A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
By (author) Tony Kushner
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Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner
Book DescriptionWinner 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781559363846
Classification: Plays, playscripts
Format: Paperback (213mm x 135mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Theatre Communications Group Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group Inc.,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2013
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner's other plays include "A Bright Room Called Day"; "Hydriotaphia, or The Death of Dr. Brown"; "The Illusion," adapted from the play by Pierre Corneille; "Slavs!"; "Homebody/Kabul"; "Caroline, or Change," a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and "The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures." His translations include S. Y. Ansky's "The Dybbuk"; Bertolt Brecht's "The Good Person of Sezuan" and "Mother Courage and Her Children"; and the libretto for Hans Krasa and Adolf Hoffmeister's "Brundibar," a children's opera for which he wrote a curtain-raiser, "But the Giraffe!" He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols's film of "Angels in America" and for Steven Spielberg's "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.
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