Event Title

A Conversation with Tony Kushner

Presenter Information

Tony Kushner

Start Date

22-3-2013 8:00 PM

End Date

22-3-2013 9:00 PM

Description

Only audio is available online.

This recording from the Friday, March 22nd, 2013, during the 44th Annual UND Writers Conference, “A Portrait of an Artist,” Tony Kushner discusses his work as a playwright. Topics for discussion include: Tony Kushner's formula/signature in writing plays, the benefits of stage, how modern movies have changed plays, history in his plays, audience for his plays and maintaining their interest, plays as historical documents, the educational value of plays, the essence of plays as texts, his screenplay for Lincoln, Angels in America, homosexuality and heterosexuality, and the gap between writer and reader. After the discussion, Tony Kushner answers questions from the audience. Topics for questions include: the difficulty in remaining factual when writing Lincoln, the ending of Lincoln, and choosing actors for various roles.

Introduction by President Robert O. Kelley.

Conversation is moderated by Jack Russell Weinstein.

Comments

Permissions cleared, digitization complete.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Mar 22nd, 8:00 PM Mar 22nd, 9:00 PM

A Conversation with Tony Kushner

Only audio is available online.

This recording from the Friday, March 22nd, 2013, during the 44th Annual UND Writers Conference, “A Portrait of an Artist,” Tony Kushner discusses his work as a playwright. Topics for discussion include: Tony Kushner's formula/signature in writing plays, the benefits of stage, how modern movies have changed plays, history in his plays, audience for his plays and maintaining their interest, plays as historical documents, the educational value of plays, the essence of plays as texts, his screenplay for Lincoln, Angels in America, homosexuality and heterosexuality, and the gap between writer and reader. After the discussion, Tony Kushner answers questions from the audience. Topics for questions include: the difficulty in remaining factual when writing Lincoln, the ending of Lincoln, and choosing actors for various roles.

Introduction by President Robert O. Kelley.

Conversation is moderated by Jack Russell Weinstein.