I saw the HBO mini-series a few years ago and loved it, thanks for reminding me! It would be nice to see a production tackle a more radical representation of the angels though.
This is a brilliant piece x
“In this world, there is a kind of painful progress. Longing for what we’ve left behind, and dreaming ahead.”
― Tony Kushner
Angels, angels everywhere. Ever since Kushner’s acclaimed play burst onto the scene in 1993, it’s taken the theatre world by storm – a tempest kicked up by the wings of hundreds of different iterations of the angel figure. Take a stroll down memory lane and see how a number of different productions imagined this pivotal role:
1997, Theater Dortmund
2001, Guilford College
2003, HBO series
2004, American Conservatory Theatre
2010, Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf’s commemoration of Amsterdam’s DeLaMar Theatre’s opening
2010, Signature Theatre
Which version is the most effective? It’s remarkable that despite their physical/design differences, these angels are all relatively close in terms of presentation.