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Homebody/Kabul by Kushner, Tony

Tony Kushner

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ISBN 10: 155936209X / ISBN 13: 9781559362092
Published by Theatre Communications Group, 2002
Condition: Collectible: Like New Soft cover
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Title: Homebody/Kabul by Kushner, Tony

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Collectible: Like New

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

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Set in Kabul, this play examines current day Afghanistan, its history, its long long-tortured relationship with the West and its current complex political and humanitarian crisis. As the story unfolds the Homebody, a bored, emotionally imprisoned but wildly intellectual English woman, finds refuge and escape in the alternate world Afghanistan, which she exoticizes in her mind's eye with the help of an out-of-date tourist guide book. Her mysterious disappearance prompts an ensuing search by her ineffectual husband and her emotionally detached daughter, who arrive in the foreign land unprepared for the adventures that await them. In their quest for truth and closure the lines between the real and the unreal, the political and the personal, the public and the private, the psychological and the sociological are intentionally blurred and artfully ambiguous. As in his previous work, Kushner's ability to provoke, entertain, reinvent and reconstitute language is nothing short of astonishing; with Homebody/Kabul, Kushner reaffirms his status as one of the most important and dynamic contemporary dramatists in the world.

Tony Kushner has won the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Angels in America, which will be filmed for HBO by Mike Nichols from a teleplay by the author. His other plays include A Bright Room Called Day and Slavs!, as well as adaptations of The Illusion, The Dybbuk, The Good Person of Szechuan and Stella. He is currently at work on two operas, a new play and a screenplay.

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About the Author:

Tony Kushner's plays include A Bright Room Called Day and Slavs!; as well as adaptations of Corneille's The Illusion, Ansky's The Dybbuk, Brecht's The Good Person of Szecguan and Goethe's Stella. Current projects include: Henry Box Brown or The Mirror of Slavery; and two musical plays: St. Cecilia or The Power of Music and Caroline or Change. His collaboration with Maurice Sendak on an American version of the children's opera, Brundibar, appeared in book form Fall 2003. Kushner grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and he lives in New York.

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