Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner

By Tony Kushner

HBO motion pictures will current Angels in America, directed via Mike Nichols from Tony Kushner’s personal model of his Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in the USA: A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes. The awesome forged positive factors Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, James Cromwell, Michael Gambon and Simon Callow.

Angels in America is among the such a lot extraordinary and celebrated performs of our time. Over 350,000 copies were offered in paperback given that their unique e-book in 1993.

Praise for the play:

"Angels in the US is the broadest, inner most, such a lot looking American play of our time."—Jack Kroll, Newsweek

"A huge, astonishing play . . . provocative, witty and deeply provoking . . . a looking and radical rethinking of Ameri-can political drama."—Frank wealthy, The manhattan Times

"Something infrequent, risky and harrowing…a roman candle hurled right into a drawing room . . . "—Nicholas de Jongh, London night Standard

"Playful and profound, extravagantly theatrical and deeply non secular, witty, and compassionate, livid and exceptionally shrewdpermanent . . . It’s very unlikely to visualize a person captivated by means of the start now not wanting—needing—to return for the end."—Linda Winer, Newsday

"An drastically awesome paintings of the mind's eye and mind, a towering instance of what theatre stretched to its complete power can achieve."—Clifford A. Ridley, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Perestroika is a masterpiece."—John Lahr, New Yorker

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HARPER: YOU want JOE: YOU really to try? shouldn't listen to stuff like that. HARPER: Mormons can give blowjobs. JOE: Harper. HARPER (Imitating his tone): Joe. It was a little Jewish lady with a German accent. This is a good time. For me to make a baby. (Little pause. ) 33 ANGELS IN AMERICA HARPER: Then they went on to a program about holes in the ozone layer. Over Antarctica. Skin burns, birds go blind, icebergs melt. The world's coming to an end. Scene 6 First week of November. In the men's room of the offices of the Brooklyn Federal Court of Appeals; Louis is crying over the sink; Joe enters.

Oh God, I should fix myself up, I. . You have to go, you shouldn't be here . . you aren't even real. MR. LIES: Call me when you decide . . HARPER: GO! ) JOE: Buddy? Buddy? Sorry I'm late. I was just . . out. Walking. Are you mad? HARPER: I got a little anxious. JOE: Buddy kiss. ) 24 MILLENNIUM APPROACHES JOE: Nothing to get anxious about. So. So how'd you like to move to Washington? Scene 4 Same day. Louis and Prior outside the funeral home, sitting on a bench, both dressed in funereal finery, talking.

Said I need more time. HARPER: Not JOE: Mr. the job! Cohn, I talked to him on the phone, he said I had to hurry . . HARPER: Not JOE: But the . . I can't get you to talk sensibly about anything so . . HARPER: SHUT JOE: Then 42 UP! what? MILLENNIUM APPROACHES HARPER: Stick JOE: I to the subject. don't know what that is. You have something you want to ask me? Ask me. Go. HARPER: I JOE: I'm . . can't. I'm scared of you. tired, I'm going to bed. HARPER: Tell JOE: This me without making me ask. Please.

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