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Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
Part One, Millennium Approaches
Part Two, Perestroika

"A vast, miraculous play... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting... a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama." - Frank Rich, New York Times

"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

"A victory for theater, for the transforming power of the imagination to turn devastation into beauty." - John Lahr, New Yorker

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

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.
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
Part One, Millennium Approaches
Part Two, Perestroika

"A vast, miraculous play... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting... a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama." - Frank Rich, New York Times

"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

"A victory for theater, for the transforming power of the imagination to turn devastation into beauty." - John Lahr, New Yorker

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

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.
Product Details
Hardcover (304 pages)
Published: January 7, 2014
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Imprint: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559363952
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    Wandering Stars

    Wandering Stars
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