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Tony Kushner's Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes PDF

By Tony Kushner

ISBN-10: 1559362316

ISBN-13: 9781559362313

HBO motion pictures will current Angels in America, directed through Mike Nichols from Tony Kushner’s personal model of his Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in the United States: A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes. The amazing solid gains Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, James Cromwell, Michael Gambon and Simon Callow.

Angels in America is among the such a lot amazing and celebrated performs of our time. Over 350,000 copies were offered in paperback given that their unique e-book in 1993.

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"Angels in the US is the broadest, inner most, such a lot looking out American play of our time."—Jack Kroll, Newsweek

"A gigantic, staggering play . . . provocative, witty and deeply scary . . . a looking and radical rethinking of Ameri-can political drama."—Frank wealthy, The big apple Times

"Something infrequent, harmful and harrowing…a roman candle hurled right into a drawing room . . . "—Nicholas de Jongh, London night Standard

"Playful and profound, extravagantly theatrical and deeply non secular, witty, and compassionate, livid and highly shrewdpermanent . . . It’s most unlikely to visualize a person captivated by means of the start no longer wanting—needing—to return for the end."—Linda Winer, Newsday

"An drastically outstanding paintings of the mind's eye and mind, a towering instance of what theatre stretched to its complete power can achieve."—Clifford A. Ridley, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Perestroika is a masterpiece."—John Lahr, New Yorker

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Its sacred position among nations. And people aren't ashamed of that like they used to be. This is a great thing. The truth restored. Law restored. That's what President Reagan's done, Harper. " And the country responds to him. We become better. More good. I need to be a part of that, I need something big to lift me up. I mean, six years ago the world seemed in decline, horrible, hopeless, full of unsolvable problems and crime and confusion and hunger and . . HARPER: But it still seems that way.

ROY: This disease . . HENRY: Syndrome. ROY: Whatever. It afflicts mostly homosexuals and drug addicts. HENRY: Mostly. Hemophiliacs are also at risk. ROY: Homosexuals and drug addicts. So why are you implying that I . . (Pause) What are you implying, Henry? HENRY: I don't . . ROY: I'm not a drug addict. 49 ANGELS IN AMERICA HENRY: Oh come on Roy. ROY: What, what, come on Roy what? Do you think I'm a junkie, Henry, do you see tracks? HENRY: This is absurd. ROY: Say it. HENRY: Say what? "Roy Cohn, you are a .

HARPER: NO. I heard the sounds in the bedroom again. I know someone was in there. JOE: NO one was. HARPER: Maybe actually in the bed, under the covers with a knife. Oh, boy. Joe. I, um, I'm thinking of going away. By which I mean: I think I'm going off again. You . . you know what I mean? JOE: Please don't. Stay. We can fix it. I pray for that. This is my fault, but I can correct it. You have to try too . . (He turns on the light. ) HARPER: When you pray, what do you pray for? JOE: I pray for God to crush me, break me up into little pieces and start all over again.

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