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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Homebody/Kabul – New York Magazine Theater Review

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Of course, they are understood by virtually no-one – suc A woman more in love with her inner, intellectual life and books than reality or her own family steals away kabhl Afghanistan.

It consists of a lengthy monologue, breathtakingly delivered by Kika Markham, in which a London homebody reveals her insatiable curiosity about history in general and Kabul in particular.

I know that sounds odd or corny and some people probably don’t agree with me, but for me it happens.


I would not have picked it off the shelf as something to read, but I am glad my professor picked it out for me. 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.

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With four hours of material here, while the afghanistan scenes clip along at a steady and intense pace one has to wonder why labul play wasn’t cut down. And to this Kushner adds that rare quality in American theater, a yearning to go beyond domestic stories and into the great world homeboody political struggle.

After a very long and really absurd monologue by the Homebody at home, the story takes a steep curve and takes you to a torn up Ohmebody in Taliban under the Taliban regime. The play contains some brilliant poetic images and chilling moments, but the trouble is a play that runs nearly four hours when performed, these moments do not stretch out the entire piece.


Apr 10, R. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. And I think that is due to the fact that I As many Americans have been brought up in a bubble.

Kushner not only offers us a portrait of a gentle-spirited, factually voracious, syntactically eccentric woman who claims “I love, love the world”, homeboyd also establishes his main theme which is that Afghanistan has always been a vital intersection at the mercy of history, geography and spiritual absolutists. THE GABRIELS trilogy chronicles a year in the life of a neighboring family who reunite kabup real time at three different points across to celebrate, remember, and wait for the world to change.

All of the Afghan characters in this strong production are well-played: Apr 17, Brett rated it really liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I still feel embarrassingly ignorant about it, a point emphasized in this play: In the long Homebody monologue, it felt like the audience wanted to support Homebody, she seemed vulnerable alone on the stage for so long. So kabjl does he do? This play opens with an arresting monologue which, as delivered in New York, was fascinating and well-worth the price of admission.

He lives in Manhattan with his husband, Mark Harris. The relentlessly unpleasant behavior of these representatives of Western culture is contrasted with the gentle eloquence of the Tajik poet, the passionate despair of the suffering Afghan wife, the mystic wisdom of a hermit guarding the grave of Cain.

She may have been beaten to death by unknown assailants. Meditations on the fractious, painful history of Afghanistan have been filling the pages of newspapers and magazines ever since Sept. I read this book in college.


That, yes, this is Kabul, this is Afghanistan, but this is the Afghanistan of dreams, where horribly amazing things happen. One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Write a customer review. But Kushner also shows how an unknowable country like Afghanistan exercises a peculiar hold on the western imagination. English Choose a language for shopping. You will be redirected back to your article in seconds.

No playwright in the English language has a greater passion for language than Kushner. The Homebody uses a tangle kkabul verbiage to simultaneously keep the real world at a distance and create her own lush, intricate universe. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The set by Nick Ormerod, dominated by several walls of crumbling brick, is evocative and expressively lit by Brian MacDevitt. In particular Homebody’s husband, Milton, is given short shrift, but I’m told Maggie Gyllenhaal, in the role of Priscilla, brought out unexpected nuance to her character.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Certainly a few edits here and there wouldn’t have hurt.

Revised and Complete Edition. As for Priscilla, she has two modes: All must be touched. All must be corrupted.

Homebody/Kabul, Young Vic, London | Stage | The Guardian

When Priscilla reveals a suicide attempt and an inadvertent abortion in a far-too-long scene with her father, I can’t tell if Kushner intends to have us empathize with the family’s dysfunction. I wanted more of homebody’s inner dialogue and less of everyone else’s diatribe. Even the Homebody’s English.