The Normal Heart and the Destiny of Me: Two Plays

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Grove Press, 2000 - Drama - 252 pages
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The Normal Heart, set during the early years of the AIDS epidemic, is the impassioned indictment of a society that allowed the plague to happen, a moving denunciation of the ignorance and fear that helped kill an entire generation. It has been produced and taught all over the world. Its companion play, The Destiny of Me, is the stirring story of an AIDS activist forced to put his life in the hands of the very doctor he has been denouncing.

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I read Normal Heart when it came out 30 years ago. As an 18 year old gay man, it left me and many gays of my generation thinking we would all be dead before we were 30. The miracles of modern medicine ... Read full review

Review: The Normal Heart & The Destiny of Me (two plays)

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I read Normal Heart when it came out 30 years ago. As an 18 year old gay man, it left me and many gays of my generation thinking we would all be dead before we were 30. The miracles of modern medicine ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Larry Kramer is an award-winning playwright and author and a celebrated public-health and gay-rights advocate. A pioneering AIDS activist, he cofounded the Gay Men s Health Crisis in 1982 and founded ACT UP in 1987. Kramer has won numerous awards for his plays and in 2013 was named a Master American Dramatist by the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater. In 2014, the HBO adaptation of his play "The Normal Heart "won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie.

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