Tony Kushner Writing Styles in Millennium Approaches

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Point of View

Because Millennium Approaches is a play, it is intended to be viewed by an audience instead of read. The perspective is driven by what the author shows to the reader. The author uses split scenes to contrast relationships and make points about events happening in two places at the same time. The reader understands the characters and relationships from the author's sequencing of events and contrasting scenes as well as from the characters' actions and words.

However, unlike many plays, which never get inside the characters' heads because of the enforced third-person perspective of the theater, the author does let the reader inside of Harper's mind and Prior's mind. The reader is able to see Harper's visions and dreams, including her entirely constructed Antarctic dream world, a place made to numb her emotions. The reader also sees within Prior's dreams and visions. The people around Prior...

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