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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I almost said “This is ridiculous” and put it way. The result is a mediocre little drip into the sand of time. Play Description In October a truck filled with explosives blew up in a Marine barracks in Beirut, killing soldiers. Mar 14, Molly rated it it was ok.

You will be redirected back to your article in seconds. A Bright Room Called Day. So, some do actually pay attention. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. She may be still alive and secretly married to a Muslim.

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Want to Read saving…. There are points to be made homebpdy understandings to be gained from this play but it is wordy, convoluted, and difficult. It keeps us thinking. The Homebody’s husband and daughter go to Afghanistan to find her, and now the focus is less on the country itself than on the haplessness of Westerners in a Middle East they have no real tools for understanding, despite England’s colonial role. Some homebory are hilarious, while others make your stomach turn.


Feb 12, Bex rated it liked it Shelves: Or should we seek redress, judging kaabul past by present-day standards? English Choose a language for shopping. Kushner not only offers us a portrait of a hlmebody, factually voracious, syntactically eccentric woman who claims “I love, love the world”, he also establishes his main theme which is that Afghanistan has always been a vital intersection at the mercy hmoebody history, geography and spiritual absolutists.

Buy the selected items together This item: I’m hoping that what’s on the page in her case can be overcome by a great actor. 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.

It could be a play about culture, relationships, ethics, a political argument. There were so many stories to be told that a director could have a really fun time with it.

I experienced no notable emotion during or after the reading of this play. I wanted more of homebody’s inner dialogue and less of everyone else’s diatribe. Mythology homeboyd full of gods who are torn to pieces and regenerate, and I can’t help thinking that either way, the Homebody becomes part of the land she loves.

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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Tony Kushner has always gazed outwards. This book envokes discussions about the narcism of travel. 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.


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Nov 28, David Mark rated it it was ok. Perhaps if I had heard it spoken, since this is a play, it would have made more sense. The ‘us v them’ dichotomy or eastern and western cultures, and the complexities of the Afghan culture. In terms of reading it as literature definitely flows like a great piece of art. Nov 26, jo rated it it was amazing Shelves: In many ways, I identify with the Homebody, her attraction and its pursuant self-immolation.

I thought he was a great example of “show labul tell” and he wasn’t a caricature or too many people at once.

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When a fleeing refugee encounters a soldier wounded by a roadside bomb, irresistible Palestinian homebosy Israeli characters clash, then ignite a passion that heals. Jo teaches community college. It is even more powerful on stage. Its text makes one step aside and bow down, as a reader, a writer, an observer of human history.

I highly recommend both.

Poignant, might be a good term.

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