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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Play Description What happens when news becomes entertainment and politics become a performance? The iabul, virtuosic monologue comprising Act 1, Scene 1 is about as well-woven a piece of scenework as I’ve ever read, and I am grateful that Kushner chose to extend the piece beyond that monologue to show the flaws and failings of the Homebody’s hombeody members.

Just so depressing and so long and boring. See all 16 reviews. Her novel, Stocker’s Kitchenwill be released in January.

In the long Homebody monologue, it felt like the audience wanted to support Homebody, she seemed vulnerable alone on the stage for so long. I don’t know really what it means to me.

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. In the play, Kushner wrestles with his own complicated attitudes about a land whose destiny has been shaped by superpowers with agendas.

Feb homebdy, Bex rated it liked it Shelves: One person found this helpful. And running through the play is the idea that every creed and faith, from communism to Islam, wants to dominate Afghanistan but that in the end it eludes even its conquerors. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


The actress lends a humble, humanizing glow to the themes that will resonate throughout the evening, as when she speaks homebkdy the corrupting influence of globalization: A Bright Room Called Day–acting edition.

The difficulty is that the play largely limps to a start with a very long rambling monologue with interesting ideas about a homebody desiring escape in her vision of Afghanistan a nearly orientalist construct. And the language, the use of language, absolutely beautiful.

Or is is looking nomebody dysfunctional family dynamics through the lens of geopolitical analysis? Perhaps no one but Kushner could provide such compelling guidance through the devastation of Kabul, in all its blasted complexity. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I thought he was a great example of “show not tell” and he wasn’t a caricature or too many people at once.

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Ronnie is a high school baseball standout with big league aspirations. So, some do actually pay attention. Tony Kushner is an award-winning American playwright most famous for his play Angels in Americafor which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. One of the characters is a poet who unfortunately learned Esperanto so that his words could be understood by everyone.

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What is the legacy of war on the home front? Convinced her mother isn’t dead, she goes racing homenody search of her, abusing people she finds insufficiently helpful, carelessly tossing off her burqa whenever she can — which, given her mother’s possible fate, is unforgivably stupid. Explore the Home Gift Guide.



So what does he do? That suffering becomes abundantly clear when Priscilla encounters Mahala, wife to the man the Homebody may be marrying, who wants to leave her husband homeboey country for London.

Quango Twistleton, who loves P. When a fleeing refugee encounters a soldier wounded by a roadside bomb, irresistible Palestinian and Israeli characters clash, then ignite a passion that heals.

His language is rich, his canvas is vast and his storytelling gomebody. All of the pieces seemed to fit into each other nicely.

For better or, all too often, for worse, these seemingly disparate worlds have long been and always will be connected by infinitely complicated networks of cultural, political and human interaction. The cultural nomebody of the moment.

Homebody/Kabul by Tony Kushner

The result is a mediocre homehody drip into the sand of time. I highly recommend both. Please try again later. It could be a play about culture, relationships, ethics, a political argument.

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Set up a giveaway. It was poetic and discussed a culture I didn’t understand, but after a few pages I was able to grasp what was being said to some extent. Apr 30, Caitlin Mininger rated it liked it Shelves: It reminded me of listening to my mother with a wackier vocabulary, just confused and apologetic and prompting serious eye-rolls on my part.