Angels in America A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Tony Kushner is that rarity of rarities: a writer who has the promise to do both.” -New York Times This new edition of Tony Kushner's masterpiece is published with the author's recent changes and a new introduction in celebration of the ...

Author: Tony Kushner

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781559367691

Category: Drama

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A revised and complete edition of this modern classic, featuring a new foreword from author Tony Kushner.

The Theater of Tony Kushner

Angels in America. A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. Part One: Millennium Approaches. London: National Theatre/Nick Hern, ... Approaches/ Angels in America. Part Two: Perestroika. Revised and Complete Edition/20th Anniversary Edition.

Author: James Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429675980

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Theater of Tony Kushner is a comprehensive portrait of the forty-year long career of dramatist Tony Kushner as playwright, screenwriter, essayist, and public intellectual and political activist. Following an introduction examining the influences of Kushner’s development as an artist, this updated second edition features individual chapters on his major plays, including A Bright Room Called Day, Hydriotaphia, or The Death of Dr. Browne, Angels in America, Slavs! Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness, Homebody/Kabul, Caroline, or Change, and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, along with chapters on Kushner’s adaptations, one-act plays, and screenplays, including his two Academy Award-nominated screenplays, Munich and Lincoln. A book for anyone interested in theater, film, literature, and the ways in which the past informs the present, this second edition of The Theater of Tony Kushner explores how his writings reflect key elements of American society, from politics and economics to race, gender, and spirituality, all with the hope of inspiring America to live up to its ideals.

Medieval Futurity

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition 20th Anniversary Edition. New York: Theatre Communications Group, Inc., 2013. Lenzen, Rolf. “'Altercatio Ganimedis et Helene': Kritische Edition mit ...

Author: Will Rogers

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501513978

Category: History

Page: 235

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This collection of essays asks contributors to take the capaciousness of the word "queer" to heart in order to think about what medieval queers would have looked like and how they may have existed on the margins and borders of dominant, normative sexuality and desire. The contributors work with recent trends in queer medieval studies, blending together modern concepts of sexuality and desire with the queer configurations of eroticism, desire, and materiality as they might have existed for medieval audiences.

Modern American Drama Playwriting in the 1990s

The Playwright's Voice: American Dramatists on Memory, Writing, and the Politics of Culture. ... Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition. 20th Anniversary Edition.

Author: Sharon Friedman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350153653

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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The Decades of Modern American Playwriting series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1930s to 2009 in eight volumes. Each volume equips readers with a detailed understanding of the context from which work emerged: an introduction considers life in the decade with a focus on domestic life and conditions, social changes, culture, media, technology, industry and political events; while a chapter on the theatre of the decade offers a wide-ranging and thorough survey of theatres, companies, dramatists, new movements and developments in response to the economic and political conditions of the day. The work of the four most prominent playwrights from the decade receives in-depth analysis and re-evaluation by a team of experts, together with commentary on their subsequent work and legacy. A final section brings together original documents such as interviews with the playwrights and with directors, drafts of play scenes, and other previously unpublished material. The major playwrights and their plays to receive in-depth coverage in this volume include: * Tony Kushner: Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part One and Part Two (1991), Slavs! Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness (1995) and A Dybbuk, or Between Two Worlds (1997); * Paula Vogel: Baltimore Waltz (1992), The Mineola Twins (1996) and How I Learned to Drive (1997); * Suzan-Lori Parks: The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World (1990), The America Play (1994) and Venus (1996); * Terrence McNally: Lips Together, Teeth Apart (1991), Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997) and Corpus Christi (1998).

Unlocking Orthodoxies for Inclusive Theologies

... A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. Revised and Completed ed. 20th Anniversary Edition. New York: Theater Communications Group, 2014. Kwok, Pui-lan. “Theology as a Sexual Act?” Feminist Theology 11, no. 2 (2003): 149–56. ———.

Author: Robert E. Shore-Goss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000025866

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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This book enters a new liminal space between the LGBTQ and denominational Christian communities. It simultaneously explores how those who identify as queer can find a home in church and how those leading welcoming, or indeed unwelcoming, congregations can better serve both communities. The primary argument is that queer inclusion must not merely mean an assimilation into existing heteronormative respectability and approval. Chapters are written by a diverse collection of Asian, Latin American, and U.S. theologians, religious studies scholars and activists. Each of them writes from their own social context to address the notion of LGBTQ alternative orthodoxies and praxes pertaining to God, the saints, failure of the church, queer eschatologies, and erotic economies. Engaging with issues that are not only faced by those in the theological academy, but also by clergy and congregants, the book addresses those impacted by a history of Christian hostility and violence who have become suspicious of attempts at "acceptance". It also sets out an encouragement for queer theologians and clergy think deeply about how they form communities where queer perspectives are proactively included. This is a forward-looking and positive vision of a more inclusive theology and ecclesiology. It will, therefore, appeal to scholars of Queer Theology and Religious Studies as well as practitioners seeking a fresh perspective on church and the LGBTQ community.

Tony Kushner in Conversation

The premier American playwright of this decade speaks out about art, sexuality, and social justice

Author: Tony Kushner

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472066617

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 286

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The premier American playwright of this decade speaks out about art, sexuality, and social justice

New York Magazine

At Carnegie Hall, the original 1932 version of Cole Porter's Gay Divorce runs June 9-13. London imports scheduled to cross the Atlantic include the acclaimed Angels in America, billed as "a gay fantasia on national themes.





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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

We Europeans

Drawing upon historical, literary, cultural and anthropological approaches, this book examines the sources of cultural identity in Britain in the twentieth century, and how these were shaped through the influences of family, education, and ...

Author: Antony Robin Jeremy Kushner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:39015060622639

Category: History

Page: 281

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Drawing upon historical, literary, cultural and anthropological approaches, this book examines the sources of cultural identity in Britain in the twentieth century, and how these were shaped through the influences of family, education, and everyday 'high' and 'low' culture. The examination focuses on the archives of the British social-anthropological organization Mass-Observation, and is the first detailed history of it to be published. Founded in the 1930s by poets, psychoanalysts, surrealists, and sociologists, among others, the purpose of the organization was to create an anthropology of the British people by the 'natives' themselves, through the use of diaries, directives and special surveys.

Gender ed Identities

Kidd, Kenneth. “Introduction: Lesbian/Gay Literature for Children and Young Adults.” Children's Literature Association Quarterly 23.2 (1998): 114–19, p. 114. Kushner, Tony. Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.

Author: Tricia Clasen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317430711

Category: Literary Criticism

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This volume brings together diverse, cross-disciplinary scholarly voices to examine gender construction in children's and young adult literature. It complements and updates the scholarship in the field by creating a rich, cohesive examination of core questions around gender and sexuality in classic and contemporary texts. By providing an expansive treatment of gender and sexuality across genres, eras, and national literature, the collection explores how readers encounter unorthodox as well as traditional notions of gender. It begins with essays exploring how children's and YA literature construct communities formed by gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and in face-to-face and virtual spaces. Section II's central focus is how gendered identities are formed, unpacking how texts for young readers ranging from Amish youth periodicals to the blockbuster Divergent series trace, reproduce, and shape gendered identity socialization. In section III, the essential literary function of translating trauma into narrative is addressed in classics like Anne of Green Gables and Pollyanna, as well as more recent works. Section IV's focus on sexuality and romance encompasses fiction and nonfiction works, examining how children's and young adult literature can serve as a regressive, progressive, and transgressive site for construction meaning about sex and romance. Last, Section IV offers new readings of paratextual features in literature for children -- from the classic tale of Cinderella to contemporary illustrated novels. The key achievement of this volume is providing an updated range of multidisciplinary and methodologically diverse analyses of critically and commercially successful texts, contributing to the scholarship on children's and YA literature; gender, sexuality, and women's studies; and a range of other disciplines.