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By Tony Kushner

HBO movies will current Angels in America, directed through Mike Nichols from Tony Kushner’s personal edition of his Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in the US: A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes. The striking 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 likely one of the so much notable and celebrated performs of our time. Over 350,000 copies were offered in paperback for the reason that their unique book in 1993.

Praise for the play:

"Angels in the US is the broadest, inner most, so much looking out American play of our time."—Jack Kroll, Newsweek

"A great, striking play . . . provocative, witty and deeply frightening . . . a looking and radical rethinking of Ameri-can political drama."—Frank wealthy, The ny 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 exceptionally clever . . . It’s very unlikely to visualize an individual captivated by way of the start now not wanting—needing—to return for the end."—Linda Winer, Newsday

"An significantly awesome 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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PRIOR: Louis, Louis, please wake up, oh God. ) PRIOR: I think something horrible is wrong with me I can't breathe . . LOUIS (Starting to exit): I'm calling the ambulance. PRIOR: No, wait, I . . LOUIS: Wait? Are you fucking crazy? Oh God you're on fire, your head is on fire. PRIOR: It hurts, it hurts . . LOUIS: I'm calling the ambulance. PRIOR: I don't want to go to the hospital, I don't want to go to the hospital please let me lie here, just . . 53 ANGELS IN AMERICA LOUIS: No, no, God, Prior, stand up .

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. Joe knows he's being teased; Louis knows he knows.

HARPER: The world. Finite. Terribly, terribly. . Well. . This is the most depressing hallucination I've ever had. PRIOR: Apologies. HARPER: I do try to be amusing. Oh, well, don't apologize, you. I can't expect someone who's really sick to entertain me. PRIOR: HOW HARPER: on earth did you know . . Oh that happens. This is the very threshold of revelation sometimes. You can see things . . how sick you are. Do you see anything about me? PRIOR: Yes. HARPER: What? PRIOR: YOU are HARPER: amazingly unhappy.

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