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Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Perestroika (Part Two)
Title:Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Perestroika (Part Two)
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Category:plays, drama, theatre, fiction, glbt, queer, religion, classics, gay, american
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Slavs!, Angels in America, Brundibar, Homebody/Kabul, Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches, Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness: Essays, a Play, Two Poems, and a Prayer, A Bright Room Called Day, Caroline, or Change, Death and Taxes: Hydriotaphia and Other Plays, Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika
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, Mr Kushner s glorious specialty is in giving theatrical life to internal points of view in which our thoughts meld with a character s wayward speculations or fantasies He makes the personal and the universal the trivial and the cosmic come simultaneously to life in a single character s bewilderment Ben Brantley i New York Times i br br An extraordinary play a deeply felt expansively ruminative drama Paul Taylor i Independent i London br br What a feast of a play No playwright in the English language has a greater passion for language than Kushner And to this Kushner adds that rare quality in American theater a yearning to go beyond domestic stories and into the great world of political struggle Brilliant It keeps us thinking Richard Christiansen i Chicago Tribune i br br This eerily timely work about Afghanistan is comparably mesmerizing and mournful vast and intimate emotionally generous and stylistically fabulist wildly verbal politically progressive and scarily well informed Linda Winer i Newsday i br br br In i Homebody Kabul i Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner author of i Angels in America i has turned his penetrating gaze to the arena of global politics to create this suspenseful portrait of a dangerous collision between cultures Written before i Homebody Kabul i premiered in New York in December and has had highly successful productions in London Providence Seattle Chicago and Los Angeles This version incorporates all the playwright s changes and is now the definitive version of the text 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 Corneille 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, 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, Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama The first part of Tony Kushner s epic drama of America in the s