A Bright Room Called Day

A Bright Room Called Day

by Tony Kushner
     
 

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America comes this powerful portrayal of individual dissolution and resolution in the face of political catastrophe.

“It’s brash, audacious and...intoxicatingly visionary.”—Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America comes this powerful portrayal of individual dissolution and resolution in the face of political catastrophe.

“It’s brash, audacious and...intoxicatingly visionary.”—Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune

Editorial Reviews

Jack Helbig
Even if Tony Kushner had not penned the prizewinning, epic gay fantasia, "Angels in America", this earlier work would guarantee him a place in the pantheon of noteworthy living playwrights. Set in the dying days of Weimar Germany among a group of left-wing activists who slowly realize they are losing to the Nazis, the play is, like "Angels", a genre-defying mixture of literate comedy, serious drama, and political-philosophical meditation. Again as in "Angels", Kushner's remarkable eye for telling personal quirks and his ear for believable dialogue guarantee that every character, even the most minor, comes off as a fully realized, living, breathing entity. Further, the play is as compelling on the page as on the stage. It is based on the rather immature notion that the rise of Reagan and company parallels the rise of the Nazis, but happily, Kushner the artist outstrips Kushner the heavy-handed polemicist; the play easily transcends such simpleminded political thinking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559366038
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
05/01/1994
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
404,317
File size:
347 KB

Meet the Author

Tony Kushner's plays include A Bright Room Called Day and Slavs!; as well as adaptations of Corneille's The Illusion, Ansky's The Dybbuk, Brecht's The Good Person of Szecguan and Goethe's Stella. Current projects include: Henry Box Brown or The Mirror of Slavery; and two musical plays: St. Cecilia or The Power of Music and Caroline or Change. His collaboration with Maurice Sendak on an American version of the children's opera, Brundibar, appeared in book form Fall 2003. Kushner grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and he lives in New York.

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