Download e-book for iPad: Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner

By Tony Kushner

ISBN-10: 1559362316

ISBN-13: 9781559362313

HBO movies will current Angels in America, directed via Mike Nichols from Tony Kushner’s personal version of his Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in the US: 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 due to the fact that their unique ebook in 1993.

Praise for the play:

"Angels in the USA is the broadest, private, such a lot looking American play of our time."—Jack Kroll, Newsweek

"A sizeable, fantastic play . . . provocative, witty and deeply scary . . . a looking out and radical rethinking of Ameri-can political drama."—Frank wealthy, The manhattan 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 religious, witty, and compassionate, livid and tremendously shrewdpermanent . . . It’s most unlikely to visualize somebody captivated through the start no longer wanting—needing—to return for the end."—Linda Winer, Newsday

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

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

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Now? HARPER: Soon. Maybe soon. I'm not safe here you see. Things aren't right with me. Weird stuff happens . . MR. LIES: Like? HARPER: Well, like you, for instance. Just appearing. Or last week . . well never mind. People are like planets, you need a thick skin. Things 23 ANGELS IN AMERICA get to me, Joe stays away and now. . Well look. My dreams are talking back to me. MR. LIES: It's the price of roodessness. Motion sickness. The only cure: to keep moving. HARPER: I'm undecided. I feel . .

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