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

By Tony Kushner

ISBN-10: 1559362316

ISBN-13: 9781559362313

HBO movies will current Angels in America, directed by means of Mike Nichols from Tony Kushner’s personal version of his Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in the USA: A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes. The striking forged positive factors 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 without doubt one of the so much extraordinary and celebrated performs of our time. Over 350,000 copies were offered in paperback for the reason that their unique e-book in 1993.

Praise for the play:

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

"A monstrous, astonishing play . . . provocative, witty and deeply scary . . . a looking out and radical rethinking of Ameri-can political drama."—Frank wealthy, The ny 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 enormously clever . . . It’s very unlikely to visualize someone captivated via the start now not wanting—needing—to return for the end."—Linda Winer, Newsday

"An greatly awesome 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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HARPER: It's my time, and there's no blood. I don't really know. I suppose it wouldn't be a great thing. Maybe I'm just not bleeding because I take too many pills. Maybe I'll give birth to a pill. That would give a new meaning to pillpopping, huh? I think you should go to Washington. Alone. Change, like you said. JOE: I'm not going to leave you, Harper. HARPER: Well maybe not. But I'm going to leave you. Scene 3 One AM, the next morning. Louis and a nurse, Emily, are sitting in Priors room in the hospital.

She stops herself) It's a sin, and it's killing us both. JOE: I can always tell when you've taken pills because it makes you red-faced and sweaty and frankly that's very often why I don't want to . . HARPER: Because ... JOE: Well, you aren't pretty. Not like this. HARPER: I have something to ask you. JOE: Then ASK! ASK! What in hell are you . . HARPER: Are you a homo? (Pause) Are you? If you try to walk out right now I'll put your dinner back in the oven and turn it up so high the whole 43 ANGELS IN AMERICA building will fill with smoke and everyone in it will asphyxiate.

Jews believe in Guilt. (He pats the coffin tenderly) LOUIS: You just make sure those pegs are in good and tight. RABBI ISIDOR CHEMELWITZ: Don't worry, mister. The life she had, she'll stay put. She's better off. 31 ANGELS IN AMERICA JOE: Look, I know this is scary for you. But try to understand what it means to me. Will you try? HARPER: Yes. JOE: Good. Really try. I think things are starting to change in the world. HARPER: But JOE: I don't want . . Wait. For the good. Change for the good. America has rediscovered itself.

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