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Description - Tony Kushner's Angels in America by Ken Nielsen

Angels in Americapaveda new way for American theatrein its combination of heightened theatricality and politics.Tony Kushner has emerged as one of the American theatres leading playwrights and productions worldwide have meant the play hasbecome recognised asthemost important American play in decades. With the scope of characters sexual, class and religious affiliations in the play, Angels in Americaoffers a uniquepossibility to discuss the construction of American identity in the late 1980s and 1990s. This guide provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the play, giving students an overview of the background and context; detailed analysis of the play including its structure, style and characters; analysis of key production issues and choices; overview of the performance history from the first performances of Millennium Approaches and Perestroika to recent productions and the 2003 HBO adaptation; and an annotated guide to further reading highlighting key critical approaches.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826495037
ISBN-10: 0826495036
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Pages: 148
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ken Nielsen

Ken Nielsen is currently a PhD candidate in Theatre at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA.