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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A place where warring people might one day meet, where steps can be relearned and the meaning of words reborn.

Intelligent, well composed, had to read it for a class and would have otherwise put it down as I kabull felt emotionally attached. As usual, Kushner makes me rethink and reposition myself in relation to a world grown a littler bit larger and little bit more complex thanks to his text. Showing of 16 reviews.

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She has won several journalism awards and published essays and short stories in literary magazines. Tony Kushner has always gazed outwards. 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. All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around labul.

Return to Book Page. With courtiers circling [ I have never read anything like this book. In particular Homebody’s husband, Milton, is given short shrift, but I’m told Maggie Gyllenhaal, in the role of Prisc Act 1, Scene 1 is an undeniable masterpiece.

Certainly a few edits here and kanul wouldn’t have hurt. Aug 25, Molly rated it really liked it Shelves: One night iabul dinner, they are paid a surprise visit from Commander Abraham Lincoln of Central Security, who claims to have information concerning their daughter, Lucy, an American soldier.


Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. I would not have picked it off the shelf as something to read, but I am glad my professor picked homeboddy out for me.

Kushner can write a pretty line, but here we have further evidence that we have a talented writer in search of a genre. This version incorporates all the playwright’s changes and is now the definitive version of the text.

It just wasn’t the type of literature that I really enjoy and I found the writing hard to follow sometimes in the first act — it was an intentional choice by the author to make a point, but still hard to follow.

Mar 08, Claire S marked it as to-read Shelves: Just so depressing and so long and boring. Oct 11, Jil rated it liked it Recommends it for: I think that I enjoyed this play.

The most chilling part of the book was when Mahal says to Khwaja: This was one of only a couple required reading texts for my degree that I never got around to finishing. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Homebody/Kabul is a large and raggedly ambitious work | Westword

A Bright Room Called Day. It seemed like Kushner was just showing off his extensive knowledge of intricate language. Juliet Wittman is an investigative reporter and critic with a passion for theater, literature, social justice and food.

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What happens when news becomes entertainment and politics become a performance? Would love to see this performed, can see it be a challenging one for actors to handle the language effectively, which would be quite engaging if done well. When a fleeing refugee encounters a soldier wounded by a roadside bomb, irresistible Palestinian and Israeli characters clash, then ignite a passion that heals.


Apr 07, Lori rated it liked it. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. In particular Homebody’s husband, Milton, is given short shrift, but I’m told Maggie Gyllenhaal, in the role of Priscilla, brought out unexpected nuance to her character. I thought the messages in this play were interesting: For better or, all too often, for worse, these seemingly disparate worlds have long been and always will be connected by infinitely complicated networks of cultural, political and human interaction.

Hydriotaphia and Other Plays. There are points to be made and understandings to be gained from this play but it is wordy, convoluted, and difficult. The acting triumph of the evening be longs to Kika Markham who for more than an hour keeps us riveted with a strange, rambling, word-mangling woman’s belief in the overwhelming power of history. He lives in Manhattan with his husband, Mark Harris. Jan 23, Dimps rated it it was amazing Shelves: With Priscilla and Milton to come home to, I might don a burqa and get lost, too.

Books by Tony Kushner. Quango Twistleton, who loves P. That suffering becomes abundantly clear when Priscilla encounters Mahala, wife to the man the Homebody may be marrying, who wants to leave her husband and country for London. You will be redirected back to your article in seconds. What a wretched pair they are.

To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy. This version incorporates all the playwright’s changes and is now the definitive version of the text. I would like to meet her, assuming she is not dead of course.

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