The same masterful writing that won Kushner the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Millenneum Approaches (Part 1 of Angels, Theatre Communications Grp., 1993) is carried forward here. Capable of being understood as a self-contained play, Perestroika continues from the final scene of Millenneum, wherein an angel had crashed through the ceiling of young Prior's apartment. One is shocked, moved, touched, and saddened yet ultimately uplifted by this delightful story involving the angel, Prior, and six other mortal characters. Kushner uses his humor and wit to show the harshness, fear, and sadness that surrounds anyone touched by AIDS. Prior's closing statement, spoken to the audience, speaks for this play as well: "This disease will be the end of many of us, but not nearly all, and the dead will be commemorated and will struggle on with the living, and we are not going away. We won't die secret deaths anymore. The world only spins forward. We will be citizens. The time has come. Bye now. You are fabulous creatures, each and every one." Essential for contemporary drama collections.
H. Robert Malinowsky, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago
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Part one and two are just so amazing. Angels In America is one of the best works of its time. Kushner really did it and I'm so glad my professor introduced me to this book.Published on August 10, 2013 by Gabriela Billini
Delivered in a timely fashion, in great condition, and definitely saved me a bunch on school books.Published on August 20, 2010 by collegebound
Tony Kushner, Angels in America: Perestroika (Theatre Communications Group, 1993)
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I read this playbook without having seen the play, which I usual don't do, but this one just kept me hooked from start to finish.Published on July 21, 2003 by The Pie Maker
If one had to choose the ten best or most influnetial plays of the 1990's, Tony Kishner's Angels In America: The Milleniun Approaches and Perestroika would be on the list. Read morePublished on April 23, 2000 by Arkaan Semere
Amazing. A perfect ending. I find this to be the epitomy of excellent playwrighting. If you have any interest in becoming more well-read, please read this two-part series. Read morePublished on December 16, 1999 by "sarah_the_princess"
This book does a great job at showing that people have the same desires and fears no matter how different they are on the outside. Read morePublished on February 24, 1999