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Approaching the millennium : essays on Angels in America

Author: Deborah R Geis; Steven F Kruger
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1997.
Series: Theater--theory/text/performance.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tony Kushner's epic play Angels in America has been one of the most successful theatrical phenomena of recent years, playing to full houses in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Frankfurt and touring North America and Asia. In Approaching the Millennium: Essays on Angels in America, prominent critics and theorists analyze diverse aspects of the play, exploring such themes as its treatment of American  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Approaching the millennium.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c1997
(OCoLC)645881848
Named Person: Tony Kushner; Tony (Schriftsteller) Kushner
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah R Geis; Steven F Kruger
ISBN: 0472096230 9780472096237 0472066234 9780472066230
OCLC Number: 37398059
Description: viii, 306 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ambivalence, utopia, and a queer sort of materialism : how Angels in America reconstructs the nation / David Savran --
November 1, 1992 : AIDS/Angels in America / David Román --
Heavenquake : queer anagogies in Kushner's America / James Miller --
Strange angel : the pinklisting of Roy Cohn / Michael Cadden --
The vehicle of democracy : fantasies toward a [queer] nation / Ron Scapp --
When girls collide : considering race in Angels in America / Framji Minwalla --
Wrestling with angels : a jewish fantasia / Alisa Solomon --
Prior to the Normans : The Anglo-Saxons in Angels in America / Allen J. Frantzen --
Identity and conversion in Angels in America / Steven F. Kruger --
Angels in America : the millennium and postmodern memory / Stanton B. Garner Jr. --
Flying the angel of history / Martin Harries --
"The delicate ecology of your delusions" : insanity, theatricality, and the thresholds of revelation in Kushner's Angels in America / Deborah R. Geis --
Design for Angels in America : envisioning the millennium / Arnold Aronson --
On filming Angels : an interview / Robert Altman --
Notes on Angels in America as American epic theater / Janelle Reinelt --
"Dramaturging" the dialectic : Brecht, Benjamin, and Declan Donnellan's production of Angels in America / Art Borreca --
Representing sex on the British stage : the importance of Angels in America / Nicholas de Jongh --
"Free[ing] the erotic angels" : performing liberation in the 1970s and 1990s / Gregory W. Bredbeck.
Series Title: Theater--theory/text/performance.
Responsibility: Deborah R. Geis and Steven F. Kruger, editors.
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