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Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes : Part One: Millennium Approaches Part Two: Perestroika
Angels in America A Gay Fantasia on National Themes Part One Millennium Approaches Part Two Perestroika Author:Tony Kushner HBO Films will present Angels in America, directed by Mike Nichols from Tony Kushner_s own adaptation of his Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. The remarkable cast features Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson,... more » James Cromwell, Michael Gambon and Simon Callow.
Angels in America is one of the most remarkable and celebrated plays of our time. Over 350,000 copies have been sold in paperback since their original publication in 1993.
Praise for the play:
"Angels in America is the broadest, deepest, most searching American play of our time."_Jack Kroll, Newsweek
"A vast, miraculous play . . . provocative, witty and deeply upsetting . . . a searching and radical rethinking of Ameri-can political drama."_Frank Rich, The New York Times
"Something rare, dangerous and harrowing_a roman candle hurled into a drawing room . . . "_Nicholas de Jongh, 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."_Linda Winer, Newsday
"An enormously impressive work of the imagination and intellect, a towering example of what theatre stretched to its full potential can achieve."_Clifford A. Ridley, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Perestroika is a masterpiece."_John Lahr, New Yorker« less
I read this for class and it was just the most astounding thing ever. Bitingly incisive, uproariously funny, painful, and just brilliant playwriting. It's no wonder this is considered one of the greatest plays written in modern times. Read this and then watch the HBO miniseries.