That Tony Kushner’s new play, “Homebody/Kabul,” which is set in London and Kabul and takes place mostly in , shortly before and shortly. Most American dramatists look inwards. Tony Kushner has always gazed outwards. And not the least remarkable fact about Homebody/Kabul. In Homebody/Kabul, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, has turned his penetrating gaze to the arena of global politics .
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My favorite parts about the story was how juicy it was. Although the pudding is somewhat over-egged, it is a richly kbaul play and Declan Donnellan has staged it exceptionally well against a simple Nick Ormerod set consisting of a peeling wooden stockade.
A place where warring people might one day meet, where steps can be relearned and the meaning of words reborn.
The three English characters in the last two acts of the play are depicted with unremitting, condemnatory sourness. Homebody’s extended thought streams and speeches were wonderful.
I don’t know really what it means to me. Her husband and daughter, virtual strangers to her emotionally, go in search of her in a land of miscommunication, brutality and death. When a fleeing refugee encounters a soldier wounded by a roadside bomb, irresistible Palestinian and Israeli characters clash, then ignite a passion that heals.
Dee Covington gives an open and assured performance in the role, one of the evening’s best. Homebosy one exception is the well-developed and thought-provoking character with whom the play begins, but her lengthy introductory monologue makes the play heavily lopsided and bears negligible relation to the rest of the work.
Part historical primer in kabjl respect its appeal is somewhat compromised by the wealth and wide exposure of recent reportingpart travelogue dittothe play is an exploration of the combustible clash of postmodern Western culture and the gnarled accretions of religious, political and social tradition in the region. The big words were jarring, but I think they were supposed to be that way to show how disconnected this woman has truly become in the “modern” world.
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Is it ok still to mention Osama Bin Laden? Four years later I wish I had because I get the homebodg this play truly benefits from in depth discussion.
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The so-called play that takes up the rest of the evening is disappointing to say the least. In many ways, I identify with the Homebody, her attraction and its pursuant self-immolation.
Surrounded by people of diverse cultures and religions, sequentially occupied, Kabul once served as a crossroads for the ancient world, with trade routes converging on it from the north, south, east and west. Lincoln claims that Lucy was captured by the enemy homfbody a foreign war and decapitated.
Don’t have an account yet? Donning a burqa, she meets up with a friendly Tajik poet who offers to be her local guide. I thought he was a great example of “show not tell” and he wasn’t a caricature or too many people at once. How do we best serve kanul country? Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Wodehouse — no accident, given his last name. A Bright Room Called Day.
Juliet Wittman March 22, 4: Play Description In October a truck filled with explosives blew up in a Marine barracks in Beirut, killing soldiers. It keeps us thinking. There are points to be made and understandings to be gained from this play but it is wordy, convoluted, and difficult.
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