Angels in America  A Gay Fantasia on National Themes Book

Angels in America A Gay Fantasia on National Themes


  • Author : Tony Kushner
  • Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
  • Release Date : 2014-01-16
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781559367691

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Angels in America A Gay Fantasia on National Themes Book Description :

A revised and complete edition of this modern classic, featuring a new foreword from author Tony Kushner.

Angels in America Book
Score: 4.5
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Angels in America


  • Author : Trinity Repertory Company
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Theater
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:45491087

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Angels in America Book Description :

Approaching the Millennium Book

Approaching the Millennium


  • Author : Deborah R. Geis
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 0472066234

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Approaching the Millennium Book Description :

Leading critics, scholars, and theater practictioners consider the most talked-about play of the 1990s

Angels in America Book
Score: 4
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Angels in America


  • Author : Tony Kushner
  • Publisher : Consortium Book Sales & Dist
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015063175197

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Angels in America Book Description :

The titles in the boxed set are Angels in America: Millenium Approaches and Angels in America: Perestroika.

Angels in America  Perestroika Book
Score: 4
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Angels in America Perestroika


  • Author : Tony Kushner
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Gay men
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 1559360607

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A Study Guide for Tony Kushner s  Angels in America  Book

A Study Guide for Tony Kushner s Angels in America


  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date :
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 35
  • ISBN 10 : 9781410339959

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A Study Guide for Tony Kushner s Angels in America Book Description :

A Study Guide for Tony Kushner's "Angels in America," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

Angels in America Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Angels in America


  • Author : Antony Robin Jeremy Kushner
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Gay men
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN 10 : 1559360615

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Angels in America  Part One Book
Score: 5
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Angels in America Part One


  • Author : Professor Tony Kushner
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-01-18
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0881456519

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Angels in America Part One Book Description :

"ANGELS IN AMERICA has proved to be a watershed drama, the most lyrical and ambitious augury of an era since Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie." John Lahr, The New Yorker "The most influential American play of the last two decades." Patrick Healy, The New York Times "Daring and dazzling! The most ambitious American play of our time: an epic that ranges from earth to heaven; focuses on politics, sex and religion; transports us to Washington, the Kremlin, the South Bronx, Salt Lake City and Antarctica; deals with Jews, Mormons, WASPs, blacks; switches between realism and fantasy, from the tragedy of AIDS to the camp comedy of drag queens to the death or at least absconding of God." Jack Kroll, Newsweek "The greatest American play of the waning years of the twentieth century." Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

A Meditation from Angels in America Book

A Meditation from Angels in America


  • Author : Tony Kushner
  • Publisher : Harpercollins
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Meditations
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0062512242

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A Meditation from Angels in America Book Description :

An inspired Christmas gift to the gay community--a gorgeous keepsake rendition of the poignant closing words from Broadway's Tony Award-winning Angels in America. Royalties will be donated to HIV/AIDS organizations. A free-standing 8-panel full-color card.

Angels in America  Part Two Book

Angels in America Part Two


  • Author : Professor Tony Kushner
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-01-18
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0881456527

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Angels in America Part Two Book Description :

"ANGELS IN AMERICA has proved to be a watershed drama, the most lyrical and ambitious augury of an era since Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie." John Lahr, The New Yorker "The most influential American play of the last two decades." Patrick Healy, The New York Times "Daring and dazzling! The most ambitious American play of our time: an epic that ranges from earth to heaven; focuses on politics, sex and religion; transports us to Washington, the Kremlin, the South Bronx, Salt Lake City and Antarctica; deals with Jews, Mormons, WASPs, blacks; switches between realism and fantasy, from the tragedy of AIDS to the camp comedy of drag queens to the death or at least absconding of God." Jack Kroll, Newsweek "The greatest American play of the waning years of the twentieth century." Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

The World Only Spins Forward Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The World Only Spins Forward


  • Author : Isaac Butler
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2018-02-13
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635571776

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The World Only Spins Forward Book Description :

"Marvelous . . . A vital book about how to make political art that offers lasting solace in times of great trouble, and wisdom to audiences in the years that follow."- Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR A STONEWALL BOOK AWARDS HONOR BOOK The oral history of Angels in America, as told by the artists who created it and the audiences forever changed by it--a moving account of the AIDS era, essential queer history, and an exuberant backstage tale. When Tony Kushner's Angels in America hit Broadway in 1993, it won the Pulitzer Prize, swept the Tonys, launched a score of major careers, and changed the way gay lives were represented in popular culture. Mike Nichols's 2003 HBO adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, and Mary-Louise Parker was itself a tour de force, winning Golden Globes and eleven Emmys, and introducing the play to an even wider public. This generation-defining classic continues to shock, move, and inspire viewers worldwide. Now, on the 25th anniversary of that Broadway premiere, Isaac Butler and Dan Kois offer the definitive account of Angels in America in the most fitting way possible: through oral history, the vibrant conversation and debate of actors (including Streep, Parker, Nathan Lane, and Jeffrey Wright), directors, producers, crew, and Kushner himself. Their intimate storytelling reveals the on- and offstage turmoil of the play's birth--a hard-won miracle beset by artistic roadblocks, technical disasters, and disputes both legal and creative. And historians and critics help to situate the play in the arc of American culture, from the staunch activism of the AIDS crisis through civil rights triumphs to our current era, whose politics are a dark echo of the Reagan '80s. Expanded from a popular Slate cover story and built from nearly 250 interviews, The World Only Spins Forward is both a rollicking theater saga and an uplifting testament to one of the great works of American art of the past century, from its gritty S

The Concept of Progress in Tony Kushner s  Angels in America  Book

The Concept of Progress in Tony Kushner s Angels in America


  • Author : Amelie Meyer
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2020-04-02
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 17
  • ISBN 10 : 9783346141798

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The Concept of Progress in Tony Kushner s Angels in America Book Description :

Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject American Studies - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,0, University of Göttingen (Philosophische Fakultät), course: The American Rhetorical Tradition, language: English, abstract: While this extensive film encompasses a variety of themes and topics, the focus of this paper will be its proposition of progress. It will be argued that Angels in America confirms progress to be inevitable and essential by drawing on, and redefining, American concepts and myths of westward movement and migration, equality and pluralism. Thus, traditional elements of the construct “American Dream” will be analyzed. The first part will consist of a short overview of different approaches to progress employed in the film: historical, religious and political. Subsequently, the second and third part will focus on a set of selected scenes and investigate how progress, and the lack thereof, is communicated in the depiction of different characters as they are caught in a constant struggle between motion and staying put, between moving on and giving up, between living and death. From this, the redefinition of aforementioned American concepts will be derived. In 2003, playwright Tony Kushner adopted his two-part play premiered in 1991 and 1992, Angels in America, to the screen. The HBO miniseries was directed by Mike Nichols and studded with celebrated actors such as Al Pacino, Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson. Set in New York City in the mid 1980s, a time of Reagan’s politics and the silencing of AIDS, the series revolves around a set of characters differing greatly in ethnicity, religion, worldview and sexual orientation. They include Louis and Prior, a homosexual couple having to cope with Prior’s AIDS diagnosis, and Harper and Joe, Mormons, who are faced with Joe’s oppressed homosexuality destroying their marriage. Other characters are Hannah, Joe’s mother from Salt Lake City, Roy Cohn, a lawyer also diagnosed with AIDS, and Belize, Prior’s blac

Tony Kushner s Angels in America Book

Tony Kushner s Angels in America


  • Author : Ken Nielsen
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-08-05
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441163684

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Tony Kushner s Angels in America Book Description :

Angels in America paved a new way for American theatre in its combination of heightened theatricality and politics. Tony Kushner has emerged as one of the American theatre's leading playwrights and productions worldwide have meant that the play has been recognized as the most important American play in decades. With the scope of the characters' sexual, class and religious affiliations in the play, Angels in America offers a unique possibility to discuss the construction of American identity in the late 1980s and 1990s. This guide provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the play, giving students an overview of the background and context; detailed analysis of the play including its structure, style and characters; analysis of key production issues and choices; an overview of the performance history from the first performances of Millennium Approaches and Perestroika to recent productions and the 2003 HBO adaptation; and an annotated guide to further reading highlighting key critical approaches.

Shifting Contexts Book

Shifting Contexts


  • Author : Rachel Aker
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Feminism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:954165291

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Shifting Contexts Book Description :

No theatrical work emerged from the AIDS crisis of the 1980s with as much national and global influence as Tony Kushner’s two-part Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes—Millennium Approaches (1991) and Perestroika (1992). Prior Walter, a gay man living with AIDS, concludes the cycle with a charge to the audience: “The Great Work Begins.” Angels in America presents itself as a part of that Great Work, placing the various experiences of its characters at the center of a growing conversation on sexual identity. The period of the play’s first workshops to its successful premiers around the world parallel the window of time during which queer theory became a coherent academic discipline. Kushner’s play has been critically dissected from a broad range of perspectives, including a queer lens; however, Angels in America has yet to be recognized as a work of queer theory itself. This thesis examines Angels in America as a work that emerges alongside landmark texts of queer theory as a praxis that embodies its own theories about identity formation under discursive institutional power. The dramatic dialogue of the play allows for the multivocality of Kushner’s characters to shape a neo-Platonic dialectic on queer ideology and the construction of the sexual self. The characters’ manifold assertions embrace the ambiguity and discord that have marked queer theory and sexuality studies, as well as foreshadowing further developments within the American LGBT civil rights and queer visibility movements.

Before the Closet Book
Score: 3
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Before the Closet


  • Author : Allen J. Frantzen
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN 10 : 0226260925

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Before the Closet Book Description :

Since the publication of John Boswell's Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality, historians have accepted the view that the early Middle Ages tolerated and even fostered same-sex relations and that intolerance of homosexuality developed only late in the medieval period. In this extraordinary study, Allen J. Frantzen challenges this long-held belief, showing that the early medieval Church did not tolerate same-sex acts, and, furthermore, that men and women during this time who preferred homosexual relations pursued their desires in spite of official sanctions. The early medieval period was, Frantzen argues, an age before people recognized the existence - or the possibility - of the "closet."

Angels in America Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Angels in America


  • Author : Antony Robin Jeremy Kushner
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Gay men
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN 10 : 1559360615

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The World Only Spins Forward Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The World Only Spins Forward


  • Author : Isaac Butler
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury USA
  • Release Date : 2018-02-13
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 1635571766

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The World Only Spins Forward Book Description :

The oral history of Angels in America, as told by the artists who created it and the audiences forever changed by it--a moving account of the AIDS era, essential queer history, and an exuberant backstage tale. When Tony Kushner's Angels in America hit Broadway in 1993, it won the Pulitzer Prize, swept the Tonys, launched a score of major careers, and changed the way gay lives were represented in popular culture. Mike Nichols's 2003 HBO adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, and Mary-Louise Parker was itself a tour de force, winning Golden Globes and eleven Emmys, and introducing the play to an even wider public. This generation-defining classic continues to shock, move, and inspire viewers worldwide. Now, on the 25th anniversary of that Broadway premiere, Isaac Butler and Dan Kois offer the definitive account of Angels in America in the most fitting way possible: through oral history, the vibrant conversation and debate of actors (including Streep, Parker, Nathan Lane, and Jeffrey Wright), directors, producers, crew, and Kushner himself. Their intimate storytelling reveals the on- and offstage turmoil of the play's birth--a hard-won miracle beset by artistic roadblocks, technical disasters, and disputes both legal and creative. And historians and critics help to situate the play in the arc of American culture, from the staunch activism of the AIDS crisis through civil rights triumphs to our current era, whose politics are a dark echo of the Reagan '80s. Expanded from a popular Slate cover story and built from nearly 250 interviews, The World Only Spins Forward is both a rollicking theater saga and an uplifting testament to one of the great works of American art of the past century, from its gritty San Francisco premiere to its starry, much-anticipated Broadway revival in 2018.