Angles in America.ppt - Production Investigate History...

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Production HistoryInvestigate Themes of Angels in AmericaReview theatricalismPull out how Angels in America functions as a non-realist play
A.) New York CityB.) Salt Lake CityC.) Antarctica (in dream b/c she’s on Vallium)D.) Australia
A.) The fluB.) Nothing. He is perfectly healthy.C.) CancerD.) M.S.
A)LouisB)Prior’s ancestorsC)Ethel RosenburgD)Joe
Kushner commissioned in 1990 at the Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles)World premiere 1991 at Eureka Theatre Company (San Francisco)Part II, Perestroika, developed during Millennium Approachesfirst runTony awards (1993 and 1994)Pulitzer (1993)Revived Broadway (2010)
What is a fantasia?Dictionary/Disney definition: A musical composition that is based on several familiar tunes Also: A work composed of different forms or styles (like realism and non-realism)For Kushner: blend between intimacy and spectaclHow is Angels a typeof fantasia?YouTube clip final scene, weird, angel comes through ceilingWhat theatrical forms do we see in this scene?Realism?Theatricalism- characters say what they normally thinkCould the content of the play be a fantasia?
HIV/AIDS in the 1980sFirst case diagnosed in 1981Reagan says AIDS in 1987Reagan admin.

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