Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika
by Tony Kushner
Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Perestroika continues the angel motif that began in Part One: Millennium Approaches (read about it here). There the angel motif is mostly metaphorical, but at the end of Millennium Approaches, the...
In Angels in America, we don't only see angels in Heaven and crashing through Prior's ceiling. There's another major angel we see in Perestroika: the statue of the angel Bethesda, which spreads its...
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In a similar vein to his angel symbolism, Kushner also laces his work with religious references, drawing mostly from two unlikely bedfellows: Mormonism and Judaism. For a detailed discussion of the...