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

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this is an example of a piece of work that makes me feel bad for the people who don't get it and/or don't like it, because they have horrible, boring taste. Read full review

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

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Angels in America is one of the most ambitious pieces of mainstream American theatre ever staged, and one of the most rewarding. Criss-crossing biblical metaphor with the AIDS crisis of the 80s, it is ... Read full review


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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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