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Thursday, 08 December 2005



The last part/ending was not entirely my thing (but any play adaptation will have its glitches) but the work as a whole was stunning. It moved me and left a lasting impression.

I can only wonder what it would have been like to see this play in the 80's: I imagine it stirred up quite a fuss.


I would like to see the play performed on stage. And, according to a good source, the only actor who was part of the original play (and then brought into the mini-series/film version) was the male nurse. He is, by far, my favorite character.

My least favorite: the female angel. And what's with that whole "black angel" scene in the hospital? It would have been just as effective to NOT have Meryl Streep's Morman character be lifted up and kissed into an orgasm by a screaming angel on high. It just didn't fit with the rest of the film.

Other than that, I simply loved the film, especially the dialogue. I aim to read/watch more or Tony Kushner.

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