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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And I really loved Quango.

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That’s my next gig! One of homrbody items ships sooner than the other. So what kabuk he do? Her husband and daughter, virtual strangers to her emotionally, go in search of her in a land of miscommunication, brutality and death.

All must be touched. In terms of reading it as literature definitely flows like a great piece of art. On occasion they wrote a decent play. A woman more in love with her inner, intellectual life and books than reality or her own family steals away to Afghanistan.

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Advertise About Tips Contact Us. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There are points to be made and understandings to be gained from this play but it is wordy, convoluted, and difficult. Jun 04, Brenda rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Write a customer review.

What is the legacy of war on the home front? Why America produces playwrights with the desire to tell the story of mankind is hard to explain.

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Whether read or watched, this play is exceedingly powerful. Books by Tony Kushner. She’s an entirely original creation, this Homebody, self-absorbed but also insecure, questing and gentle, simultaneously unhappy and in love with the world, obsessed with words, which she sometimes uses wrongly and sometimes with new and startling accuracy — language being another of Kushner’s major themes.

Through this “unregenerate chatterer”, Kushner traces the history of a city that attracted empire-builders such as Darius and Alexander, was introduced to Islam in AD and has been occupied and fought over for centuries.

The opening monologue was a little hard to get through.

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There were so many stories to be told that a director could have a really fun time with it. And the language, the use of language, absolutely be I almost didn’t get past the first scene.

No playwright in the English language has a greater passion for language than Kushner. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. All must be corrupted. Or sign in with a social account: An informative fictional piece, though not perhaps one of my very favorite.

It was worth the reading, ho,ebody. As these characters — who include the Biblical Delilah and a ,abul modern Arab-American — struggle to come to terms with their lives and their choices, this shockingly funny play skewers traditional views on sex, family, and terrorism. The story that spoke the most to me was Priscilla going into Afghanistan to find her mother who is thought to be dead.


I wanted more of homebody’s inner dialogue and less of everyone else’s diatribe. My favorite characters were Quango and Mahala.

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No playwright in the English language has a greater passion for language than Kushner. Grahamstown, EC, South Africa. At once familiar and hauntingly hostile. I can’t even begin to describe it. And it’s cool, he’s coming here to Minneapolis to open his next work, pretty awesome. Half known and unknown. In addition, the following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:.

All of the Afghan characters in this strong production are well-played: Play Description In the second part of Tony Kushner’s epic, the plague of AIDS worsens, relationships fall apart as new ones form, and unexpected friendships take form. Aug 25, Molly rated it really liked it Shelves: I admired that strength, especially because I felt that she wasn’t the characteristic “I’m tortured and fiery” kind of characters.