By Tony Kushner
HBO motion pictures will current Angels in America, directed through 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 impressive solid good points 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 among the such a lot outstanding and celebrated performs of our time. Over 350,000 copies were bought in paperback on account that their unique booklet in 1993.
Praise for the play:
"Angels in the United States is the broadest, private, so much looking out American play of our time."—Jack Kroll, Newsweek
"A substantial, astonishing play . . . provocative, witty and deeply provoking . . . a looking out and radical rethinking of Ameri-can political drama."—Frank wealthy, The manhattan Times
"Something infrequent, harmful 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 most unlikely to visualize someone captivated through the start now not wanting—needing—to return for the end."—Linda Winer, Newsday
"An greatly striking paintings of the mind's eye and mind, a towering instance of what theatre stretched to its complete power can achieve."—Clifford A. Ridley, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Perestroika is a masterpiece."—John Lahr, New Yorker
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LOUIS: Yes. I'm his uh. EMILY: This must be hell for you. LOUIS: It is. Hell. The After Life. Which is not at all like a rainy afternoon in March, by the way, Prior. A lot more vivid than I'd expected. Dead leaves, but the crunchy kind. Sharp, dry air. The kind of long, luxurious dying feeling that breaks your heart. EMILY: Yeah, well we all get to break our hearts on this one. He seems like a nice guy. Cute. LOUIS: Not like this. Yes, he is. Was. Whatever. EMILY: Weird name. Prior Walter. " LOUIS: Lots of Walters before this one.
We can barely see her. Joe enters, but he doesn't turn on the lights. JOE: Why are you sitting in the dark? Turn on the light. HARPER: NO. I heard the sounds in the bedroom again. I know someone was in there. JOE: NO one was. HARPER: Maybe actually in the bed, under the covers with a knife. Oh, boy. Joe. I, um, I'm thinking of going away. By which I mean: I think I'm going off again. You . . you know what I mean? JOE: Please don't. Stay. We can fix it. I pray for that. This is my fault, but I can correct it.
I'm a Mormon. PRIOR: I'm a homosexual. HARPER: Oh! PRIOR: In In my church we don't believe in homosexuals. my church we don't believe in Mormons. HARPER: What church do . . oh! (She laughs) I get it. I don't understand this. If I didn't ever see you before and I don't think I did then I don't think you should be here, in this hallucination, because in my experience the mind, which is where hallucinations come from, shouldn't be able to make up anything that wasn't there to start with, that didn't enter it from experience, from the real world.
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner