Angels in America Part One

"ANGELS IN AMERICA has proved to be a watershed drama, the most lyrical and ambitious augury of an era since Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie.

Angels in America  Part One

"ANGELS IN AMERICA has proved to be a watershed drama, the most lyrical and ambitious augury of an era since Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie." John Lahr, The New Yorker "The most influential American play of the last two decades." Patrick Healy, The New York Times "Daring and dazzling! The most ambitious American play of our time: an epic that ranges from earth to heaven; focuses on politics, sex and religion; transports us to Washington, the Kremlin, the South Bronx, Salt Lake City and Antarctica; deals with Jews, Mormons, WASPs, blacks; switches between realism and fantasy, from the tragedy of AIDS to the camp comedy of drag queens to the death or at least absconding of God." Jack Kroll, Newsweek "The greatest American play of the waning years of the twentieth century." Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

Angels in America A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Tony Kushner is that rarity of rarities: a writer who has the promise to do both.” -New York Times This new edition of Tony Kushner's masterpiece is published with the author's recent changes and a new introduction in celebration of the ...

Angels in America  A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

A revised and complete edition of this modern classic, featuring a new foreword from author Tony Kushner.

Angels in America Millennium approaches

Dramatizes the effects of AIDS on the United States through the experiences of lawyer Roy Cohn, a Morman couple, and a young man called Prior Walter

Angels in America  Millennium approaches

Dramatizes the effects of AIDS on the United States through the experiences of lawyer Roy Cohn, a Morman couple, and a young man called Prior Walter

Understanding Tony Kushner

Angels in America , Part One : Millennium Approaches . London : National Theatre / Nick Hern , 1992 ; New York : Theatre Communications Group , 1993 . Angels in America , Part Two : Perestroika . London : National Theatre / Nick Hern ...

Understanding Tony Kushner

Surveys the writings of the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama 'Angels in America' and co-author of the Oscar-nominated screenplay for the film 'Munich'. This book guides readers through Kushner's influences and creations to map the importance of his work in postmodern literary and cultural landscapes.

Angels in America

" - Jack Kroll, "Newsweek" 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.

Angels in America

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes" "Part One, Millennium Approaches" "Part Two, Perestroika" "A vast, miraculous play... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting... a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama." - Frank Rich, "New York Times" ""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" "A victory for theater, for the transforming power of the imagination to turn devastation into beauty." - John Lahr, "New Yorker" ""Angels in America" is the broadest, deepest, most searching American play of our time." - Jack Kroll, "Newsweek" 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, "Angels in America" 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.

Approaching the Millennium

Leading critics, scholars, and theater practictioners consider the most talked-about play of the 1990s

Approaching the Millennium

Leading critics, scholars, and theater practictioners consider the most talked-about play of the 1990s

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The titles in the boxed set are Angels in America: Millenium Approaches and Angels in America: Perestroika.

Angels in America

The titles in the boxed set are Angels in America: Millenium Approaches and Angels in America: Perestroika.

Angels in America A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Copyright © 2013 by Tony Kushner Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches copyright © 1992, 1993, ... Except for brief passages quoted in newspaper, magazine, radio or television reviews, no part of this book may be reproduced ...

Angels in America  A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

A revised and complete edition of this modern classic, featuring a new foreword from author Tony Kushner.

The Theater of Tony Kushner

Angels in America. A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. Part One: Millennium Approaches. London: National Theatre/Nick Hern, 1992; New York: Theatre Communications Group, Inc., 1992, 1993. The complete play or excerpts also appear in The ...

The Theater of Tony Kushner

The Theater of Tony Kushner is a comprehensive portrait of the forty-year long career of dramatist Tony Kushner as playwright, screenwriter, essayist, and public intellectual and political activist. Following an introduction examining the influences of Kushner’s development as an artist, this updated second edition features individual chapters on his major plays, including A Bright Room Called Day, Hydriotaphia, or The Death of Dr. Browne, Angels in America, Slavs! Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness, Homebody/Kabul, Caroline, or Change, and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, along with chapters on Kushner’s adaptations, one-act plays, and screenplays, including his two Academy Award-nominated screenplays, Munich and Lincoln. A book for anyone interested in theater, film, literature, and the ways in which the past informs the present, this second edition of The Theater of Tony Kushner explores how his writings reflect key elements of American society, from politics and economics to race, gender, and spirituality, all with the hope of inspiring America to live up to its ideals.

Angels in America Part 1

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Theater program for the British premiere at the Cottesloe Theatre; a production of the Royal National Theatre ; cast: Sean Chapman, Jeffrey Chiswick, Nancy Crane, Marcus D'Amico, Henry Goodman, Rosemary Martin, Felicity Montagu, Joseph Mydell, Nick Reding ; Declan Donnellan, director ; Nick Ormerod, designer ; Mick Hughes, lightning ; Paddy Cunneen, music.

The Essential HBO Reader

The six-hour adaptation of Tony Kushner's sweeping seven-and-a-half hour, two-part play (Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika) was shepherded from stage to ...

The Essential HBO Reader

The founding of Home Box Office in the early 1970s was a harbinger of the innovations that transformed television as an industry and a technology in the decades that followed. HBO quickly became synonymous with subscription television and became the leading force in cable programming. Having interests in television, motion picture, and home video industries was crucial to its success. HBO diversified into original television and movie production, home video sales, and international distribution as these once-separate entertainment sectors began converging into a global entertainment industry in the mid-1980s. HBO has grown from a domestic movie channel to an international cable-and-satellite network with a presence in over seventy countries. It is now a full-service content provider with a distinctive brand of original programming and landmark shows such as The Sopranos and Sex and the City. The network is widely recognized for its award-winning, innovative and provocative programming, including dramatic series such as Six Feet Under and The Wire, miniseries such as Band of Brothers and Angels in America, comedies such as Curb Your Enthusiasm and Def Comedy Jam, sports shows such as Inside the NFL and Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, documentary series such as Taxi Cab Confessions and Autopsy, and six Oscar-winning documentaries between 1999 and 2004. In The Essential HBO Reader, editors Gary R. Edgerton and Jeffrey P. Jones bring together an accomplished group of scholars to explain how HBO's programming transformed the world of cable television and how the network continues to shape popular culture and the television industry. Now, after more than three and a half decades, HBO has won acclaim in four distinct programming areas—drama, comedy, sports, and documentaries—emerging as TV's gold standard for its breakout series and specials. The Essential HBO Reader provides a comprehensive and compelling examination of HBO's development into the prototypical entertainment corporation of the twenty-first century.

Past Performance

Perestroika is a masterpiece " ( " Earth Angels , " review of Perestroika by Tony Kushner , New Yorker , December 13 ... play are from the original two - volume edition , Angels in America : Part One : Millennium Approaches and Angels ...

Past Performance

In this age of overweening global capital and omnipresent electronic media, many critics have diagnosed Western culture as suffering from a kind of historical obliviousness, a mass inability to situate our lived experience within the temporal flow of past, present, and future that is history. Within this historically bankrupt culture, representations of history in whatever medium - cinema, television, print - most often become mere fashion, the quotation of past styles devoid of historical gravitas. Against this, Past Performance: American Theatre and the Historical Imagination argues that many contemporary American theatre and performance artists are not only developing innovative strategies for staging history, but helping us reimagine our relationship with the past.

Mainstream AIDS Theatre the Media and Gay Civil Rights

“Book Review: Approaching the Millennium: Essays on Angels in America. ... “Review: Angels in America: Millennium Approaches. ... Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part One: Millennium Approaches.

Mainstream AIDS Theatre  the Media  and Gay Civil Rights

This book demonstrates the political potential of mainstream theatre in the US at the end of the twentieth century, tracing ideological change over time in the reception of US mainstream plays taking HIV/AIDS as their topic from 1985 to 2000. This is the first study to combine the topics of the politics of performance, LGBT theatre, and mainstream theatre’s political potential, a juxtaposition that shows how radical ideas become mainstream, that is, how the dominant ideology changes. Using materialist semiotics and extensive archival research, Juntunen delineates the cultural history of four pivotal productions from that period—Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart (1985), Tony Kushner’s Angels in America (1992), Jonathan Larson’s Rent (1996), and Moises Kaufman’s The Laramie Project (2000). Examining the connection between AIDS, mainstream theatre, and the media reveals key systems at work in ideological change over time during a deadly epidemic whose effects changed the nation forever. Employing media theory alongside nationalism studies and utilizing dozens of reviews for each case study, the volume demonstrates that reviews are valuable evidence of how a production was hailed by society’s ideological gatekeepers. Mixing this new use of reviews alongside textual analysis and material study—such as the theaters’ locations, architectures, merchandise, program notes, and advertising—creates an uncommonly rich description of these productions and their ideological effects. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of theatre, politics, media studies, queer theory, and US history, and to those with an interest in gay civil rights, one of the most successful social movements of the late twentieth century.

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Interrogating America through Theatre and Performance

Indeed, Kushner told the New York Times in an interview just before the film premiered, “The apocalypse the play ... NOTES 1. Tony Kushner, Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches (New York: TCG, 1993); and Angels in America, ...

Interrogating America through Theatre and Performance

This collection of essays dissects American plays, movies and other performance types that examine America and its history and culture. From Amerindian stage performances to AIDS and post-9/11 America, it displays the various and important ways theatre and performance studies have examined and conversed with American culture and history.