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Angels in America book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In two full-length plays--Millennium Approaches and Perestroika-. Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is a two-part play by American After revealing the presence of a mystical book underneath the tile in Prior's kitchen, the Angel reveals to him that Heaven is a beautiful city that. by Tony Kushner (Author) Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes includes Part One, Millennium Approaches and Part Two, Perestroika. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’s film of Angels in America and for Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln.
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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. Millennium Approaches Angels in America: Perestroika Love! Helpmann Award for Best Play. Laurence Olivier Award for Best Revival. Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Why Marry?
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Susan Brown. Marianne Elliott. Tony Award for Best Original Score. Ian MacNeil and Edward Pierce. Best Costume Design in a Play. Best Lighting Design in a Play. Revival of a Play. Music in a Play. Outstanding Puppet Design. Outer Critics Circle Award. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Angels in America: Millennium Approaches. You need to break the two parts up over the course of a weekend, probably.
And it might be the first and it might be the only gay epic ever written. And this is why it's one of the most important books I've read. Luckily it's also one of the best. Its project is a tough one: Introduce angels to the scene and try to humanize everyone no matter how villainous they might act.
More than its length, AiA is magnificent for the honest way it goes about compassion. Hannah, the mother of the closeted Mormon, becomes at the end of the play a New Yorker in looks and all, amiable friends with a gaggle of gays without having gone all haggy about it.
She is able to make this change because she knows herself, and her selfhood is as strong as her faith. She's in the end a kind of hero. I will always remember Prior's final lines, will let them ring in my head long after I've forgotten everything else. He's talking to the audience: More Life.
See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant Because this is written as a screenplay, I wasn't really sure how I would like it. I struggled with the beginning, being unfamiliar with the simplicity that a screenplay can give. But after a while, I felt more connected with the characters, despite not being able to hear their thoughts.
Kushner was able to convey t See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant Because this is written as a screenplay, I wasn't really sure how I would like it. Kushner was able to convey thoughtful and diverse characters with just how they spoke and how they interacted with others. We got to know each separate character not by their thoughts on events, but on how they reacted to them Lou reacting to Prior's illness, Joe reacting to Harper's addiction and I found that very telling.
I thought Prior's side of the story was very. I really didn't understand the point to the Angels, nor Prior's inclusion. It just seemed like it was weird for the sake of being weird, to draw attention rather than make sense. While I really loved the story and the overall message of it, I felt like it could have been conveyed in a better way. That didn't stop me from loving the majority of the characters but fuck Roy and loving how they all did their part in the story.
Final Rating: I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked this play, so as I write this review I'm in the middle of watching the HBO performance of it which I highly recommend!
While I wasn't the biggest fan of the fantastical portions of this play, I really enjoyed everything else. I do have to say that I'm not the biggest fan of the agoraphobic rep. Would I Recommend? Although it deals with very heavy topics, I felt that there was a good balance between the heavy details and the scenes when Prior adds in a little humor.
Comment if you of any that I missed!
Angels in America
May 16, Jana rated it really liked it Shelves: I started reading the play but the dvd was due back at the library so I watched it. Then when I went back to reading, my mental images were completely taken over and I was reading what I had seen.
I loved the dvd. But wish I could have experienced it unbiased by excellent actors and a filmed production. The play is heartbreaking, but has humor as well. The religious aspects were fascinating to me, as one who grew up Mormon in Utah. And it is probably the best depiction of s culture and AID I started reading the play but the dvd was due back at the library so I watched it.
And it is probably the best depiction of s culture and AIDS one could experience. Some day I may remove all stars from my reviews! I find it exceptionally challenging to write about this play. Partly because I've never read anything like it before a "Gay Fantasia on National Themes" and partly because I feel like the play is dealing with so many themes at once in such a short space that it becomes overwhelming.
The most explicit theme is sexuality. There are two characters in the play who are struggling to deal with the fact that they are gay.
One married with a woman Mormon man, and another ruthless lawyer who refuses I find it exceptionally challenging to write about this play.
One married with a woman Mormon man, and another ruthless lawyer who refuses to admit that he is gay, and instead labels himself as a "heterosexual man who enjoys having sex with men. It's set in , and AIDS is another thing the book deals with. Within the first 50 pages, two characters will have gotten the disease. Themes that naturally follow from this are things like dealing with the disease, dealing with loss; life, death, and so on and so forth. Another major theme is politics, and perhaps especially identity politics.
There are harsh criticisms in the play of right-wing nuttery when it comes to homophobia, racism and other such bigoted things. A good play that I probably should re-read once my health is a bit better and my head is working optimally. To be honest, a lot of things eluded me here. The dialogue is at times strange too, and a lot of the political jabs seemed forced and unecessary. All that being said I enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who isn't a homophobic asshole.
My review and appreciation of the book may change in the coming weeks. I read this as part of my studies, and I will be having a lecture on this book soon.
Obviously my understanding of the book will change and thus also my thoughts about it. Oct 05, Paloma Meir rated it it was amazing. I love this play so much, I can't even talk about it. Words, words, so many beautiful words. I'm a Tony Kushner fan girl for life. Mar 09, Kristen rated it it was amazing Shelves: And I bless you: Every time I try to put my feelings about this play into words, I fail to come up with anything remotely coherent.
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What an incredible play. I first saw it on tour after its Broadway opening. Originally intended to be presented on two consecutive nights, I saw the first part on a Sunday afternoon matinee, and the second part that Sunday evening.
I was mesmerized. Is there a play that has been tinkered with more than this one? Having seen three productions and the HBO movie, none of them were exactly the same. Scenes were dropped, lines were added, and Angel acrobatics came and went. Regardless, it has never been less than fascinating to me. The gay perspective is its focus. The themes it explores impacts a much broader audience. As such, it is intriguing to read this today at a time when there is so much mistrust and antagonism among Americans.
A core element is that forgiveness can be extremely difficult That kind of hard forgiveness must occur if Love and Justice are ever to be reconciled. And that forgiveness is not only difficult for humans. The Angels have great difficulty with it, too.
This edition is the last published version of the play. It does point out changes that had been made including the text of two scenes that were dropped. It also provides the production history and commentary.
The strength is not only the brilliant writing, but also in exploring the human spirit when situations are unbelievably horrific. I have been moved by this play every time I've seen it or read it. It is a masterwork that I highly recommend. Kushner manages to capture the tension, fear, and tragedy of the AIDS epidemic with nuance, intelligence, imagination, and magic.
Angels in America is an astonishingly good read. Apr 15, Sarah Tittle rated it it was amazing. I'm not normally a reader of plays, so I was surprised when I sped through this work, which in this edition is actually 2 plays along with a new introduction and some very entertaining notes about staging.
I was living in NYC then, and virtually everyone I knew was touched by the disease in some way. And although homosexuality was much less accepted in that era than it is now, this play is still I'm not normally a reader of plays, so I was surprised when I sped through this work, which in this edition is actually 2 plays along with a new introduction and some very entertaining notes about staging.
And although homosexuality was much less accepted in that era than it is now, this play is still incredibly powerful and relevant. As Kushner says in his introduction, "The passing years have been equally if not more confirming of the plays'. And THAT is what this play is really about. Kushner seemed to have presaged our country's divisiveness. In this Trumpian era, it's very enlightening to get to know the infamous Roy Cohn as a closeted homosexual screaming with his last breath that he did not have AIDS while at the same time using his power to hoard bottles of the life-saving AZT drugs.
It's powerful to remember the connection between so many New Yorkers and the immigrant ancestors who escaped religious persecution to come to America. And it's also very interesting to view Mormons and Jews as having more in common than not. This is not a dark book, however.
It is supremely hopeful. And it is really, really funny. Kushner's characters, including the angel, are so tightly drawn. There's tons of clever word play and some of the passages are super long and wordy in a Philip Roth kind of way. I saw the first play, Millennium Approaches, in the s and I don't remember relishing the language as much as I did when reading this. Finally, both plays are being revived on Broadway right now. If you can get a ticket, go see them! But first, read the plays, so that you won't miss any word of this wondrous, hilarious, sad and hopeful masterpiece.
Plunged me back into s NY and it was interesting to think of the parallels between then and now in politics and society's general feeling of insecurity. I'm now watching the mini series which seems very true to the script. Excellent and very moving read which I'd recommend everyone to read or go see. Revolutionary writing about the start of the AIDs epidemic, but I wonder whether because it aims so hard, it becomes a little lost within itself.
I was thinking whether this deserved 5 stars, but feel that I would need to watch this play. It is a play that needs to be performed, but is so difficult to perform. Mar 27, Tatiana rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Seeing that "Angels in America" is a Pulitzer prize winner, I think I should conclude I am just not smart enough to get it.
I neither enjoyed this play nor understood it. I'll leave it at that. Reading challenge: Nov 18, Billy Jepma rated it it was amazing Shelves: In this world, there is a kind of painful progress.
Longing for what we've left behind, and dreaming ahead. Millenium Approaches, and Part Two: It's brash, profane, poetic, and often abstract, but I loved it. The characters are almost universally unlikable and irredeemably bad, selfish people, but it's in their selfishness "Nothing's lost forever. The characters are almost universally unlikable and irredeemably bad, selfish people, but it's in their selfishness and self-destruction that Kushner finds a deeply moving, human heart.
His cast of character are intricately tied together through a variety of clever plot twists and almost-real visions or dream sequences, but it works. You feel for these people, these often ugly and hurting people, and it's in their vulnerable brokenness that I as a reader grew to love them. The subtitle describes exactly what the play is all about: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.
Bear in mind, this play takes places in the mid 's: President Reagan was in office and the new Millennium is approaching, a time of uncertainty. Some call it an AIDS play, but it is much more than that. It's about love, betrayal, abandonment, religion, forgiveness, friendship, and the supernatural. The dialogue can be preachy, but that does not mean it's bad. Quite the opposite. It's pretty excellent.
Kushner's use of words are quite exquisite. Probably my favorite scene of this play occurs in part 2 of the play, when the character Harper is alone in the Mormon center, and she obtains advice about life from an interesting source. One of the top 3 gay and AIDS related films of all time The roster of star power is unmatched, really, while the direction by Mike Nichols is stellar!
Al Pacino has, in my opinion, delivered the absolute best performance of his career while filming this made-for-TV HBO film, while Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson have outdone themselves as they each play different roles in the same movie Of outstanding quality was also Patrick Wilson's performance who masterfully managed to walk the line mixing good looks with brilliant acting Of course, all this cinematic marvel would have never taken place if it hadn't been for Tony Kushner's brilliant script!
This film, projected in two parts, is a must-see for everyone out there Especially since it is somewhat based on real events and characters This one is. I do picture the original table read, with the actors loving the words they are going to get to speak, and all the tech folks in the outer circle gasping at the outrageous technical demands of one stage direction after another.
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