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Kushner, Tony

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Most widely held works by Tony Kushner
Angels in America : a gay fantasia on national themes by Tony Kushner( Book )

61 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 4,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most anticipated new American play of the decade, this brilliant work is an emotional, poetic, political epic in two parts: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika. Spanning the years of the Reagan administration, it weaves the lives of fictional and historical characters into a feverish web of social, political, and sexual revelations
Lincoln by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

68 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th president's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country, and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come
Munich by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and German and held by 2,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1972 Olympics PLO terrorists kidnapped and murdered eleven Israeli athletes. After the tragic incident is over and several of the terrorists have gone free, the Israeli government of Golda Meir recruits Avner to lead a team of undercover agents to hunt down those responsible throughout Europe and eliminate them one-by-one. It is physically and emotionally messy work, and conflicts between Avner and his team's handler, Ephraim, over information Avner doesn't want to provide only make things more difficult. Soon the work starts to take its toll on Avner, especially as it becomes clear that he is being hunted in return, and that his family's safety may be in jeopardy
Angels in America by Mike Nichols( Visual )

35 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 2,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York
Collected plays, 1944-1961 by Arthur Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of some of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's most definitive works includes "All My Sons," "Death of a Salesman," "The Crucible," "A View from the Bridge," and five additional plays
A dybbuk by S An-Ski( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of the book features Tony Kushner's adaptation of The Dybbuk by S. Ansky from Joachim Neugroschel's translation, with an afterword by Harold Bloom. Considered by many to be the greatest Yiddish drama, The Dybuuk recounts the tale of a wealthy man's daughter who is possessed by the spirit of her dead beloved. Also included in this volume is a selection of stories translated into English for the first time by Joachim Neugroschel, illuminating different aspects of the Jewish mystical world, including possessions, transmigration, fairy tales, parables and miracles
The art of Maurice Sendak : 1980 to the present by Tony Kushner( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing Maurice Sendak's life and work from 1980 to the present, this illustrated volume is filled with projects in various mediums, both inside and outside the children's book arena
The illusion by Tony Kushner( )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freely adapted by playwright Tony Kushner, The Illusion triumphs as a thoroughly modern rendering of Pierre Corneille's neoclassical French comedy, L'Illusion Comique. Already a favorite of theatres throughout the country, this adaptation offers readers the exquisite wordplay, beguiling comedy and fierce intelligence found in all of Kushner's work. The Illusion follows a contrite father, Pridamant, seeking news of his prodigal son from the sorcerer Alcandre. The magician conjures three episodes from the young man's life. Inexplicably, each scene finds the boy in a slightly different world: names change, allegiances shift and fairy-tale simplicity evolves into elegant tragedy. Pridamant watches, enthralled by the boy's struggles, but only as the strange tale reaches its conclusion does the father confront the ultimate - and unexpected - truth about his son
Homebody/Kabul by Tony Kushner( Book )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Kabul, this play examines current day Afghanistan, its history, its long long-tortured relationship with the West and its current complex political and humanitarian crisis. As the story unfolds the Homebody, a bored, emotionally imprisoned but wildly intellectual English woman, finds refuge and escape in the alternate world Afghanistan, which she exoticizes in her mind's eye with the help of an out-of-date tourist guide book. Her mysterious disappearance prompts an ensuing search by her ineffectual husband and her emotionally detached daughter, who arrive in the foreign land unprepared for the adventures that await them. In their quest for truth and closure the lines between the real and the unreal, the political and the personal, the public and the private, the psychological and the sociological are intentionally blurred and artfully ambiguous. As in his previous work, Kushner's ability to provoke, entertain, reinvent and reconstitute language is nothing short of astonishing; with Homebody/Kabul, Kushner reaffirms his status as one of the most important and dynamic contemporary dramatists in the world
Death & taxes : Hydriotaphia, and other plays by Tony Kushner( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Angels in America" presents a major collection of short plays written over the past few yeas
Collected plays, 1964-1982 by Arthur Miller( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume--the second on The Library of America's definitive edition of the works of Arthur Miller--offers an unprecedented look at the extraordinary middle phase of an essential American dramatist. Here are fourteen plays, from Broadway hits to previously unpublished rarities, that trace Miller's evolving genius as he experimented with new forms and themes. Included are After the Fall, a tour de force exploration of guilt, responsibility, and history that shocked the public with its apparent depiction of Miller's life with Marilyn Monroe; Incident at Vichy, a devastating one-act dramatizing the roundup of Jews in Vichy, France; The Price, an intimate drama about two brothers and their inheritance, Miller's biggest commercial success since Death of a Salesman; The Archbishop's Ceiling, a tense and intricately plotted exploration of creativity and the Cold War; Playing for Time, a groundbreaking teleplay based on the story of the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz; and many more
A bright room called day by Tony Kushner( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play follows a group of political activists and artist who struggle to preserve themselves in 1930s Berlin as the Weimar Republic surrenders to fascism
Lincoln : the screenplay by Tony Kushner( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln : the screenplay, by Kushner, based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin's critically acclaimed Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, focuses on Lincoln's tumultuous final four months in office and his determination to pass the Thirteenth Amendment, outlawing slavery forever. --from inside jacket
Collected plays, 1987-2004 : with stage and radio plays of the 1930s & 40s by Arthur Miller( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Arthur Miller's centennial year, The Library of America and editor Tony Kushner present the final volume in the definitive collected edition of the essential American dramatist. Here are eleven masterful, haunting, funny, and provocative later plays, from the double-bill Danger: Memory (1987) to Finishing the Picture (2004), Miller’s final stage work, based loosely on events around the filming of The Misfits, in 1960, with Marilyn Monroe. In between, Miller revisits the perennially rich themes that define his work—the vagaries of fate and chance, the press of public events on private lives—with such plays as The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The Last Yankee, Broken Glass, Mr. Peters’ Connections, and Resurrection Blues. Also presented in the volume are the early play The Golden Years, about the conquest of Mexico, which Miller revised for its first production in 1987; several shorter one-act plays and never-before-published early works and radio plays; and a selection of Miller’s incisive prose reflections on his art, among them “On Screenwriting and Language” and “About Theatre Language""--amazon.com
Theater of war( Visual )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage and her children", and the political philosophies the play represents. Preparing for The Public Theater's 2006 production of Brecht's anti-war play, Meryl Streep allows a camera crew to document her rehearsal process and interest in the work. Moreover, the life and times of Brecht himself are followed, most notably the playwright's escape from Nazi Germany, subsequent exile, testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee, and his eventual return to the country where the play was first staged. Along with backstage scenes and discussion by theatre notables such as Tony Kushner and Streep's costar Kevin Kline, the documentary seeks to depict the history and inspirations underlying the play's themes
Gross indecency : the three trials of Oscar Wilde by Moisés Kaufman( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In April 1895 Oscar Wilde brought a libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of his youthful lover, who had publicly maligned him as a sodomite. In doing so, England's reigning man of letters set in motion a series of events that would culminate in his ruin and imprisonment. For within a year the bewildered Wilde himself was on trial for acts of 'gross indecency' and -- implicitly -- for a vision of art that outraged Victorian propriety. In this work of the theater -- a smash hit Off Broadway -- Moises Kaufman turns the trials of Oscar Wilde into a riveting human and intellectual drama. Expertly interweaving courtroom testimony with excerpts from Wilde's writings and the words of his contemporaries, Gross Indecency unveils its subject in all his genius and human frailty, his age in all its complacency and repression."--Cover
Caroline, or change : a musical by Jeanine Tesori( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisiana, 1963: A nation reeling from the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement and the Kennedy assassination. Caroline, a black maid, and Noah, the son of the Jewish family she works for, struggle to find an identity for their friendship. Through their intimate story, this beautiful new musical portrays the changing rhythms of a nation. Tony Kushner and composer Jeanine Tesori have created a story that addresses contemporary questions of culture, community, race, and class through the lens and musical pulse of the 1960s
Love's fire : seven new plays inspired by seven Shakespearean sonnets : original works by Acting Company (Theatrical group)( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fruit of an extraordinary project, Love's Fire reimagines seven of Shakespeare's immortal love sonnets as one-act plays by seven of the best playwrights in America. These short gems, paired with the sonnets that inspired them, are published here for the first time."--Jacket
Stuck rubber baby by Howard Cruse( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Toland Polk, a citizen of the small southern town of Clayfield in the 1960s, fights for civil rights, he begins to realize that he has another, more personal, battle to wage--that of accepting that he is gay
Tell them anything you want : a portrait of Maurice Sendak( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a deeply moving portrait of Maurice Sendak, a seminal talent who is conflicted with his success, and whose lifelong obsession with death has subtly and ironically influenced his work. Now 81, Sendak is best known for his first book, Where the wild things are, which he wrote after spending ten years as an illustrator. Through his own words, firsthand photos, and illustrations, Sendak offers a rare, intimate, and unexpected look at his exceptional life
 
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MunichCollected plays, 1944-1961A dybbukThe art of Maurice Sendak : 1980 to the presentThe illusionHomebody/KabulDeath & taxes : Hydriotaphia, and other playsA bright room called day
Alternative Names
Kushner, Anthony Robert 1956-

Kushner, Antony Robin Jeremy

Kushunā, Tonī 1956-

Tony Kushner americký dramatik

Tony Kushner Amerikaans toneelschrijver

Tony Kushner amerykański dramatopisarz, scenarzysta

Tony Kushner drammaturgo e sceneggiatore statunitense

Tony Kushner US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor und Schriftsteller

Кушнер, Тони

Кушнер, Тони американский драматург и сценарист

Тони Кушнер

טוני קושנר

קושנר, טוני.

تونی کوشنر

ტონი კუშნერი

토니 커시너

クシュナー, トニー

トニー・クシュナー

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