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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While it did have many underlying themes I prefer something a little less pendantic. In terms of reading it as literature definitely flows like a great piece of art. Directed by Declan Donnellan. Michael Morgan is pretty terrific in this self-effacing role, and Eric Sandvold does well with Milton. There are points to be made and understandings to be gained from this play but it is wordy, convoluted, and difficult.

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And then I got past it. Nov 26, jo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 08, Claire S marked it as to-read Shelves: Or should we seek redress, judging the past by present-day standards? Wodehouse — no accident, given his last name. Cowles rated it liked it Shelves: One of the characters is a poet who homebovy learned Esperanto so that his words could be understood hhomebody everyone.


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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Do I keep everything as it uomebody Kushner can write a pretty line, but here we have further evidence that we have a talented writer in search of a genre. A brutal account of the effect of the Iraq war and past wars on soldiers and military families.

Aug 25, Molly rated it really liked it Shelves: The one exception is the well-developed and thought-provoking character with whom the play begins, but her lengthy introductory monologue makes the play heavily lopsided and bears negligible relation to the rest of the work. And then the political stuff gets interwoven into Priscilla’s story. I still feel embarrassingly ignorant about it, a point emphasized in this play: The Homebody uses a tangle of verbiage to simultaneously keep the real world at a distance and create her own lush, intricate universe.

And running through the play is the idea that every creed and faith, from communism to Islam, wants to dominate Afghanistan but that in the end it eludes even its conquerors. A Bright Room Called Day.

A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: In a telling exchange between Priscilla and the Tajik poet, she apologizes for her trouble: My favorite characters were Quango and Mahala. This book envokes discussions about the narcism of travel.

I can’t even begin to describe it. Her novel, Stocker’s Kitchenwill be released in January. Aug 24, Jeanne rated it liked it. This piece is notable for it’s ability to expose the inherent biases of the Western person when contact is made with ‘the exotic east’. Apr 17, Brett rated it really liked it.


Buy the selected items together This item: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Husband Milton spends the entire visit in a hotel room, afraid of venturing out, though homdbody does get to consort with one of the play’s more interesting characters: It was worth the reading, though. As a Jewish girl growing up in the epicenter of the Bible belt, Sherry knows a thing or two about religious fervor and the passions it engenders.

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All must be touched. But Kushner’s real genius was to put his own thirst for understanding into the soul and body of his Englishwoman, who interweaves the book’s plethora of facts with her interpretations and imaginings, ponders the passage of time an important theme and muses on her own safe life in London.

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