(from the Guardian, 8/15)

The best dramatists, as Peter Hall once pointed out, are very like their plays. And that is eminently true of Tony Kushner. Meeting him for the first time, I find him to be witty, erudite and deeply political. Not surprising, perhaps, since Kushner is a man who expanded the horizons of drama in his epic fantasia Angels in America, foresaw the perils of Afghan intervention in Homebody/Kabul and explored the intersection of race and economics in Caroline, or Change. Kushner's trademark is his ability to reconcile the world of visible reality with that of spiralling imaginative possibility. And, more than any other living dramatist, he has demolished the myth that American drama is exclusively concerned with personal crises.


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