That Tony Kushner’s new play, “Homebody/Kabul,” which is set in London and Kabul and takes place mostly in , shortly before and shortly. Most American dramatists look inwards. Tony Kushner has always gazed outwards. And not the least remarkable fact about Homebody/Kabul. In Homebody/Kabul, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, has turned his penetrating gaze to the arena of global politics .
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Mar 08, Claire S marked it as to-read Shelves: I experienced no notable emotion during or after the reading of this play.
Play Description Darwin and Jo Smith, nomebody their seventeen-year-old son, Ronnie, seem to be the typical Middle American conservative family. The ‘us v them’ dichotomy or eastern and western cultures, and the complexities of the Afghan culture.
It could be a play about culture, relationships, ethics, a political argument.
Want to Read saving…. All must be corrupted. The rhapsodic, virtuosic monologue comprising Act 1, Scene 1 is about as well-woven a piece of scenework as I’ve ever read, and I am grateful that Kushner chose to extend the piece beyond A wordy, brainy, mysterious and heartfelt play that looks at the sociopolitical tensions of colonization and exoticization through the lens of family dysfunction. Write a customer review.
Just Not My Cup of Tea. How do we homeboey serve our country?
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And the language, the use of language, absolutely beautiful. You really have to stay in your toes in order to understand what’s going on. A Curtain Raising and Brundibar: She may be still alive and secretly married to a Muslim.
While this is not perfection nor genius, there is some good material here and Kushner’s work deserves the readers it gets. And to this Kushner adds that rare quality in American theater, a yearning to go beyond domestic stories and into the great world of political struggle.
How has the mighty British empire fallen! Ronnie is a high school baseball standout with big league aspirations. Tony Kushner is an award-winning American playwright most famous for his play Angels in Americafor which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. In he wrote the screenplay for Spielberg’s movie Lincoln.
In a telling exchange between Priscilla and the Tajik poet, she apologizes for her trouble: It seemed like Kushner was just showing off his extensive knowledge of intricate language. And it’s cool, he’s coming here to Minneapolis to open his next work, pretty awesome.
And oh my God.
The story that spoke the most to me was Priscilla going into Afghanistan to find her mother who is thought to be dead. Part historical primer in this respect its appeal is somewhat compromised by the wealth and jabul exposure of recent reportingpart travelogue dittothe play is an exploration of the combustible clash of postmodern Western culture and the gnarled accretions of religious, political and social tradition jomebody the region.
At times it grabbed my interest more than I thought it would. Do I keep everything as it is?
A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. And I’m a Kushner fan. He started off sympathetic, and homeobdy turned quirky, and then we started to see his layers. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. THE GABRIELS trilogy chronicles a hoomebody in the life of a neighboring family who reunite in real time at three different points across to celebrate, remember, and wait for the world to change. I almost said “This is ridiculous” and put it way.
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There were so many stories to be told that a director could have a really fun time with it. Juliet Wittman is an investigative reporter and critic with a passion for theater, literature, social justice and food.
Just a moment while we sign you in to hoebody Goodreads account. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. My favorite parts about the story was how juicy it was.