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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
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Tony Kushner's plays include A Bright Room Called Day and Slavs!; as well as adaptations of Corneille's The Illusion, Ansky's The Dybbuk, Brecht's The Good Person of Szecguan and Goethe's Stella. Current projects include: Henry Box Brown or The Mirror of Slavery; and two musical plays: St. Cecilia or The Power of Music and Caroline or Change. His collaboration with Maurice Sendak on an American version of the children's opera, Brundibar, appeared in book form Fall 2003. Kushner grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and he lives in New York.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 158 pages
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group; First Edition edition (November 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1559360739
  • ISBN-13: 978-1559360739
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tony Kushner's plays include A Bright Room Called Day and Slavs!; as well as adaptations of Corneille's The Illusion, Ansky's The Dybbuk, Brecht's The Good Person of Szecguan and Goethe's Stella. Current projects include: Henry Box Brown or The Mirror of Slavery; and two musical plays: St. Cecilia or The Power of Music and Caroline or Change. His collaboration with Maurice Sendak on an American version of the children's opera, Brundibar, appeared in book form Fall 2003. Kushner grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and he lives in New York.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By FrKurt Messick HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on July 15, 2003
Format: Library Binding
If you haven't yet read it, please read the prequel to this play, `Angels in America, Pt. 1: Millennium Approaches' prior to this one. The staging is a bit different, similar in style (rapid scene changes, minimalist set, etc.) but it starts out with the wreckage from the Angel's entry in the previous play.
Kushner described this play as a comedy, but I cannot see it that way. Except for irony and dark humour (perhaps akin to the idea of the Human Comedy, in which nothing is really funny) almost ever movement in the play is serious. And yet, in the face of death, what can be serious?
Roy Cohn is on his deathbed in the hospital, and receives prayers and rebuke from Ethel Rosenberg. Harper is gloriously insane in many ways with a Valium addiction, having lost Joe to a male lover. Harper lives with Hannah, Joe's mother now ensconced in New York City.
Louis and Prior struggle to come to terms, although Prior knows that Louis has met up with Joe. Cohn learns of Joe's marriage break-up and the cause, and throws a fit.
Oh yes, did I fail to mention the drag-queen-turned-nurse named Belize (a stage name) who attends both Cohn in the hospital and Prior at home?
There are extended scenes of Prior and the Angel, exchanging information, stories, prophecies. Back in the days when the supply of AZT was almost non-existent, Cohn manages to get some via his connexions, and Belize manages to get some away from him for Prior. Later, after Cohn dies, he steals the rest of the supply, but not before calling Louis in to recite the Kaddish in thanks for the `gift'. Of course, Louis doesn't want to.
`I'm not saying any ... Kaddish for him. The drugs OK, sure, fine, but no... way am I praying for him.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 19, 1999
Format: Paperback
Tony Kushner has an interesting way of showing his audience how reality isn't really fun at all. He walks us through the lives of a group of people in which they all know each other somewhere along the line. Tragedy has struck a gay couple...AIDS. Prior contracted aids, hence, his boyfriend decided to leave him. Joe is a married man who is in the closet about being gay, whereas, his wife Harper is an agoraphobic addicted to valium. Life isn't very simple among this group. Kushner somehow makes this story somewhat beautiful. As Prior is dying, Kushner has this Angel come and comfort him. He shows his audience how one may deal with such issues. He sends the message that when things go wrong, stay strong and follow your heart, and everything will turn out okay. Some of the characters in Angels in America changed throughout the story, which made things all the more interesting. For instance, I first perceived Joe as this sweet, original, money making husband. I eventually realized that he was different than what I thought. He turned out to be a confused, gay, and sometimes weak person.
Overall, I think Kushner did a wonderful job in writing this book. There were plenty of times where I found myself to not be able to put down the book. It was very creative, truthful, loving, sad, hopeful, tragic, and powerful. I know that Tony Kushner is an excellent writer just because he can smoothly combine all of those emotions into one story, and make it sound good. Angels in America is an excellent novel, and I would recommend it to anyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 2, 1999
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Tony Kushner's two part play, Angels In America, although confusing at times, enthrals the reader to the point that he or she cannot put the book down. The graphic nature of the book is somewhat grotesque yet it attracted me and left me wanting to read more. Kushner's power of great detail is an eye opening experience that made me realize and understand that life isn't always what it seems to be. Many of the characters appear to be working their way up to the American dream but in actuality, their dishonesty and inability to openly admit their true sexual feelings turns this wonderful dream into a hellish nightmare. Kushner does an excellent job of keeping the reader interested to the fullest extent, but some methods he uses, at times, were somewhat unclear and confusing. The constant split scenes and references to previous parts of the book made me keep turning back to earlier sections of the play. I had to re-read these sections and page ahead to where I last left off in order to fully comprehend Kushner's main point. He made the play very entertaining to me by adding an element of fantasy. The character Prior is visited by an angel, and two ancestors. Harper is constantly being taken from place to place by her imaginary friend Mr. Lies. Overall I found that Kushner possess the ability to keep the reader in tune at all times, an ability many writers do not have.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 2, 1999
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Tony Kushner's two part play, Angels In America, although confusing at times, enthrals the reader to the point that he or she cannot put the book down. The graphic nature of the book is somewhat grotesque yet it attracted me and left me wanting to read more. Kushner's power of great detail is an eye opening experience that made me realize and understand that life isn't always what it seems to be. Many of the characters appear to be working their way up to the American dream but in actuality, their dishonesty and inability to openly admit their true sexual feelings turns this wonderful dream into a hellish nightmare. Kushner does an excellent job of keeping the reader interested to the fullest extent, but some methods he uses, at times, were somewhat unclear and confusing. The constant split scenes and references to previous parts of the book made me keep turning back to earlier sections of the play. I had to re-read these sections and page ahead to where I last left off in order to fully comprehend Kushner's main point. He made the play very entertaining to me by adding an element of fantasy. The character Prior is visited by an angel, and two ancestors. Harper is constantly being taken from place to place by her imaginary friend Mr. Lies. Overall I found that Kushner possess the ability to keep the reader in tune at all times, an ability many writers do not have.
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