagan and British presidencies brings into stark relief the discomfiting similarities between then and now and challenges us to remember that although evil may seem inevitable it is never irresistible 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, 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