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📒Rise Up ✍ Chris Jones

✏Book Title : Rise Up
✏Author : Chris Jones
✏Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
✏Release Date : 2018-11-15
✏Pages : 240
✏ISBN : 9781350071940
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Rise Up Book Summary : Penned by one of America's best-known daily theatre critics and organized chronologically, this lively and readable book tells the story of Broadway's renaissance from the darkest days of the AIDS crisis, via the disaster that was Spiderman: Turn off the Dark through the unparalleled financial, artistic and political success of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton. It is the story of the embrace of risk and substance. In so doing, Chris Jones makes the point that the theatre thrived by finally figuring out how to embrace the bold statement and insert itself into the national conversation - only to find out in 2016 that a hefty sector of the American public had not been listening to what it had to say. Chris Jones was in the theatres when and where it mattered. He takes readers from the moment when Tony Kushner's angel crashed (quite literally) through the ceiling of prejudice and religious intolerance to the triumph of Hamilton, with the coda of the Broadway cast addressing a new Republican vice-president from the stage. That complex performance - at once indicative of the theatre's new clout and its inability to fully change American society for the better - is the final scene of the book.

✏Book Title : The World Only Spins Forward
✏Author : Isaac Butler
✏Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
✏Release Date : 2018-02-13
✏Pages : 448
✏ISBN : 9781635571776
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The World Only Spins Forward Book Summary : "Marvelous . . . A vital book about how to make political art that offers lasting solace in times of great trouble, and wisdom to audiences in the years that follow."- Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR A STONEWALL BOOK AWARDS HONOR BOOK The oral history of Angels in America, as told by the artists who created it and the audiences forever changed by it--a moving account of the AIDS era, essential queer history, and an exuberant backstage tale. When Tony Kushner's Angels in America hit Broadway in 1993, it won the Pulitzer Prize, swept the Tonys, launched a score of major careers, and changed the way gay lives were represented in popular culture. Mike Nichols's 2003 HBO adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, and Mary-Louise Parker was itself a tour de force, winning Golden Globes and eleven Emmys, and introducing the play to an even wider public. This generation-defining classic continues to shock, move, and inspire viewers worldwide. Now, on the 25th anniversary of that Broadway premiere, Isaac Butler and Dan Kois offer the definitive account of Angels in America in the most fitting way possible: through oral history, the vibrant conversation and debate of actors (including Streep, Parker, Nathan Lane, and Jeffrey Wright), directors, producers, crew, and Kushner himself. Their intimate storytelling reveals the on- and offstage turmoil of the play's birth--a hard-won miracle beset by artistic roadblocks, technical disasters, and disputes both legal and creative. And historians and critics help to situate the play in the arc of American culture, from the staunch activism of the AIDS crisis through civil rights triumphs to our current era, whose politics are a dark echo of the Reagan '80s. Expanded from a popular Slate cover story and built from nearly 250 interviews, The World Only Spins Forward is both a rollicking theater saga and an uplifting testament to one of the great works of American art of the past century, from its gritty San Francisco premiere to its starry, much-anticipated Broadway revival in 2018.

📒Death Taxes ✍ Tony Kushner

✏Book Title : Death Taxes
✏Author : Tony Kushner
✏Publisher : Theatre Communications Grou
✏Release Date : 2000
✏Pages : 316
✏ISBN : 1559361565
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Death Taxes Book Summary : The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Angels in America" presents a major collection of short plays written over the past few yeas.

📒Slavs ✍ Tony Kushner

✏Book Title : Slavs
✏Author : Tony Kushner
✏Publisher : Broadway Play Pub
✏Release Date : 1996
✏Pages : 68
✏ISBN : 088145124X
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Slavs Book Summary : Cast size: medium.

📒The Good Person Of Szechwan ✍ Bertolt Brecht

✏Book Title : The Good Person of Szechwan
✏Author : Bertolt Brecht
✏Publisher : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
✏Release Date : 2012-03-15
✏Pages : 288
✏ISBN : 1408111500
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Good Person of Szechwan Book Summary : Brecht's parable of good and evil was first performed in 1943 and remains one of his most popular and frequently produced plays worldwide. This unique bilingual edition allows students to compare the original German text with a translation by one of the world's leading playwrights, Tony Kushner. Three gods come to earth hoping to discover one really good person. No one can be found until they meet Shen Te, a prostitute with a heart of gold. Rewarded by the gods, she gives up her profession and buys a tobacco shop but finds it is impossible to survive as a good person in a corrupt world without the support of her ruthless alter ego Shui Ta. The English translation by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner is original and accessible. Contemporary, lively language makes it the perfect English version to elucidate and compare with the original text. This edition also includes a critical introduction and commentary notes on particular words and phrases.

✏Book Title : Censorship of the American Theatre in the Twentieth Century
✏Author : John H. Houchin
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2003-06-26
✏Pages : 332
✏ISBN : 0521818192
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Censorship of the American Theatre in the Twentieth Century Book Summary : John Houchin explores the impact of censorship in twentieth-century American theatre. He argues that theatrical censorship coincides with significant challenges to religious, political and cultural traditions. Along with the well-known instance of the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1950s, other almost equally influential events shaped the course of the American stage during the century. The book is arranged in chronological order. It provides a summary of censorship in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America and then analyses key political and theatrical events between 1900 and 2000. These include a discussion of the 1913 riot after the Abbey Theatre touring produdtion of Playboy of the Western World; protests against Clifford Odet's Waiting for Lefty, performed by militant workers during the Depression; and reactions to the recent play Angels in America.

✏Book Title : Ethics of Literary Forms in Contemporary American Literature
✏Author : Rüdiger Heinze
✏Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
✏Release Date : 2005
✏Pages : 189
✏ISBN : 3825885364
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Ethics of Literary Forms in Contemporary American Literature Book Summary : This work links ethics and the formal arrangement of literary texts. It shows that specific formal techniques and devices and the overall form of literary texts always have an ethical dimension and beg certain ethical questions. Covering the three main genres of narrative, drama and poetry, the discussion addresses aspects of syntax, line breaks, mise-en-scene and narrative situation as well as the table of contents, list of characters and chapter structure in six texts by contemporary American authors (Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, Tony Kushner, Suzan-Lori Parks, John Ashbery and Jorie Graham).

📒Caroline Or Change ✍ Tony Kushner

✏Book Title : Caroline Or Change
✏Author : Tony Kushner
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2006
✏Pages : 127
✏ISBN : 1854599488
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Caroline Or Change Book Summary : Tony Kushner, author of the multi-award-winning Angels in America, sets this intimate story in turbulent times, addressing big questions about race and human rights, with a thrilling musical score by Jeanine Tesori.

📒In The Wake ✍ Lisa Kron

✏Book Title : In the Wake
✏Author : Lisa Kron
✏Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
✏Release Date : 2014-03-31
✏Pages : 108
✏ISBN : 9781559367295
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏In the Wake Book Summary : "Funny, moving, and undeniably sexy. The heady blend of smart dialogue and characters... makes it a candidate to be the Angels in America of the Bush II decade." —San Francisco Chronicle "Luminous... Kron marries vigorous political probing with pitch-perfect humor and heartache." -New Yorker "In the Wake is a serious and engrossing examination of a recent period in our history. It is a big, ambitious work." -New York Observer "Don't be surprised if Kron's resolute, maddening, emotionally distraught and very familiar characters are still rumbling around in your head like the after effects of an intense dream... An astute and challenging play that scrutinizes American history with laser-beam precision." -TimeOut New York On Thanksgiving Day, after the controversial 2000 election, political junkie Ellen gathers with family and friends in her cramped New York City apartment. Soon after, she experience an unexpected passionate encounter, and discovers that ideas about America and our own selves are not as fixed as they once seemed. Lisa Kron is the author of the book and lyrics to the musical Fun Home, and the plays Well and 2.5 Minute Ride, among others. She is a founding member of the award-winning theater group The Five Lesbian Brothers.

📒Knives And Angels ✍ Susan Bassnett

✏Book Title : Knives and Angels
✏Author : Susan Bassnett
✏Publisher : Zed Books
✏Release Date : 1990
✏Pages : 202
✏ISBN : 0862328756
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Knives and Angels Book Summary : This book offers insights into a range of major Latin American women writers whose works are only just beginning to be known by English-speaking readers.The majority of Latin American writers now well-known to the English-speaking world are men; this collection of essays from a wide range of nationalities, aims to redress the balance by instead focusing on women's writing.Included are chapters on the impact of critics such as Victoria Ocampo, who changes the face of the Latin American literary scene; on Chilean playwrights, Nicaraguan revolutionary poets, Columbian women's writing; interviews with the novelist Margo Glantz, and with the film director Maria Luisa Bemberg. Also features are studies of such novelists as the starkly realist Elena Poniatowska, and the lyrically surrealist Maria Luisa Bombal; and an essay on Clarice Lispector by her official English language translator.This collection offers a variety of approaches and aims to demonstrate the extraordinary power and vitality of women writers selected from a wide range of Latin American countries- Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, among others - whose works are attaining international recognition.This is a book for interested general readers, especially those concerned with women writers, as well as for literature students.