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Angels In America: Recommended Resources

A starting point for students researching the Tony Kushner play, Angels in America at Wardman Library, Whittier College.

Selected Resources

The following resources are only a selection of what's available at Wardman Library, through LINK+, our academic databases, and beyond. This is just to give you an idea of what's out there. If you need help finding additional info, view our Intro the Library Research page or contact a librarian.

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Recommended Articles

Barnett, Claudia. "AIDS = Purgatory: Prior Walter's Prophecy and Angels in America." Modern Drama 53.4 (2010): 471-494. Project Muse.

Brustein, Robert. "Angels in America. (New York, New York)." The New Republic 208, no. 21, May 24, 1993, 29–31. Web.

Byttebier, Stephanie. ""It Doesn't Count If It's Easy": Facing Pain, Mediating Identity in Tony Kushner's Angels in America." Modern Drama 54.3 (2011): 287-309. Project Muse

Chambers-Letson, Joshua Takano. "The Principle of Hope: Reflections on a Revival of Angels in America." TDR: The Drama Review 56.1 (2012): 143-149. Project Muse.

Freedman, Jonathan. "Angels, Monsters, and Jews: Intersections of Queer and Jewish Identity in Kushner's Angels in America." PMLA 113.1 (1998): 90-102. JSTOR.

Fisher, James. "'The Angels of Fructification': Tennessee Williams, Tony Kushner, and images of homosexuality on the American stage." The Mississippi Quarterly 49.1 (1995): 13+. Academic OneFile.

Kahn, Andrew. "The world is never simply one thing: an interview with Tony Kushner." Yale Literary Magazine 25.1 (2013): 42+. Academic OneFile.

Lipshitz, Yair. "The Jacob Cycle in Angels in America: Re-Performing Scripture Queerly." Prooftexts 32.2 (2012): 203-238. Project Muse

McNulty, Charles. "Angels in America: Tony Kushner's Theses on the Philosophy of History." Modern Drama 39.1 (1996): 84-96. Project MUSE.

Meisner, Natalie. "Messing with the Idyllic: The Performance of Femininity in Kushner's Angels in America." The Yale Journal of Criticism 16.1 (2003): 177-189. Project Muse.

Ogden, Daryl. "Cold War Science and the Body Politic: An Immuno/Virological Approach to Angels in America." Literature and Medicine 19.2 (2000): 241-261. Project Muse.

Omer-Sherman, Ranen. "The fate of the other in Tony Kushner's Angels in America." MELUS 32.2 (2007): 7+. Academic OneFile

Omer-Sherman, Ranen. "Jewish/queer: thresholds of vulnerable identities in Tony Kushner's Angels in America." Shofar 25.4 (2007): 78+. Academic OneFile

"Profile: Small-screen adaptation of Tony Kushner's play 'Angels in America'." All Things Considered 2 Dec. 2003. Academic OneFile.

Quinn, John R.. "Corpus Juris Tertium: Redemptive Jurisprudence in Angels in America." Theatre Journal 48.1 (1996): 79-90. Project Muse.

Savran, David. "Ambivalence, Utopia, and a Queer Sort of Materialism: How" Angels in America" Reconstructs the Nation." Theatre Journal (1995): 207-227. JSTOR.

Stevenson, Catherine Barnes. ""Seek for Something New": Mothers, Change, and Creativity in Tony Kushner's Angels in America, Homebody/Kabul, and Caroline, or Change." Modern Drama 48.4 (2005): 758-776. Project Muse

Tanne, Janice Hopkins. "Angels in America [Review of Film]. British Medical Journal 327, no. 7428, Dec. 13, 2003, 1412. JSTOR.

Teachout, Terry. "Tony Kushner's Characters Should Stop Talking Now: a critic's guide to a talented playwright in need of an editor." Commentary 132.1 (2011): 80+. Global Issues In Context

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