Angels in America by Tony Kushner


I saw the National Theatre Live productions of Millennium Approaches and Perestroika in a local cinema (last year, I think).  I had seen them done by Dallas theater groups in years past, but the NTL was something else again.  The cast, the sets!

What does this have to do with Summer Reading?  The National Theatre released this year an audiobook recording of their Angels in America, with stage directions added.  I loved listening to it again.  I could see it, just as it was done, in my mind’s eye–spooling out to match the words.

If you are an Angels in America fan, I highly recommend this!  I know I’ll check it out of the library again.

3 comments on “Angels in America by Tony Kushner”

  1. I really know nothing about it but love this idea of an audiobook that includes stage directions. What a boon for the theater obsessive among us.

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  2. I saw the complete Angels In America when it played in NYC. It was so powerful. About that same time I was volunteering with our local AIDS Project; the AIDS crisis was at it’s peak. So many people suffered and died. There are two series on Netflix right now that reflect those times–Pose and New Tales of the City. I read part of the Tales of the City series by Armistead Maupin years ago. I loved the books that I read, and did not know he kept adding to the series up to 2014. I think I’ll go back and take a new look at the series.

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    1. It would have been wonderful to see it in New York, Barbara. It’s simply a masterpiece. Thank you for volunteering.


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