Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches

By Tony Kushner

Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches
Paperback, 204 pages Online Price:
ISBN: 9781854591562
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 1st February 1992
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Category: Modern drama (post-1945)

Series: NHB Modern Plays

First Staged: Eureka Theatre Company, USA 1991; National Theatre, London 1992

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On Stage at:
National Theatre, London
From Tue 11th Apr 2017 to Sat 19th Aug 2017

The two-part Angels in America is an epic drama set during the Reagan years in America - now recognised as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
Winner of the
Evening Standard Best Play Award

Prior, visited by ghosts of his ancestors and abandoned by his lover after his diagnosis with AIDS, is wondering if he is still sane when the angels select him to be their prophet. Powerbroker Roy Cohn also has the virus - but he believes that only the powerless can have that particular illness, and so kicks back against his diagnosis.

In the 'melting pot where nothing melted' of modern America, the nation's reaction to the sickness – and its sufferers – is laid bare.

Also published by NHB: Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika and a single-volume edition Angels in America: Parts One & Two.

'One of the greatest plays of the 20th century'

- New York Observer

'The most ambitious American play of our time'

- Newsweek

'A vast, miraculous play, a true millennial work of art'

- New York Times

'A victory for the theatre, for the transforming power of the imagination to turn devastation into beauty'

- The New Yorker

'Something dark, rare and harrowing has erupted upon the London stage'

- Evening Standard

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