The Normal Heart and the Destiny of Me

The Normal Heart and the Destiny of Me

Author: Larry Kramer

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9781555846688

Category: Drama

Page: 292

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Two award-winning plays from the legendary activist and dramatist who has been called “one of the best writers of our times.” (Lambda Book Report) The Normal Heart, set during the early years of the AIDS epidemic, is the impassioned indictment of a society that allowed the plague to happen, a moving denunciation of the ignorance and fear that helped kill an entire generation. It has been produced and taught all over the world. Its companion play, The Destiny of Me is the stirring story of an AIDs activist forced to put his life in the hands of the very doctor he has been denouncing. The Normal Heart was selected as one of the 100 Greatest Plays of the Twentieth Century by the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain The Destiny of Me was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, a double Obie winner, and the recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play of the Year. Introduction by Tony Kushner. “Wired with anger, electric with rage. . . . Powerful stuff.” —The Boston Globe
The Normal Heart and the Destiny of Me
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Larry Kramer
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-12-01 - Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

Two award-winning plays from the legendary activist and dramatist who has been called “one of the best writers of our times.” (Lambda Book Report) The Normal Heart, set during the early years of the AIDS epidemic, is the impassioned indictment of a society that allowed the plague to happen, a
The Destiny of Me
Language: en
Pages: 100
Authors: Larry Kramer
Categories: AIDS (Disease)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: Nick Hern Books

The Normal Heart, set during the early years of the AIDS epidemic, is the impassioned indictment of a society that allowed the plague to happen, a moving denunciation of the ignorance and fear that helped kill an entire generation. It has been produced and taught all over the world. Its
The Normal Heart (National Theatre Edition)
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: LARRY. KRAMER
Categories: AIDS (Disease)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-23 - Publisher:

Larry Kramer's ground-breaking play about the 1980s AIDS crisis, published in a new edition alongside the major National Theatre revival in September 2021. Early 1980s New York. A new virus is infecting gay men across the city. As the rising death toll is ignored by government and the medical establishment,
Embodying Contagion
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Sandra Becker, Megen de Bruin-Molé, Sara Polak
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-15 - Publisher: University of Wales Press

From Outbreak to The Walking Dead, apocalyptic narratives of infection, contagion and global pandemic are an inescapable part of twenty-first-century popular culture. Yet these fears and fantasies are too virulent to be simply quarantined within fictional texts; vocabulary and metaphors from outbreak narratives have now infiltrated how news media, policymakers,
Mainstream AIDS Theatre, the Media, and Gay Civil Rights
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: Jacob Juntunen
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-29 - Publisher: Routledge

This book demonstrates the political potential of mainstream theatre in the US at the end of the twentieth century, tracing ideological change over time in the reception of US mainstream plays taking HIV/AIDS as their topic from 1985 to 2000. This is the first study to combine the topics of