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The Resource The world only spins forward : the ascent of Angels in America, Isaac Butler and Dan Kois

The world only spins forward : the ascent of Angels in America, Isaac Butler and Dan Kois

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The world only spins forward : the ascent of Angels in America
Title
The world only spins forward
Title remainder
the ascent of Angels in America
Statement of responsibility
Isaac Butler and Dan Kois
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Language
eng
Summary
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. --from Amazon.com
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10622126
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Butler, Isaac
Dewey number
812/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Kois, Dan
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  • Kushner, Tony
  • Kushner, Tony
  • Kushner, Tony
  • AIDS (Disease) in literature
  • Gay men in literature
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the ascent of Angels in America
Label
The world only spins forward : the ascent of Angels in America, Isaac Butler and Dan Kois
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn990837091
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
437 pages
Isbn
9781635571769
Lccn
2018003632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)990837091
Label
The world only spins forward : the ascent of Angels in America, Isaac Butler and Dan Kois
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn990837091
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
437 pages
Isbn
9781635571769
Lccn
2018003632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)990837091

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