Angels in America

Angels in America
Author: Tony Kushner
Publsiher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Total Pages: 158
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angels in America Book Excerpt:

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

Angels in America A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Angels in America  A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
Author: Tony Kushner
Publsiher: Theatre Communications Group
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-01-16
ISBN: 1559367695
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes includes Part One, Millennium Approaches and Part Two, Perestroika “Glorious. A monumental, subversive, altogether remarkable masterwork…Details of specific catastrophes may have changed since this Reagan-era AIDS epic won the Pulitzer and the Tony, but the real cosmic and human obsessions—power, religion, sex, responsibility, the future of the world—are as perilous, yet as falling-down funny, as ever.” –Linda Winer, Newsday "A vast, miraculous play... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting... a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama." - Frank Rich, New York Times "A victory for theater, for the transforming power of the imagination to turn devastation into beauty." - John Lahr, New Yorker “An enormously impressive work of the imagination and intellect, a towering example of what theater stretched to its full potential can achieve.” -Philadelphia Inquirer "Angels in America is the finest drama of our time, speaking to us of an entire era of life and death as no other play within memory. It ranks as nothing less than one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century." - John Heilpern, New York Observer “Some playwrights want to change the world. Some want to revolutionize theater. Tony Kushner is that rarity of rarities: a writer who has the promise to do both.” -New York Times This new edition of Tony Kushner's masterpiece is published with the author's recent changes and a new introduction in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of its original production. One of the most honored American plays in history, Angels in America was awarded two Tony Awards for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It was made into an Emmy Award-winning HBO film directed by Mike Nichols. This two-part epic, subtitled "A Gay Fantasia on National Themes," has received hundreds of performances worldwide in more than twenty-six languages. Tony Kushner’s plays include Angels in America; Hydriotaphia, or the Death of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, adapted from the play by Pierre Cornelle; Slavs!; A Bright Room Called Day; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’s film of Angels in America and for Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln. His books include The Art of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the Present; Brundibar, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon. Among many honors, Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, two Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. He lives in Manhattan with his husband, Mark Harris.

Angels in America Millennium approaches

Angels in America  Millennium approaches
Author: Tony Kushner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 119
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angels in America Millennium approaches Book Excerpt:

Dramatizes the effects of AIDS on the United States through the experiences of lawyer Roy Cohn, a Morman couple, and a young man called Prior Walter

Tony Kushner s Angels in America

Tony Kushner s Angels in America
Author: Ken Nielsen
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2013-08-05
ISBN: 1441163689
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tony Kushner s Angels in America Book Excerpt:

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.

Approaching the Millennium

Approaching the Millennium
Author: Deborah R. Geis,Steven F. Kruger
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780472066230
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaching the Millennium Book Excerpt:

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

Angels in America Part One

Angels in America  Part One
Author: Professor Tony Kushner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-01-18
ISBN: 9780881456516
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angels in America Part One Book Excerpt:

"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

Angels in America Part Two

Angels in America  Part Two
Author: Professor Tony Kushner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-01-18
ISBN: 9780881456523
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angels in America Part Two Book Excerpt:

"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

Perestroika

Perestroika
Author: Tony Kushner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781559360739
Category: AIDS (Disease)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perestroika Book Excerpt:

The Notion of Progress in Kushner s Angels in America

The Notion of Progress in Kushner   s  Angels in America
Author: Sarah Wenzel
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 13
Release: 2019-06-07
ISBN: 3668954690
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Notion of Progress in Kushner s Angels in America Book Excerpt:

Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Würzburg (Philosophische Fakultät I), course: Race, Gender and Identity in Postmodern American Theater, language: English, abstract: How are Kushner ́s characters in "Angels in America" dealing with the new challenges in the changing postmodern world of the 1980s? Which position does the play take towards the ambivalence of progress? These questions are now to be analysed in the following term paper. Therefore the two positions contra and pro progress are closely examined and carefully weighed up against each other. Not to go beyond the scope of this term paper, only the main points of the notion of progress in "Angels in America" are worked out and exemplary substantiated. "[Y]our ambivalent about everything", Belize characterizes Louis suitably in one of their discussions about politics and society. As this quotation is linked to one character of Tony Kushner ́s "Angels in America", which consists of the two books called "Millenium Approaches" and "Perestroika", one could surely transfer this statement to the whole play. Ambivalence plays a main role within the drama and consequently throws up many significant questions. One of them deals with the notion of progress. Kushner takes up the theme of progress and throws light on its ambivalent character. Progress, especially in today ́s postmodern era, can be connected to something positive, considering the amount of knowledge and new technologies, which make life easier. Moreover personal progress implies strive for improvement, which is inherent in every human being. Nevertheless a progressing world is a world in which things are getting faster and often uncontrollable. Traditions and old values die, while individualisation and isolation grow, which leads to the rise of uncertainty.

A Study Guide for Tony Kushner s Angels in America

A Study Guide for Tony Kushner s  Angels in America
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 35
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1410339955
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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 by Tony Kushner

Angels in America by Tony Kushner
Author: Royal National Theatre (Great Britain)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 12
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Angels in America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angels in America by Tony Kushner Book Excerpt:

The Concept of Progress in Tony Kushner s Angels in America

The Concept of Progress in Tony Kushner s  Angels in America
Author: Amelie Meyer
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 17
Release: 2020-04-02
ISBN: 3346141799
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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 black homosexual friend who is also Roy’s nurse. Throughout the film, these characters come together in unexpected ways in an attempt to move out of their crises and transform themselves.

Human Sexuality

Human Sexuality
Author: Harold Bloom,Blake Hobby
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1438119178
Category: Sex (Psychology) in literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Sexuality Book Excerpt:

Provides an examination of the use of human sexuality in classic literary works.

Past Performance

Past Performance
Author: Roger Bechtel
Publsiher: Bucknell University Press
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780838756492
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Past Performance Book Excerpt:

In this age of overweening global capital and omnipresent electronic media, many critics have diagnosed Western culture as suffering from a kind of historical obliviousness, a mass inability to situate our lived experience within the temporal flow of past, present, and future that is history. Within this historically bankrupt culture, representations of history in whatever medium - cinema, television, print - most often become mere fashion, the quotation of past styles devoid of historical gravitas. Against this, Past Performance: American Theatre and the Historical Imagination argues that many contemporary American theatre and performance artists are not only developing innovative strategies for staging history, but helping us reimagine our relationship with the past.

The Canadian Stage Company Performance

The Canadian Stage Company Performance
Author: Tony Kushner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Canadian Stage Company Performance Book Excerpt:

Reader s Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies

Reader s Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies
Author: Timothy Murphy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 748
Release: 2013-10-18
ISBN: 113594234X
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reader s Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies Book Excerpt:

The Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies surveys the field in some 470 entries on individuals (Adrienne Rich); arts and cultural studies (Dance); ethics, religion, and philosophical issues (Monastic Traditions); historical figures, periods, and ideas (Germany between the World Wars); language, literature, and communication (British Drama); law and politics (Child Custody); medicine and biological sciences (Health and Illness); and psychology, social sciences, and education (Kinsey Report).

Angels in America

Angels in America
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angels in America Book Excerpt:

Reconceptualizing American Literary cultural Studies

Reconceptualizing American Literary cultural Studies
Author: Mary Jewett Gaiser Professor of English William E Cain
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 218
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780815323914
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconceptualizing American Literary cultural Studies Book Excerpt:

Twenty-nine collected essays represent a critical history of Shakespeare's play as text and as theater, beginning with Samuel Johnson in 1765, and ending with a review of the Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1991. The criticism centers on three aspects of the play: the love/friendship debate.

Mainstream AIDS Theatre the Media and Gay Civil Rights

Mainstream AIDS Theatre  the Media  and Gay Civil Rights
Author: Jacob Juntunen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2016-01-29
ISBN: 131737651X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mainstream AIDS Theatre the Media and Gay Civil Rights Book Excerpt:

This book demonstrates the political potential of mainstream theatre in the US at the end of the twentieth century, tracing ideological change over time in the reception of US mainstream plays taking HIV/AIDS as their topic from 1985 to 2000. This is the first study to combine the topics of the politics of performance, LGBT theatre, and mainstream theatre’s political potential, a juxtaposition that shows how radical ideas become mainstream, that is, how the dominant ideology changes. Using materialist semiotics and extensive archival research, Juntunen delineates the cultural history of four pivotal productions from that period—Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart (1985), Tony Kushner’s Angels in America (1992), Jonathan Larson’s Rent (1996), and Moises Kaufman’s The Laramie Project (2000). Examining the connection between AIDS, mainstream theatre, and the media reveals key systems at work in ideological change over time during a deadly epidemic whose effects changed the nation forever. Employing media theory alongside nationalism studies and utilizing dozens of reviews for each case study, the volume demonstrates that reviews are valuable evidence of how a production was hailed by society’s ideological gatekeepers. Mixing this new use of reviews alongside textual analysis and material study—such as the theaters’ locations, architectures, merchandise, program notes, and advertising—creates an uncommonly rich description of these productions and their ideological effects. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of theatre, politics, media studies, queer theory, and US history, and to those with an interest in gay civil rights, one of the most successful social movements of the late twentieth century.

The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature

The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature
Author: Steven R. Serafin,Alfred Bendixen
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 1305
Release: 2005-09-01
ISBN: 9780826417770
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature Book Excerpt:

More than ten years in the making, this comprehensive single-volume literary survey is for the student, scholar, and general reader. The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature represents a collaborative effort, involving 300 contributors from across the US and Canada. Composed of more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, this Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to the study and appreciation of American literature. A special feature is the topical article, of which there are 70.