Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches
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.
'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
1 Feb 1992Size: 198mm x 129mm
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