e-Book Homebody/Kabul: Final Revised Version download

e-Book Homebody/Kabul: Final Revised Version download

by Tony Kushner

ISBN: 1559362391
ISBN13: 978-1559362399
Language: English
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group; Revised, Subsequent edition (February 3, 2005)
Pages: 172
Category: Dramas and Plays
Subategory: Literature

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Rating: 4.1
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Only 12 left in stock (more on the way). With Homebody/Kabul Kushner has dared to walk through a contemporary minefield, a dramatic terra incognita, without the benefit of a Baedeker to guide him, and emerged intact on the other side with a powerful story to tell. Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times.

In Homebody/Kabul, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, has turned his .

Written before 9/11, Homebody/Kabul premiered in New York in December 2001 and has had highly successful productions in London, Providence, Seattle, Chicago and Los Angeles.

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Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul is the most remarkable play in a decade. 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finds refuge and escape in the alternate world Afghanistan, which she exoticizes in her mind's eye with the help of an out-of-date tourist guide book.

“Mr. Kushner’s glorious specialty is in giving theatrical life to internal points of view, in which our thoughts meld with a character’s wayward speculations or fantasies... He makes the personal and the universal, the trivial and the cosmic come simultaneously to life in a single character’s bewilderment.” –Ben Brantley, New York Times“An extraordinary play…a deeply felt, expansively ruminative drama.” –Paul Taylor, Independent (London)“What a feast of a play. No playwright in the English language has a greater passion for language than Kushner. And to this Kushner adds that rare quality in American theater, a yearning to go beyond domestic stories and into the great world of political struggle. Brilliant. It keeps us thinking.” –Richard Christiansen, Chicago Tribune“This eerily timely work about Afghanistan is comparably mesmerizing and mournful, vast and intimate, emotionally generous and stylistically fabulist, wildly verbal, politically progressive and scarily well informed.” –Linda Winer, NewsdayIn Homebody/Kabul, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, has turned his penetrating gaze to the arena of global politics to create this suspenseful portrait of a dangerous collision between cultures. Written before 9/11, Homebody/Kabul premiered in New York in December 2001 and has had highly successful productions in London, Providence, Seattle, Chicago and Los Angeles. This version incorporates all the playwright's changes and is now the definitive version of the text.Tony Kushner’s plays include Angels in America; Hydriotaphia, or the Death of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, adapted from the play by Pierre Corneille; Slavs!; A Bright Room Called Day; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’s film of Angels in America and for Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln. His books include The Art of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the Present; Brundibar, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon.Among many honors, Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, two Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. He lives in Manhattan with his husband, Mark Harris.
Although some readers may be disappointed the Tony Kushner's latest play is not at all similar to his first great play, ANGELS IN AMERICA, it is one of the best plays of the decade. Kushner begins with a character who is drawn to travel to Afghanistan where she disappears. Her husband and grown daughter arrive in Kabul under the Taliban to find their wife/mother. They never do find her, but instead are exposed to life in Afghanistan under the Taliban -- a country retaining aspects of its great history, but living in a present of oppression and fear. Through this, Kushner explores the West's culpability in the tragedy of Afghanistan, the ability of the human spirit to survive under the worst possible circumstances, and the need on both sides to truly experience and understand the other. The play is filled with Kushner's trademark style -- a Brechtian, cinematic structure -- and lyrical flights of language, rich characterizations, and fascinating, disturbing ideas about a part of the world few Americans understood or knew much about prior to the tragedies of September 11. Now, more than ever, this play raises some of the most important questions of our time.

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There are points to be made and understandings to be gained from this play but it is wordy, convoluted, and difficult.

I had to read it for a class. It was O.K. At times it grabbed my interest more than I thought it would. 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. Perhaps if I had heard it spoken, since this is a play, it would have made more sense. While it did have many underlying themes I prefer something a little less pendantic.
Also, it was written before 9/11 so the author chose to write a long afterward about remarks in the play about how the Taliban would be coming to the U.S. She wrote what she wrote. I didn't think she needed to write an explanation/politically correct apology.

After a very long and really absurd monologue by the Homebody at home, the story takes a steep curve and takes you to a torn up Afganistan in Taliban under the Taliban regime. A clash of cultures in optima forma.

Just so depressing and so long and boring. And I'm a Kushner fan. But I was not a fan of this.

Some people believe in reincarnation. I don't but for those who do, here is some evidence to support your case/cause. Kushner can write a pretty line, but here we have further evidence that we have a talented writer in search of a genre. Why America produces playwrights with the desire to tell the story of mankind is hard to explain. Russians don't, so sprawl alone cannot be the answer. There's O'Neill, Rice, the mature Williams, Miller: they all used the stage to explain the universe. On occasion they wrote a decent play. Kushner's writing is so good that critics overlook the fact that he can't write a play. Four hour epics don't cut it. This play opens with an arresting monologue which, as delivered in New York, was fascinating and well-worth the price of admission. The so-called play that takes up the rest of the evening is disappointing to say the least. Like Elmer Rice, there is a lively mind at work here, with huge theatrical ambitions, trying to write down everything that pops into his head. The result is a mediocre little drip into the sand of time.

Homebody's extended thought streams and speeches were wonderful. I would like to meet her, assuming she is not dead of course. This is the first play I have read by Tony Kushner and I have never been lucky enough to see any of his plays performed. I think he is a fascinating writer. I laughed, I learned, I was outraged, I nodded my head in agreement.
Tony Kushner was quoted and an excerpt was read from "Homebody/Kabul" at a local Not in Our Name event. His words and work resonate with the time.
Since I wrote the above review, I saw the play last night. It is even more powerful on stage. In the long Homebody monologue, it felt like the audience wanted to support Homebody, she seemed vulnerable alone on the stage for so long. Her comments made the audience laugh, nod in agreement, and feel her sadness.
The tone changed in the second half of the play and the audience seemed wrung out at the end with all the emotions and ideas to ponder. Whether read or watched, this play is exceedingly powerful. I highly recommend both.

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