Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches

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Theatre Communications Group, 1993 - Drama - 119 pages
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Angels in America: a Gay Fantasia on National Themes consists of two full-length plays, "Millennium Approaches" (Part 1) and "Perestroika," (Part 2). In Part 1, Kushner tells the story of a handful of people trying to make sense of the world. Prior Walter is a man living with AIDS whose partner, Louis, has left him and become involved with Joe, an ex-Mormon and political conservative whose wife, Harper, is slowly having a nervous breakdown. These stories are contrasted with that of Roy Cohn (in a fictional re-creation of the infamous American conservative ideologue who died of AIDS in 1986) and his attempts to remain in the closet while trying to find some sort of personal salvation in his beliefs. Winner of two Tony Awards and the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Part One: Millennium Approaches is one of the most outstanding plays of the American theater.

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The writing is perfectly poetic and eloquent. - Goodreads
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Review: Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches (Angels in America #1)

User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

Wow. I mean, wow. I know I'm late to the party but, wow. This is sheer poetry, just gorgeous. A local theatre of note is producing their own version of it this summer (2014), and I can't wait to see it. (I'll also be renting the film after I finish reading Part Two.) Read full review

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User Review  - Oana M. - Goodreads

Religion, homosexuality, politics, struggle - well, that should be a recipe for a great play. I could see from the reviews that it is very much loved and cherished by the majority of readers, but it ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

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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