Tony Kushner | Critical Essay by John R. Quinn

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of Tony Kushner.
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Critical Essay by Edward Norden

SOURCE: Norden, Edward. “From Schnitzler to Kushner.” Commentary 99, no. 1 (January 1995): 51-8.

In the following essay, Norden discusses the ideological implications of Jewish gay identity in Angels in America.

The good-looking young men cruising the aisles were putting on a show of their own. “Questionnaires!” they sang as they handed out pink forms to everybody. “Get your questionnaires!” The curtain of the Walter Kerr theater on Broadway would not be going up on this performance of Millennium Approaches, Part 1 of Angels in America, before everyone in the audience did his or her duty. If the Angels scripts, T-shirts, and baseball caps in the foyer were yours to buy or not, the questionnaire verged on mandatory.

And so the Jewish Long Islanders making up the bulk of the house, plus...

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