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By Tony Kushner

HBO motion pictures will current Angels in America, directed via Mike Nichols from Tony Kushner’s personal model of his Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in the United States: A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes. The impressive solid positive factors 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 without doubt one of the such a lot extraordinary and celebrated performs of our time. Over 350,000 copies were bought in paperback on account that their unique ebook in 1993.

Praise for the play:

"Angels in the United States is the broadest, inner most, such a lot looking out American play of our time."—Jack Kroll, Newsweek

"A colossal, marvelous play . . . provocative, witty and deeply scary . . . a looking and radical rethinking of Ameri-can political drama."—Frank wealthy, The big apple Times

"Something infrequent, risky 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 clever . . . It’s very unlikely to visualize an individual captivated via the start no longer wanting—needing—to return for the end."—Linda Winer, Newsday

"An tremendously amazing paintings of the mind's eye and mind, a towering instance of what theatre stretched to its complete strength can achieve."—Clifford A. Ridley, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Perestroika is a masterpiece."—John Lahr, New Yorker

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There was a picture I'd look at twenty times every day: Jacob wrestles with the angel. I don't really remember the story, or why the wrestling—just the picture. Jacob is young and very strong. The angel is... a beautiful man, with golden hair and wings, of course. I still dream about it. Many nights. I'm. . It's me. In that struggle. Fierce, and unfair. The angel is not human, and it holds nothing back, so how 55 ANGELS IN AMERICA could anyone human win, what kind of a fight is that? It's not just.

HARPER: Except PRIOR: Except HARPER: Valium. Valium; in wee fistfuls. It's terrible. Mormons are not supposed to be ad- dicted to anything. 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.

You were at work this morning. There's something creepy about this place. Remember Rosemary's Baby} JOE: Rosemary's HARPER: Baby? Our apartment looks like that one. Wasn't that apart- ment in Brooklyn? JOE: NO, it was . . HARPER: Well, JOE: Then HARPER: it looked like this. It did. let's move. Georgetown's worse. The Exorcist was in George- town. JOE: The devil, everywhere you turn, huh, buddy. HARPER: Yeah. JOE: How Everywhere. many pills today, buddy? HARPER: None. One. Three. Only three. (Pointing at the coffin): Why are there just two little wooden pegs holding the lid down?

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