By Tony Kushner
A revised variation of 1 of the main influential performs of our time, released with a brand new foreword via the author.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Angels in the US: A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes contains Part One, Millennium Approaches and Part , Perestroika
“Glorious. A huge, subversive, altogether amazing masterwork…Details of particular catastrophes can have replaced in view that this Reagan-era AIDS epic received the Pulitzer and the Tony, however the actual 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 sizeable, surprising play... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting... a looking and radical rethinking of yankee political drama." - Frank wealthy, New York Times
"A victory for theater, for the remodeling energy of the mind's eye to show devastation into beauty." - John Lahr, New Yorker
“An drastically awesome paintings of the mind's eye and mind, a towering instance of what theater stretched to its complete power can achieve.” -Philadelphia Inquirer
"Angels in the United States is the best drama of our time, chatting with us of a complete period of lifestyles and demise as no different play inside of reminiscence. It ranks as not anything lower than one of many maximum performs of the 20th century." - John Heilpern, New York Observer
“Some playwrights are looking to swap the realm. 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 fresh alterations and a brand new advent in party of the 20th anniversary of its unique creation. probably the most venerated American performs in historical past, Angels in the USA was once provided Tony Awards for top Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It was once made into an Emmy Award-winning HBO movie directed via Mike Nichols. This two-part epic, subtitled "A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes," has bought hundreds of thousands of performances world wide in additional than twenty-six languages.
Tony Kushner’s performs comprise Angels in America; Hydriotaphia, or the demise of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, tailored from the play via Pierre Cornelle; Slavs!; A brilliant 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 USA and for Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln. His books contain The paintings of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the Present; Brundibar, with illustrations through Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: innovative 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 regular Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg distinctive Playwright Award. he's a member of the yank Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he used to be offered a countrywide Medal of Arts by means of President Barack Obama. He lives in big apple together with his husband, Mark Harris.
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