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By Tony Kushner

HBO movies will current Angels in America, directed by means of Mike Nichols from Tony Kushner’s personal variation of his Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in the US: A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes. The extraordinary forged positive aspects 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 likely one of the so much amazing and celebrated performs of our time. Over 350,000 copies were bought in paperback in view that their unique ebook in 1993.

Praise for the play:

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

"A large, surprising play . . . provocative, witty and deeply provoking . . . a looking out and radical rethinking of Ameri-can political drama."—Frank wealthy, The long island 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 non secular, witty, and compassionate, livid and enormously clever . . . It’s most unlikely to visualize a person captivated via the start no longer wanting—needing—to return for the end."—Linda Winer, Newsday

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

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

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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.

Reaganite? Lawyer? voted for Reagan. LOUIS: YOU did? JOE: Twice. LOUIS: Twice? JOE: Excuse Well, oh boy. A Gay Republican. me? LOUIS: Nothing. JOE: I'm not . . Forget it. LOUIS: Republican? Not Republican? Or . . JOE: What? LOUIS: What? JOE: Not gay. I'm not gay. LOUIS: Oh. Sorry. (Blows his nose loudly) It's just . . JOE: Yes? LOUIS: Well, sometimes you can tell from the way a person sounds that ... I mean you sound like a . . JOE: NO I don't. Like what? LOUIS: Like a Republican. (Little pause.

PRIOR: Oooh. Cemetery fun. Don't want to miss that. LOUIS: It's an old Jewish custom to express love. Here, Grandma, have a shovelful. Latecomers run the risk of finding the grave completely filled. She was pretty crazy. She was up there in that home for ten years, talking to herself. I never visited. She looked too much like my mother. PRIOR (Hugs him): Poor Louis. I'm sorry your grandma is dead. LOUIS: Tiny little coffin, huh? Sorry I didn't introduce you to. I always get so closety at these family things.

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