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29 March, 05:53

Which New York-born, Louisiana-raised, playwright (b. 1956) wrote a masterpiece of modern drama, Angels in America, which deals with the AIDS crisis, sexuality, gender, and politics?

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  1. 29 March, 07:10
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    The New York-born, Louisiana-raised, playwright that wrote a masterpiece of modern drama, Angels in America, which deals with the AIDS crisis, sexuality, gender, and politics is Tony Kushner.

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    Tony Kushner is an American playwright and screenwriter awarded the Pulitzer Theater Prize for her play Angels in America: Gay Fantasy on National Themes. He wrote with Eric Roth the film Munich (2005) directed by Steven Spielberg and was nominated for an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay.

    The son of a Jewish family, he was born in Manhattan, New York, but his parents, William Kushner and Sylvia (Deutscher) Kushner, both trained in classical music, moved shortly after their birth to Lake Charles, Louisiana. Kushner returned to New York in 1974 to begin his university studies at Columbia University, where he majored in English Literature in 1978. He also completed a postgraduate theatrical performance at New York University, which he completed in 1984.
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