RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 228196907 LA English T1 Tony Kushner's Angels in America A1 Nielsen, Ken., PB Continuum PP London; New York YR 2008 SN 9780826495044 0826495044 9780826495037 0826495036 AB "Angels in America paved a new way for American theatre in its combination of heightened theatricality and politics. Tony Kushner has emerged as one of the American theatre's leading playwrights and productions worldwide have meant the play has become recognised as the most important American play in decades. With the scope of characters' sexual, class and religious affiliations, Angels in America offers a unique possibility to discuss the construction of American identity in the late 1980s and 1990s. This guide provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the play, giving students an overview of the background and context; detailed analysis of the play including its structure, style and characters; analysis of key production issues and choices; overview of the performance history from the first performances of Millennium Approaches and Perestroika to recent productions and the 2003 HBO adaptation; and an annotated guide to further reading highlighting key critical approaches."--Publisher description.