More Life for Angels in America (Howlround)

“More Life” is the rallying cry of Prior Walter at the close of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. If a revival is the essence of “more life” for a play, then as the National Theatrein London prepares to “fly” these Angels back to Broadway for the first time in twenty-five years, it seems a fitting point to reflect…… Continue reading More Life for Angels in America (Howlround)

National Themes: How Britain’s Subsidized Theatre Helped ‘Angels’ Fly

Despite having “America” in its title, Tony Kushner’s Angels in America owes a fair amount of its early development—and its high early profile—to Britain’s National Theatre. And as its first Broadway revival readies its opening in March, almost exactly 25 years since its original Main Stem run, it seems oddly fitting that this new production also comes from…… Continue reading National Themes: How Britain’s Subsidized Theatre Helped ‘Angels’ Fly