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Publisher Comments:

In Homebody/Kabul, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, has turned his penetrating gaze to the arena of global politics to create this suspenseful portrait of a dangerous collision between cultures. Written before 9/11, this play premiered in New York in December 2001 and has had subsequent 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.

Review:

"Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul is the most remarkable play in a decade...without a doubt the most important of our time." John Heilpern, New York Observer

Review:

"Kushner's first big work on a great big canvas since his Pulitzer Prize?winning Angels in America. 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, Newsday

Review:

"Mr. Kushner's glorious specialty is in giving theatrical life to internal points of view....He makes the personal and the universal, the trivial and the cosmic come simultaneously to life in a single character's bewilderment." Ben Brantley, New York Times

Review:

"Searing....Kushner's use of language and ideas continues to make us think about the deeper questions...he makes the political personal...a masterful conglomerate of words, ideas and history." Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun Times

Synopsis:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, author of Angels in America, turns his penetrating gaze to the arena of global politics to create this suspenseful portrait of a dangerous collision between cultures.

Synopsis:

The definitive edition of Tony Kushner's extraordinary play.

Synopsis:

The revised version of Homebody/Kabul by award-winning playwright Tony Kushner is a suspenseful portrait of a dangerous collision between cultures.

Synopsis:

“Mr. Kushners glorious specialty is in giving theatrical life to internal points of view, in which our thoughts meld with a characters wayward speculations or fantasies... He makes the personal and the universal, the trivial and the cosmic come simultaneously to life in a single characters bewilderment.” –Ben Brantley, New York Times

“An extraordinary play…a deeply felt, expansively ruminative drama.” –Paul Taylor, Independent (London)

“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, Chicago Tribune

“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, Newsday

In Homebody/Kabul, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, has turned his penetrating gaze to the arena of global politics to create this suspenseful portrait of a dangerous collision between cultures. Written before 9/11, Homebody/Kabul premiered in New York in December 2001 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.

Tony Kushners plays include Angels in America; Hydriotaphia, or the Death of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, adapted from the play by Pierre Corneille; Slavs!; A Bright Room Called Day; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The Intelligent Homosexuals Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nicholss film of Angels in America and for Steven Spielbergs Munich and Lincoln. His books include The Art of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the Present; Brundibar, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 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 2012, he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. He lives in Manhattan with his husband, Mark Harris.

Synopsis:

"Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul is the most remarkable play in a decade . . . without a doubt the most important of our time."—John Heilpern, New York Observer

"This compelling evening testifies that Mr. Kushner can still deliver his sterling brand of goods: a fusion of politics, poetry and boundless empathy transformed through language into passionate, juicy theater . . . a reminder of how essential and heartening Mr. Kushner’s voice remains."—Ben Brantley, New York Times

"Homebody/Kabul is a rich and intelligent piece."—Peter Brook

"Searing . . . Kushner’s use of language and ideas continues to make us think about the deeper questions . . . he makes the political personal . . . a masterful conglomerate of words, ideas and history."—Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun Times

In Homebody/Kabul, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, has turned his penetrating gaze to the arena of global politics to create this suspenseful portrait of a dangerous collision between cultures. Written before 9-11, this play premiered in New York in December 2001 and has had subsequent highly successful productions in London, Providence, Seattle, Chicago and Los Angeles. This version incorporates all the playwright’s changes over the past two years and is now the definitive version of the text.

Tony Kushner’s plays include 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 Szecguan and Goethe’s Stella. Current projects include: Henry Box Brown or The Mirror of Slavery; and two musical plays: St. Cecilia or The Power of Music and Caroline or Change. He recently collaborated with Maurice Sendak on an American version of the children’s opera, Brundibar. He grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and he lives in New York.

About the Author

Tony Kushner won the Pulitzer Prize for Angels in America. His other plays include 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 Szecguan, and Goethe's Stella. Current projects include: Henry Box Brown or The Mirror of Slavery; and two musical plays: St. Cecilia or The Power of Music and Caroline or Change. He recently collaborated with Maurice Sendak on an American version of the children's opera, Brundibar. He grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and he lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559362399
Subtitle:
Final Revised Version
Author:
Kushner, Tony
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
British
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Revised ed.
Edition Description:
Rev Version
Publication Date:
February 2005
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
172
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.4 x 0.4 in 8.5 oz

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Product details 172 pages Theatre Communications Group - English 9781559362399 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul is the most remarkable play in a decade...without a doubt the most important of our time."
"Review" by , "Kushner's first big work on a great big canvas since his Pulitzer Prize?winning Angels in America. 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."
"Review" by , "Mr. Kushner's glorious specialty is in giving theatrical life to internal points of view....He makes the personal and the universal, the trivial and the cosmic come simultaneously to life in a single character's bewilderment."
"Review" by , "Searing....Kushner's use of language and ideas continues to make us think about the deeper questions...he makes the political personal...a masterful conglomerate of words, ideas and history."
"Synopsis" by , The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, author of Angels in America, turns his penetrating gaze to the arena of global politics to create this suspenseful portrait of a dangerous collision between cultures.
"Synopsis" by ,
The definitive edition of Tony Kushner's extraordinary play.
"Synopsis" by ,
The revised version of Homebody/Kabul by award-winning playwright Tony Kushner is a suspenseful portrait of a dangerous collision between cultures.
"Synopsis" by ,
“Mr. Kushners glorious specialty is in giving theatrical life to internal points of view, in which our thoughts meld with a characters wayward speculations or fantasies... He makes the personal and the universal, the trivial and the cosmic come simultaneously to life in a single characters bewilderment.” –Ben Brantley, New York Times

“An extraordinary play…a deeply felt, expansively ruminative drama.” –Paul Taylor, Independent (London)

“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, Chicago Tribune

“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, Newsday

In Homebody/Kabul, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, has turned his penetrating gaze to the arena of global politics to create this suspenseful portrait of a dangerous collision between cultures. Written before 9/11, Homebody/Kabul premiered in New York in December 2001 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.

Tony Kushners plays include Angels in America; Hydriotaphia, or the Death of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, adapted from the play by Pierre Corneille; Slavs!; A Bright Room Called Day; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The Intelligent Homosexuals Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nicholss film of Angels in America and for Steven Spielbergs Munich and Lincoln. His books include The Art of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the Present; Brundibar, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 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 2012, he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. He lives in Manhattan with his husband, Mark Harris.

"Synopsis" by ,

"Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul is the most remarkable play in a decade . . . without a doubt the most important of our time."—John Heilpern, New York Observer

"This compelling evening testifies that Mr. Kushner can still deliver his sterling brand of goods: a fusion of politics, poetry and boundless empathy transformed through language into passionate, juicy theater . . . a reminder of how essential and heartening Mr. Kushner’s voice remains."—Ben Brantley, New York Times

"Homebody/Kabul is a rich and intelligent piece."—Peter Brook

"Searing . . . Kushner’s use of language and ideas continues to make us think about the deeper questions . . . he makes the political personal . . . a masterful conglomerate of words, ideas and history."—Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun Times

In Homebody/Kabul, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, has turned his penetrating gaze to the arena of global politics to create this suspenseful portrait of a dangerous collision between cultures. Written before 9-11, this play premiered in New York in December 2001 and has had subsequent highly successful productions in London, Providence, Seattle, Chicago and Los Angeles. This version incorporates all the playwright’s changes over the past two years and is now the definitive version of the text.

Tony Kushner’s plays include 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 Szecguan and Goethe’s Stella. Current projects include: Henry Box Brown or The Mirror of Slavery; and two musical plays: St. Cecilia or The Power of Music and Caroline or Change. He recently collaborated with Maurice Sendak on an American version of the children’s opera, Brundibar. He grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and he lives in New York.

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