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Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes (Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika)by Tony Kushner
Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner of two Tony Awards for Best Play
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Tony Kushner's two-part masterwork is now available in a single edition to coincide with the broadcast of the epic HBO special directed by Mike Nichols and starring Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Michael Gambon and Simon Callow, scheduled for December 2003.
"A vast, miraculous play...provocative, witty and deeply upsetting...a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama." Frank Rich, The New York Times
"Angels in America is the broadest, deepest, most searching American play of our time." Jack Kroll, Newsweek
"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, New York Observer
"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, The New Yorker
Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning play is now an epic HBO Films event directed by Mike Nichols.
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
About the Author
Tony Kushner's plays include Homebody/Kabul, A Bright Room Called Day, and Slavs!, as well as adaptations of Corneille's The Illusion, Ansky's The Dybbuk, Brecht's The Good Person of Szechuan, and Goethe's Stella. Mr. Kushner has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, two Tony Awards, the Evening Standard Award, an OBIE, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, a Whiting Writers Fellowship, a Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Fellowship, and a medal for Cultural Achievement from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture. He grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and he lives in New York.
Table of Contents
pt. 1. Millennium approaches — pt. 2. Perestroika.
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