Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes - download pdf or read online

By Tony Kushner

ISBN-10: 1559362316

ISBN-13: 9781559362313

HBO movies will current Angels in America, directed by means of Mike Nichols from Tony Kushner’s personal version of his Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in the US: A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes. The extraordinary solid beneficial properties 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 without doubt one of the such a lot notable and celebrated performs of our time. Over 350,000 copies were bought in paperback considering their unique ebook in 1993.

Praise for the play:

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

"A large, fabulous play . . . provocative, witty and deeply frightening . . . a looking out and radical rethinking of Ameri-can political drama."—Frank wealthy, The long island 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 religious, witty, and compassionate, livid and tremendously shrewdpermanent . . . It’s very unlikely to visualize a person captivated via the start no longer wanting—needing—to return for the end."—Linda Winer, Newsday

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

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

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I'm not safe here you see. Things aren't right with me. Weird stuff happens . . MR. LIES: Like? HARPER: Well, like you, for instance. Just appearing. Or last week . . well never mind. People are like planets, you need a thick skin. Things 23 ANGELS IN AMERICA get to me, Joe stays away and now. . Well look. My dreams are talking back to me. MR. LIES: It's the price of roodessness. Motion sickness. The only cure: to keep moving. HARPER: I'm undecided. I feel . . that somethings going to give.

Homosexuals are not men who sleep with other men. Homosexuals are men who in fifteen years of trying cannot get a pissant antidiscrimination bill through City Council. Homosexuals are men who know nobody and who nobody knows. Who have zero clout. Does this sound like me, Henry? HENRY: No. ROY: No. I have clout. A lot. I can pick up this phone, punch fifteen numbers, and you know who will be on the other end in under five minutes, Henry? HENRY: The President. ROY: Even better, Henry. His wife. HENRY: I'm impressed.

HARPER: NO, no, not that, that's Utah talk, Mormon talk, I hate it, Joe, tell me, say it . . JOE: All I will say is that I am a very good man who has worked very hard to become good and you want to destroy that. You want to destroy me, but I am not going to let you do that. ) HARPER: I'm going to have a baby. JOE: Liar. HARPER: You liar. A baby born addicted to pills. A baby who does not dream but who hallucinates, who stares up at us with big mirror eyes and who does not know who we are. ) JOE: Are you really .

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