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Angels in America

A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
Kushner, Tony (Book - 2003 )
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HBO Films will present Angels in America , directed by Mike Nichols from Tony Kushner's own adaptation of his Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes . The remarkable cast features Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, James Cromwell, Michael Gambon and Simon Callow. Angels in America is one of the most remarkable and celebrated plays of our time. Over 350,000 copies have been sold in paperback since their original publication in 1993. Praise for the play: "Angels in America is the broadest, deepest, most searching American play of our time."--Jack Kroll, Newsweek "A vast, miraculous play . . . provocative, witty and deeply upsetting . . . a searching and radical rethinking of Ameri-can political drama."--Frank Rich, The New York Times "Something rare, dangerous and harrowing...a roman candle hurled into a drawing room . . . "--Nicholas de Jongh, London Evening Standard "Playful and profound, extravagantly theatrical and deeply spiritual, witty, and compassionate, furious and incredibly smart . . . It's impossible to imagine anyone captivated by the beginning not wanting--needing--to go back for the end."--Linda Winer, Newsday "An enormously impressive work of the imagination and intellect, a towering example of what theatre stretched to its full potential can achieve."--Clifford A. Ridley, Philadelphia Inquirer "Perestroika is a masterpiece."--John Lahr, New Yorker
Authors: Kushner, Tony
Title: Angels in America
a gay fantasia on national themes
Publisher: New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2003
Edition: 1st combined pbk. ed
Characteristics: 289 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Tony Kushner
Contents: pt. 1. Millennium approaches
pt. 2. Perestroika
ISBN: 1559362316
Branch Call Number: 812.5 K97an 2003
Subject Headings: Angels Drama Mormons Drama Gay men Drama Sexual orientation Drama Passing (Identity) Drama AIDS (Disease) Patients Drama National characteristics, American Drama Cohn, Roy M. Juvenile drama
Topical Term: Angels
Mormons
Gay men
Sexual orientation
Passing (Identity)
AIDS (Disease)
National characteristics, American
LCCN: 2003017904
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Nov 23, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Possibly the most important American play of the last 30 years.

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