Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part 2

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Royal National Theatre, 1994 - AIDS (Disease) - 99 pages
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The two-part Angels in America is an epic drama set during the Reagan years in America - now recognised as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century.

Part Two: Perestroika picks up the stories of Prior and Cohn from Part One. Prior, overwhelmed by the responsibilties of 'prophet' placed on him by the angels, wishes that they would leave him alone. Cohn, now dying from the virus, continues to manipulate the system from his hospital bed. But who is left to look after them now? And does anyone still care?

With a climax as bittersweet as it is beautiful, we are left wondering who the real angels are in a disparate world.

 

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Review: Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes (Angels in America)

User Review  - Spencer Read - Goodreads

When I first read "Angels in America", it was the most ambitious stage play I had read up to that point and it remains one of the most ambitious plays I've ever had the joy of reading and rereading to ... Read full review

Review: Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes (Angels in America)

User Review  - Erika Maki - Goodreads

I had to read this book for school in my university American Literature class. I thought this book was amazing. I liked analyzing the character's political views and the different homosexual ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Playwright Tony Kushner was born in New York City and raised in Louisiana. In addition to his plays, Kushner teaches at New York University and has co-written an opera with Bobby McFerrin. Kushner is best known for Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, a two-part seven-hour play that has won many awards (two Tony Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, two Drama Desk Awards, the Evening Standard Award, the New York Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award). It was also selected one of the ten best plays of the 20th century by London's Royal National Theatre.

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