Angels in America: 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 1993 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  - Sarah Goewey - Goodreads

Set in New York during the 1980s AIDS crisis, Angels in America paints a portrait of the spiritual dilemma of a nation through the interweaving lives of nine unforgettable characters. Truly an epic play in terms of both length and emotional scope. Read full review

Review: Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches (Angels in America #1)

User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

What a great play. I love how Kushner rips into Republican politics and doesn't slacken his bull dog grip the entire play. The inside jokes he makes with gay culture are also spot on. I have to find part 2 of this play. This is the play for my Popsugar challenge. Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Tony Kushner's plays include A Bright Room Called Day and Slavs!; as well as adaptations of Corneille's The Illusion, Ansky's The Dybbuk, Brecht's The Good Person of Szecguan and Goethe's Stella. Current projects include: Henry Box Brown or The Mirror of Slavery; and two musical plays: St. Cecilia or The Power of Music and Caroline or Change. His collaboration with Maurice Sendak on an American version of the children's opera, Brundibar, appeared in book form Fall 2003. Kushner grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and he lives in New York.

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