By Tony Kushner
A revised version of 1 of the main influential performs of our time, released with a brand new foreword through the author.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Angels in the United States: A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes comprises Part One, Millennium Approaches and Part , Perestroika
“Glorious. A enormous, subversive, altogether outstanding masterwork…Details of particular catastrophes can have replaced due to the fact this Reagan-era AIDS epic gained the Pulitzer and the Tony, however the genuine cosmic and human obsessions—power, faith, intercourse, accountability, the way forward for the world—are as perilous, but as falling-down humorous, as ever.” –Linda Winer, Newsday
"A monstrous, remarkable play... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting... a looking out and radical rethinking of yank political drama." - Frank wealthy, New York Times
"A victory for theater, for the reworking strength of the mind's eye to show devastation into beauty." - John Lahr, New Yorker
“An drastically amazing paintings of the mind's eye and mind, a towering instance of what theater stretched to its complete strength can achieve.” -Philadelphia Inquirer
"Angels in the USA is the best drama of our time, chatting with us of a whole period of lifestyles and dying as no different play inside reminiscence. It ranks as not anything lower than one of many maximum performs of the 20 th century." - John Heilpern, New York Observer
“Some playwrights are looking to swap the area. a few are looking to revolutionize theater. Tony Kushner is that rarity of rarities: a author who has the promise to do both.” -New York Times
This new version of Tony Kushner's masterpiece is released with the author's contemporary adjustments and a brand new advent in social gathering of the 20 th anniversary of its unique creation. the most venerated American performs in heritage, Angels in the US used to be offered Tony Awards for most sensible Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It used to be made into an Emmy Award-winning HBO movie directed via Mike Nichols. This two-part epic, subtitled "A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes," has got hundreds of thousands of performances world wide in additional than twenty-six languages.
Tony Kushner’s performs contain Angels in America; Hydriotaphia, or the dying of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, tailored from the play via Pierre Cornelle; Slavs!; A vibrant Room known as Day; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The clever Homosexual’s consultant to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’s movie of Angels in the US and for Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln. His books comprise The paintings of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the Present; Brundibar, with illustrations by means of Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: revolutionary Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon.
Among many honors, Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, Tony Awards, 3 Obie Awards, night average Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg individual Playwright Award. he's a member of the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he was once provided a countrywide Medal of Arts by means of President Barack Obama. He lives in big apple along with his husband, Mark Harris.
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