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Tony Kushner's plays include the prize-wining, long-running Angels in America Parts One and Two and the musical, Caroline, or Change. Other works include Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness (incl. Slavs!), A Bright Room Called Day, Homebody/Kabul and his adaptation of Corneille's The Illusion. He has also written Widows with Ariel Dorfman and adapted the classic Yiddish tale, A Dybbuk with Joachim Neugroschel.

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Angels In America Part One: Millennium Approaches
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Angels In America Part One: Millennium Approaches

Tony Kushner
 
Angels in America is a magnificent epic for our times. Subtitled 'A Gay Fantasia on National Themes', it explores sexual, racial, religious, political and social issues confronting America during the Reagan years, as the AIDS epidemic spreads. 

Prior, visited by ghosts of his ancestors and abandoned by his lover after his diagnosis with AIDS, is wondering if he is still sane when the angels select him to be their prophet. Powerbroker Roy Cohn also has the virus - but he believes that only the powerless can have that particular illness, and so kicks back against his diagnosis.

In the 'melting pot where nothing melted' of modern America, the nation's reaction to the sickness – and its sufferers – is laid bare.

Review
Angels in America is a landmark not just among AIDS plays or gay dramas but in American theatre...It establishes Kushner as the most important American playwright to emerge since David Mamet -  Village Voice

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Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-156-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika
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Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika

Tony Kushner
 

Angels in America is a magnificent epic for our times. Subtitled 'A Gay Fantasia on National Themes', it explores sexual, racial, religious, political and social issues confronting America during the Reagan years, as the AIDS epidemic spreads. Premiered by the Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1992, and the National Theatre, London, in 1993.

Part Two: Perestroika picks up the stories of Prior and Cohn from Part One. Prior, overwhelmed by the responsibilities of 'prophet' placed on him by the angels, wishes that they would leave him alone. Cohn, now dying from the virus, continues to manipulate the system from his hospital bed. But who is left to look after them now? And does anyone still care?

With a climax as bittersweet as it is beautiful, we are left wondering who the real angels are in a disparate world.

Review
A vision of America at large, pulsating with energy and appetites in the shadow of history and the sense of oncoming disaster -  Independent on Sunday

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Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-255-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Angels in America Parts One and Two
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Angels in America Parts One and Two

Tony Kushner
 
Available for the first time in one volume, the two parts of Tony Kushner's masterpiece together constitute ' the finest drama of our time, speaking to us of an entire era of life and death as no other play within memory. In its sweep and imagination, it defines the collapse of a moral universe during the Reagan years in an unforgettable way, transcending its specific time in the richness of its portrait of an America Lost, perhaps to be regained... It's a pretty funny play, too. How we still need it! It ranks as nothing less than one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century' - John Heilpern, New York Observer

Featuring: Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika.


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Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-85459-982-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness
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Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness

Tony Kushner
 

A collection of essays, poems, a prayer and a play from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America.

Play – Slavs! ‘Hilarious and heartbreaking, Chaplinesque and Chekhovian a harrowing critique of the state of our (dis)union.’ Village Voice

Essays – American Things; Fick Oder Kaputt!; A Socialism of the Skin (Liberation, Honey!); With a Little Help from My Friends; Some Questions About Tolerance; Copious, Gigantic, Sane; On Pretentiousness.

Poems – An Epithalamion; The Second Month of Mourning and  A Prayer.

Review
'Extraordinary compendium... Kushner is drunk on ideas, on language, on the possibility of changing the world.'  Larry Kramer


Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-228-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB