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Angels in America: Part Two - Perestroika

Angels in America: Part Two - Perestroika
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Tony Kushner
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 158
Pub. Date: 1993
ISBN-10: 1559360739
ISBN-13: 9781559360739

About the Book:

Angels in America was one of Royal National Theatre of Britain's top 100 plays of the 20th century.

Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as Drama Desk and Tony awards for Best Play.

The second half of Tony Kushner's extraordinary epic Angels in America, Perestroika steers the characters introduced in Millennium Approaches from the opportunistic 1980s to a new sense of community in the 1990s.

In the second part of Tony Kushner's epic tale of AIDS, homosexuality and religion in 1980s New York, the plague of the illness worsens, relationships fall apart as new ones form, and unexpected friendships take form.

Spanning the Reagan-Bush years, this groundbreaking two-part epic weaves the lives of fictional and historical characters into a feverish web of social, political and sexual revelations.

What people say:

"Perestroika is a masterpiece." — New Yorker

"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. In its sweep and imagination, it defines the collapse of a moral universe during the Reagan years in an unforgettable way, transcending its specific time in the richness of its portrait of an America Lost, perhaps to be regained." — New York Observer

"Angels in America is the broadest, deepest, most searching American play of our time." — Newsweek

"A vast, miraculous play… provocative, witty and deeply upsetting… a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama." — The New York Times

"Something rare, dangerous and harrowing… a roman candle hurled into a drawing room…." — London Evening Standard

"Playful and profound, extravagantly theatrical and deeply spiritual, witty, and compassionate, furious and incredibly smart… It’s impossible to imagine anyone captivated by the beginning not wanting-needing-to go back for the end." — Newsday

"An enormously impressive work of the imagination and intellect, a towering example of what theatre stretched to its full potential can achieve." — Philadelphia Inquirer

About the Playwright:

Tony Kushner is best known for the two-part masterwork, Angels in America, produced by HBO as a 6-hour television event, directed by Mike Nichols to universal acclaim. His other plays include Homebody/Kabul, A Bright Room Called Day and Slavs!; as well as adaptations of Corneilles The Illusion, Ansky’s The Dybbuk, Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechuan and Goethe’s Stella. He grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and he lives in New York.

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