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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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It’s one reason theater can be so exciting: All must be homehody. May 16, Allie rated it liked it. Can old complaints be forgot?


And oh my God. He tries to write something that will have a quieter opening than the last one. With courtiers circling [ Or are we to see Priscilla’s traumas as puny set against the vast canvas of Afghan suffering? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Jan 01, Tatyana Kagamas rated it really liked it. Return to Book Page. And the language, the use of language, absolutely be I almost didn’t get past the first scene. Apr 30, Caitlin Mininger rated it liked it Shelves: Mythology is 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. You will be redirected back to your article in seconds.

Even fewer can equal his fiery moral passion or sheer gutsiness. Why America produces playwrights with the desire to tell the story of mankind is hard to explain. Not everything Homebody talked about stuck with me, but I was able to gather some of the emotional struggles she faced as well as her cultural explorations.


During the four hours the play took to wind to a close, I found myself alternately entranced, bored, annoyed and thoughtful — as good a response as any, I guess, to this large and raggedly ambitious work. This version incorporates all the playwright’s changes and homeboody now the definitive version of the text. It’s just a matter of taste, though– this is one of my husband’s favorites.

Aug 02, Anne rated it really liked it Shelves: Read in while studying abroad. But, thanks to the top-secret Operation Hydra, military doctors have been able to save homebofy life by surgically reattaching her head.

Homebody/Kabul by Tony 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. The Kabul we see here is a place of great history and great cruelty, where Eastern and Western characters alike search for redemption in God or heroin or other people. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Her husband and daughter, virtual strangers to her emotionally, go in search of her in a land of miscommunication, brutality and death. My favorite characters were Quango and Mahala.

Of course, they are understood by virtually no-one – such a marvelous metaphor for all the misunderstandings and homeboyd opportunies in the world of the play and the world at large. I thought the messages in this play were int I’ve learned more about Afghanistan in the last two years than I was expecting to: It seemed like Kushner was just showing off his extensive knowledge of intricate language.


Homebody/Kabul – New York Magazine Theater Review

It was poetic and discussed a culture I didn’t understand, but after a I think that I enjoyed this play. Wodehouse — no accident, given his last name. Perhaps no one but Kushner could provide such compelling guidance through the devastation of Kabul, in all its blasted complexity. 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 kaul to the rest of the work.

Dense, thorny, eloquent, troubling and a little troublesome, the play is big — nearly four hours long — and in some ways as unwieldy as its subject.

The Homebody – Linda Emond Dr. A lively, educated woman — given a wonderfully vivid performance by Karen Slack — Mahala is literally going mad, confined to her house, grieving for relatives lost kabuul Clinton’s bombing of Afghanistan.

In particular Homebody’s husband, Milton, is given short shrift, but I’m told Maggie Gyllenhaal, in the role of Prisc Act 1, Scene 1 is an undeniable masterpiece.