Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
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... show more
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, 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
Publish date: November 1st 2003
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Angels in America
Funny how things go. Four years ago, I just couldn't push myself to read these plays. And now I've just breezed through them in a fascinated haze, barely able to put the book down when it was time to do something else. I can't really explain it, why and how it made me react in a such a way.It's not ...
this is one of the greatest things ever written.
I have no words to describe how much I adore this play. I may do a full review once I'm done with my research on the play for my course but all I can say to describe the play is wow.