Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner is an American playwright and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993 for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.

Tony Kushner's other plays include A Bright Room Called Day; Hydriotaphia, or The Death of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, adapted from the play by Pierre Corneille; Slavs!; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures; and The Visit, adapted from the play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

His translations include S. Y. Ansky's The Dybbuk; Bertolt Brecht's The Good Person of Sezuan and Mother Courage and Her Children; and the libretto for Hans Krása and Adolf Hoffmeister's Brundibár, a children's opera for which he wrote a curtain-raiser, But the Giraffe!

He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols's film of Angels in America and for Steven Spielberg's Munich and Lincoln.

His books include The Art of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the Present; Brundibar, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon.

Among many honours, Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, two Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama.

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A Dybbuk and other tales of the supernatural

The classic Yiddish tale by S. Ansky, adapted by Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America, and Joachim Neugroschel.

A Bright Room Called Day

From the author of Angels in AmericaA Bright Room Called Day was Kushner's first major play. Written against the backdrop of Reagan's America, it is a powerful portrayal of individual resolution in the face of political catastrophe.

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The Illusion

An enchanting argument for the power of theatrical imagination over reality, The Illusion weaves obsession and caprice, romance and murder, fact and fiction, into an enticing exploration of the greatest illusion of all – love.

Death and Taxes: Hydriotaphia & Other Plays

A wide-ranging collection of work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America.

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Homebody/Kabul

The homebody of the title is a bored but highly intellectual Englishwoman who finds refuge and escape in the alternate world of Aghanistan, exoticised in her mind's eye with the help of an out-of-date guide book.

Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches

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

Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness (incl. Slavs!)

A collection of essays, poems, a prayer and a play from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America.

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Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika

The second part of Tony Kushner's acclaimed epic drama set during the Reagan years in America.

Widows

A smouldering political allegory about a political protest in a country ruled by a military junta. From the author of Death and the Maiden, written in collaboration with Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America.

Angels in America: Parts One & Two

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

Lincoln

The Screenplay

A revealing drama about a great American president, written by a great American playwright. Nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay.

Angels in America (new edition)

A magnificent, two-part epic drama set during the Reagan years in America - now recognised as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century.

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