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Angels in America

Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals. (IMDb)

I realized the other day that I’ve never seen part two of this miniseries, only part one, even though I own it. 191 more words

Fear of Consequences

Martin: It’s the fear of what comes after the doing that makes the doing hard to do.

Roy: Amen.

Martin: But you can almost always live with the consequences.

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Joe: Life is full of horror; nobody escapes, nobody; save yourself. Whatever pulls on you, whatever needs from you, threatens you. Don’t be afraid; people are so afraid; don’t be afraid to live in the raw wind, naked, alone.

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Angels in America: a dystopia?

I really wouldn’t recommend reading “Angels in America”.  As I suspected the text is confusing. This confusion is caused by a lack of background and the introduction of scenes in which characters are supposed to speak over each other. 265 more words

Angels in America; Millenium Approaches

I am not a fan of reading theatre plays, with the exception of Shakespeare, who, in my opinion,  is utterly brilliant. (And yes I know this is a cliché but it is the truth.) Plays are scripts meant to be transformed into a play, they are not books. 238 more words

Sunday read: The miracle of 'Angels'

I remember Tony Kushner, though I seriously doubt he remembers me.

There’s no reason he should. In the summers of 1979 and 1980, I was one of many students at the… 325 more words


Ode to an Angel

It was nearing the end of 2003 when I saw the trailer for an HBO miniseries, starring Al Pacino and Meryl Streep. Such heavy weights in the acting world that I was convinced they would create a solar flare just by being in each others presence. 807 more words