Homebody/Kabul: Final Revised Version by Tony Kushner

By Tony Kushner

“Mr. Kushner’s wonderful area of expertise is in giving theatrical lifestyles to inner issues of view, during which our innovations meld with a character’s wayward speculations or fantasies... He makes the non-public and the common, the trivial and the cosmic come at the same time to existence in one character’s bewilderment.” –Ben Brantley, long island Times

“An outstanding play…a deeply felt, expansively ruminative drama.” –Paul Taylor, Independent (London)

“What a dinner party of a play. No playwright within the English language has a better ardour for language than Kushner. And to this Kushner provides that infrequent caliber in American theater, a craving to head past family tales and into the good international of political fight. incredible. It retains us thinking.” –Richard Christiansen, Chicago Tribune

“This eerily well timed paintings approximately Afghanistan is comparably spell binding and mournful, great and intimate, emotionally beneficiant and stylistically fabulist, wildly verbal, politically revolutionary and scarily good informed.” –Linda Winer, Newsday

In Homebody/Kabul, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, writer of Angels in America, has became his penetrating gaze to the sector of world politics to create this suspenseful portrait of a perilous collision among cultures. Written earlier than 9-11, Homebody/Kabul premiered in ny in December 2001 and has had hugely profitable productions in London, windfall, Seattle, Chicago and la. This model comprises the entire playwright's adjustments and is now the definitive model of the text.

Tony Kushner’s performs contain Angels in America; Hydriotaphia, or the dying of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, tailored from the play by way of Pierre Corneille; Slavs!; A vibrant Room known as Day; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The clever Homosexual’s advisor to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’s movie of Angels in America and for Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln. His books include The paintings of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the current; Brundibar, with illustrations by way of Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: innovative Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon.
Among many honors, Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, Tony Awards, 3 Obie Awards, night common Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg special Playwright Award. he's a member of the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he used to be provided a countrywide Medal of Arts via President Barack Obama. He lives in ny together with his husband, Mark Harris.

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