Angels in America A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Angels in America  A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
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Author: Tony Kushner
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781559367691
Release: 2014-01-16
Editor: Theatre Communications Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A revised and complete edition of this modern classic, featuring a new foreword from author Tony Kushner.

The World Only Spins Forward

The World Only Spins Forward
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Author: Isaac Butler,Dan Kois
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781635571776
Release: 2018-02-13
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

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"Marvelous . . . A vital book about how to make political art that offers lasting solace in times of great trouble, and wisdom to audiences in the years that follow."- Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR A STONEWALL BOOK AWARDS HONOR BOOK The oral history of Angels in America, as told by the artists who created it and the audiences forever changed by it--a moving account of the AIDS era, essential queer history, and an exuberant backstage tale. When Tony Kushner's Angels in America hit Broadway in 1993, it won the Pulitzer Prize, swept the Tonys, launched a score of major careers, and changed the way gay lives were represented in popular culture. Mike Nichols's 2003 HBO adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, and Mary-Louise Parker was itself a tour de force, winning Golden Globes and eleven Emmys, and introducing the play to an even wider public. This generation-defining classic continues to shock, move, and inspire viewers worldwide. Now, on the 25th anniversary of that Broadway premiere, Isaac Butler and Dan Kois offer the definitive account of Angels in America in the most fitting way possible: through oral history, the vibrant conversation and debate of actors (including Streep, Parker, Nathan Lane, and Jeffrey Wright), directors, producers, crew, and Kushner himself. Their intimate storytelling reveals the on- and offstage turmoil of the play's birth--a hard-won miracle beset by artistic roadblocks, technical disasters, and disputes both legal and creative. And historians and critics help to situate the play in the arc of American culture, from the staunch activism of the AIDS crisis through civil rights triumphs to our current era, whose politics are a dark echo of the Reagan '80s. Expanded from a popular Slate cover story and built from nearly 250 interviews, The World Only Spins Forward is both a rollicking theater saga and an uplifting testament to one of the great works of American art of the past century, from its gritty San Francisco premiere to its starry, much-anticipated Broadway revival in 2018.

Angels in America

Angels in America
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Author: Tony Kushner
Pages: 312
ISBN: 1848426313
Release: 2017-04-13
Editor: Unknown

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America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. This edition, published alongside the major revival at the National Theatre in 2017, contains both plays, Part One: Millennium Approaches, and Part Two: Perestroika.

Approaching the Millennium

Approaching the Millennium
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Author: Deborah R. Geis,Steven F. Kruger
Pages: 306
ISBN: 0472066234
Release: 1997
Editor: University of Michigan Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Leading critics, scholars, and theater practictioners consider the most talked-about play of the 1990s

Angels in America

Angels in America
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Author: Tony Kushner
Pages: 289
ISBN: 1559362316
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Dramatizes the effects of AIDS on the United States through the experiences of lawyer Roy Cohn, a Mormon couple, and a young man called Prior Walter.

Angels in America

Angels in America
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Author: Tony Kushner
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1974805204
Release: 2013-12-24
Editor: Unknown

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Angels in America Part One

Angels in America  Part One
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Author: Professor Tony Kushner
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0881456519
Release: 2017-01-18
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"ANGELS IN AMERICA has proved to be a watershed drama, the most lyrical and ambitious augury of an era since Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie." John Lahr, The New Yorker "The most influential American play of the last two decades." Patrick Healy, The New York Times "Daring and dazzling! The most ambitious American play of our time: an epic that ranges from earth to heaven; focuses on politics, sex and religion; transports us to Washington, the Kremlin, the South Bronx, Salt Lake City and Antarctica; deals with Jews, Mormons, WASPs, blacks; switches between realism and fantasy, from the tragedy of AIDS to the camp comedy of drag queens to the death or at least absconding of God." Jack Kroll, Newsweek "The greatest American play of the waning years of the twentieth century." Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

Tony Kushner s Angels in America

Tony Kushner s Angels in America
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Author: Ken Nielsen
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9781441159465
Release: 2013-08-05
Editor: A&C Black

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Angels in America paved a new way for American theatre in its combination of heightened theatricality and politics. Tony Kushner has emerged as one of the American theatre's leading playwrights and productions worldwide have meant that the play has been recognized as the most important American play in decades. With the scope of the characters' sexual, class and religious affiliations in the play, Angels in America offers a unique possibility to discuss the construction of American identity in the late 1980s and 1990s. This guide provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the play, giving students an overview of the background and context; detailed analysis of the play including its structure, style and characters; analysis of key production issues and choices; an overview of the performance history from the first performances of Millennium Approaches and Perestroika to recent productions and the 2003 HBO adaptation; and an annotated guide to further reading highlighting key critical approaches.

A Meditation from Angels in America

A Meditation from Angels in America
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Author: Tony Kushner,Charles Rue Woods
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0062512242
Release: 1994
Editor: Harpercollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An inspired Christmas gift to the gay community--a gorgeous keepsake rendition of the poignant closing words from Broadway's Tony Award-winning Angels in America. Royalties will be donated to HIV/AIDS organizations. A free-standing 8-panel full-color card.

Angels in America Part Two

Angels in America  Part Two
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Author: Professor Tony Kushner
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0881456527
Release: 2017-01-18
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"ANGELS IN AMERICA has proved to be a watershed drama, the most lyrical and ambitious augury of an era since Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie." John Lahr, The New Yorker "The most influential American play of the last two decades." Patrick Healy, The New York Times "Daring and dazzling! The most ambitious American play of our time: an epic that ranges from earth to heaven; focuses on politics, sex and religion; transports us to Washington, the Kremlin, the South Bronx, Salt Lake City and Antarctica; deals with Jews, Mormons, WASPs, blacks; switches between realism and fantasy, from the tragedy of AIDS to the camp comedy of drag queens to the death or at least absconding of God." Jack Kroll, Newsweek "The greatest American play of the waning years of the twentieth century." Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

Angels in America Perestroika

Angels in America  Perestroika
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Author: Tony Kushner
Pages: 158
ISBN: UOM:39015031714507
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown

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Angels in America

Angels in America
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Author: Tony Kushner
Pages: 333
ISBN: 1559363959
Release: 2014-01-07
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes includes Part One, Millennium Approaches and Part Two, Perestroika "Glorious. A monumental, subversive, altogether remarkable masterwork...Details of specific catastrophes may have changed since this Reagan-era AIDS epic won the Pulitzer and the Tony, but the real cosmic and human obsessions--power, religion, sex, responsibility, the future of the world--are as perilous, yet as falling-down funny, as ever.” -Linda Winer, Newsday "A vast, miraculous play... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting... a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama." - Frank Rich, New York Times "A victory for theater, for the transforming power of the imagination to turn devastation into beauty." - John Lahr, New Yorker "An enormously impressive work of the imagination and intellect, a towering example of what theater stretched to its full potential can achieve.” -Philadelphia Inquirer "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 "Some playwrights want to change the world. Some want to revolutionize theater. Tony Kushner is that rarity of rarities: a writer who has the promise to do both.” -New York Times 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. Tony Kushner’s plays include Angels in America; Hydriotaphia, or the Death of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, adapted from the play by Pierre Cornelle; Slavs!; A Bright Room Called Day; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’s film of Angels in America and for Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln. His books include The Art of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the Present; Brundibar, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon. Among many honors, Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, two Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. He lives in Manhattan with his husband, Mark Harris.

The Canadian Stage Company Performance

The Canadian Stage Company Performance
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Author: Tony Kushner
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1077990213
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown

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Angels in America

Angels in America
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Author: Antony Robin Jeremy Kushner
Pages: 119
ISBN: 1559360607
Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown

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The Soul of America

The Soul of America
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Author: Jon Meacham
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780399589836
Release: 2018-05-08
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The Christian Science Monitor • Southern Living Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the “better angels of our nature” have repeatedly won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and illuminating the courage of such influential citizen activists as Martin Luther King, Jr., early suffragettes Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt, civil rights pioneers Rosa Parks and John Lewis, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Army-McCarthy hearings lawyer Joseph N. Welch, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history. He writes about the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the birth of the Lost Cause; the backlash against immigrants in the First World War and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s; the fight for women’s rights; the demagoguery of Huey Long and Father Coughlin and the isolationist work of America First in the years before World War II; the anti-Communist witch-hunts led by Senator Joseph McCarthy; and Lyndon Johnson’s crusade against Jim Crow. Each of these dramatic hours in our national life have been shaped by the contest to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear—a struggle that continues even now. While the American story has not always—or even often—been heroic, we have been sustained by a belief in progress even in the gloomiest of times. In this inspiring book, Meacham reassures us, “The good news is that we have come through such darkness before”—as, time and again, Lincoln’s better angels have found a way to prevail. Praise for The Soul of America “Brilliant, fascinating, timely . . . With compelling narratives of past eras of strife and disenchantment, Meacham offers wisdom for our own time.”—Walter Isaacson “Gripping and inspiring, The Soul of America is Jon Meacham’s declaration of his faith in America.”—Newsday “Meacham gives readers a long-term perspective on American history and a reason to believe the soul of America is ultimately one of kindness and caring, not rancor and paranoia.”—USA Today

Angels in the American Theater

Angels in the American Theater
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Author: Melanie Blood,Theresa M COLLINS,Alexis GREENE,David A. Crespy,Dan Friedman,Bruce Kirle,Jeffrey Eric Jenkins
Pages: 314
ISBN: 0809327473
Release: 2007
Editor: SIU Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Composed of sixteen essays and fifteen illustrations, Angels in the American Theater explores not only how donors became angels but also their backgrounds, motivations, policies, limitations, support, and successes and failures.

A Bright Room Called Day

A Bright Room Called Day
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Author: Tony Kushner
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781559366038
Release: 1994-05-01
Editor: Theatre Communications Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America comes this powerful portrayal of individual dissolution and resolution in the face of political catastrophe. “It’s brash, audacious and...intoxicatingly visionary.”—Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune

Angels in the Architecture

Angels in the Architecture
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Author: Heidi Johnson
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9780814332122
Release: 2004-02
Editor: Wayne State University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An intimate photographic journey into 115 years of history inside a nineteenth-century asylum.

Angels in the ER

Angels in the ER
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Author: Robert D. Lesslie
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780736931205
Release: 2008-08-01
Editor: Harvest House Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Twenty-five years in the ER could become a résumé for despair, but for bestselling author Dr. Robert D. Lesslie, it's a foundation for inspiring stories of everyday "angels"—friends, nurses, doctors, patients, and even strangers who offer love, help, and support in the midst of trouble. "The ER is a difficult and challenging place to be. Yet the same pressures and stresses that make this place so challenging also provide an opportunity to experience some of life's greatest wonders and mysteries." Dr. Lesslie illuminates messages of hope while sharing fast-paced, captivating stories about discovering lessons from the ER frontline watching everyday miracles unfold holding on to faith during tragedy and triumph embracing the healing balm of hope For anyone who enjoys true stories of the wonders of the human spirit, this immensely popular book is a reminder that hope can turn emergencies into opportunities and trials into demonstrations of God's grace.

The World Only Spins Forward

The World Only Spins Forward
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Author: Isaac Butler,Dan Kois
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781635572988
Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When Tony Kushner's Angels in America hit Broadway in 1993, it won the Pulitzer Prize, swept the Tonys, and changed the way gay lives were represented in popular culture. Mike Nichols's 2003 HBO adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, and Mary-Louise Parker was itself a tour de force, introducing the play to an even wider public. The World Only Spins Forward offers a riveting account of Angels in America through oral history: the vibrant conversation and debate of actors (including Streep, Parker, Nathan Lane, and Jeffrey Wright), directors, producers, crew, and Kushner himself. Their intimate storytelling reveals the on- and offstage turmoil of the play's birth, while historians and critics situate the play in the arc of American culture, from the staunch activism of the AIDS crisis through civil rights triumphs to our current era. Now updated with new interviews from backstage at the history-making Broadway revival that marked the play's twenty-fifth anniversary, The World Only Spins Forward is both a rollicking theatre saga and an uplifting testament to one of the great works of American art of the past century.