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Homebody/Kabul

Author: Tony Kushner
Publisher: New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Set in Kabul, this play examines current day Afghanistan, its history, its long long-tortured relationship with the West and its current complex political and humanitarian crisis. As the story unfolds the Homebody, a bored, emotionally imprisoned but wildly intellectual English woman, finds refuge and escape in the alternate world Afghanistan, which she exoticizes in her mind's eye with the help of an out-of-date  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Political plays
Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kushner, Tony.
Homebody/Kabul.
New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2002
(OCoLC)606753787
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Kushner
ISBN: 155936209X 9781559362092 0739425471 9780739425473
OCLC Number: 48958272
Description: ix, 151 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Tony Kushner ; with an afterword by the author.

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Set in Kabul, this play examines current day Afghanistan, its history, its long long-tortured relationship with the West and its current complex political and humanitarian crisis. As the story unfolds the Homebody, a bored, emotionally imprisoned but wildly intellectual English woman, finds refuge and escape in the alternate world Afghanistan, which she exoticizes in her mind's eye with the help of an out-of-date tourist guide book. Her mysterious disappearance prompts an ensuing search by her ineffectual husband and her emotionally detached daughter, who arrive in the foreign land unprepared for the adventures that await them. In their quest for truth and closure the lines between the real and the unreal, the political and the personal, the public and the private, the psychological and the sociological are intentionally blurred and artfully ambiguous. As in his previous work, Kushner's ability to provoke, entertain, reinvent and reconstitute language is nothing short of astonishing; with Homebody/Kabul, Kushner reaffirms his status as one of the most important and dynamic contemporary dramatists in the world.

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