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Tony Kushner: Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

(Play, 289 pp. 1995)

Sprawling in scope, this award-winning play combines historical figures Roy Cohn and the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg with contemporary characters, as they navigate an AIDS- and Reagan-infected 1980s America. The humorous and visionary drama graphically explores the themes of loss, betrayal, and redemption.