One of the things that makes Kushner such a vibrant writer is the way he luxuriates in exuberance and sorrow, emotions that these intense Berliners have in spades His intellectual characters are tremendously passionate and expressive, so it s hard not to care about what they care about, and what happens to them Washington Post A juggernaut of a play San Francisco W One of the things that makes Kushner such a vibrant writer is the way he luxuriates in exuberance and sorrow, emotions that these intense Berliners have in spades His intellectual characters are tremendously passionate and expressive, so it s hard not to care about what they care about, and what happens to them Washington Post A juggernaut of a play San Francisco Weekly Unabashedly political, thought provoking, a little scary and frequently a good deal of theatrical fun intoxicatingly visionary Sid Smith, Chicago TribunePulitzer Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner s powerful portrayal of individual resolution, irresolution and dissolution in the face of political catastrophe, A Bright Room Called Day follows a group of artists and political activists struggling to preserve themselves in 1930s Berlin as the Weimar Republic surrenders to the seduction of fascism Often exquisitely lyrical, always exhilaratingly intelligent, the poetic world of the play moves beyond the bounds of historical reality with the morally outraged outpourings of a contemporary New York woman Her fury at the Reagan and British presidencies brings into stark relief the discomfiting similarities between then and now, and challenges us to remember that although evil may seem inevitable, it is never irresistible.Tony Kushner s plays include Angels in America Hydriotaphia, or the Death of Dr Brown The Illusion, adapted from the play by Pier
A Bright Room Called Day One of the things that makes Kushner such a vibrant writer is the way he luxuriates in exuberance and sorrow emotions that these intense Berliners have in spades His intellectual characters are treme
I used to have a rule when I argued with my political friends It was simple enough the first person to make a comparison to the Nazis generally or Hitler specifically lost the argument.I refer to it as a rule I had no clout to enforce it But you get the idea People are so quick to make those comparisons and they are almost always ridiculous.In A Bright Room Called Day Tony Kushner juxtaposes a group of friends living in Germany as the Weimar Republic falls with a Long Ilsander in the 80s who doe [...]
I am a huge fan of Kushner s Angels in America, and I m a gigantic nerd when it comes to the politics and culture of Weimar Era and World War II Era Germany I can t get enough of it The abrupt and bizarre shift from decadent liberalism to genocidal fascism, I find it all extremely fascinating So needless to say when I picked up A Bright Room Called Day and read the back I was immediately interested to read it, something that brought Kushner and Hirschfeld s Berlin together.I find A Bright Room t [...]
It must be nice to be Tony Kushner and have something this amazing look kind of eh because you also wrote Angels in America.
It s really easyto quickly finish a bookwhen half of itis written in blank verse and is also almost entirely dialogue.So much white space on every page.
Brilliant production at Swarth directed by my daughter Elizabeth Stevens Setting is Berlin 1932 33 A group of actors and artists as they are affected by the rise of Hitler Commentary woven in on Fascism in present day USA.
KushnerI am ever humbled.
Tony Kushner s plays are seamless and perfect This is no exception.
Quite simply the most terrifying play I ve read.
I am super madly in love with this play Though I have read quite a few plays in my life, never once can I say that a play absolutely consumed me like a work of fiction or moved me like my favorite poetry Tony Kushner is a new writer to my life, but A Bright Room Called Day will hardly be the last of his works that I will read unless, of course, that means that I ve read so many of his works and returned to this one, again, last and then suddenly died then, yes, I suppose that would be a possibil [...]
I mean just because a certain ex actor turned President who shall go nameless sat idly by and watched tens of thousands die of a plague and he couldn t even bother to say he felt bad about it, much less try to help, does this mean he merits comparison to a certain fascist dictator anti Semitic mass murdering psychopath who shall also remain nameless OF COURSE NOT Moral exuberance Hallucination, revelation, gut flutters in the night the internal intestinal night bats, their panicky leathery wing [...]
It was interesting I enjoyed the parallels between Zillah and Agnes and the really old lady, whatshername anyway Kushner really amazes me with his language, how he jumps from poetry to prose in dialogue, and can then throw in songs and other rhymes and children s poems Unbelievable And though I think it would ve interested me , storywise at any rate, I felt a little too distanced, as if the characters were little than paper dolls I would like to see this one performed, see it come alive I d re [...]
GREAT play I really enjoyed the premise, the dialogue, and the obvious passion that was behind the words My favorite parts were Zillah s interruptions I didn t really know who she was but her words were sooo powerful and I liked the slow discovery of her character s place in the storychokengtitik
titikchokengs my reviews are all very ambiguous if you want to know the plot of a book I assume you can visit that book s page.
A great ensemble play filled with increasingly powerful ensemble themes He is one of the few playwrights out there who blends realism with poetic lyricism in a way that I both buy and am moved buy.Oh yeah, and he s a self proclaimed immature person, for writing a play that attempts to parallel Reagon with Hitler I love immature people.
I am a huge theatre person and this is honestly the best play I have ever read It made me cry, something no other play, book, or movie has ever done After about a minute of just sinking in the brilliance that I had just read, I wanted to reread it again and plan to do so soon.
my good friend s sister played zillah in an off broadway productionilliantly creepy play i need to read it, and i want to read it, and that means something.
Political fiction theater is very, very rarely enjoyable for me But this is gorgeous.
Kushner thinks Reagan was evil, not nearly to the degree of Hitler, but still evil.
I directed this play in 1996 It is a deeply passionate and smart play, full of beautiful language.
ok so I know its a play but I LOVE this one sharp political edgy and such intense charecters
I would enjoy seeing this performed on stage, but it is easily visualized in reading only Highly recommended
Poetry This man is a genius.
we are reading it in school and i love it
This has a compelling depiction of the devil as evil personified, as a small, non descript businessman It s a fierce moral challenge to our complacency in the face of evil in our own times.
I need to reread this.
Weimar Republic Inspiring You can feel that this was the first major play that Kushner wrote I mean that in a good sense.