Discussion Topics

(Masterpieces of American Literature)

Choose three characters in Tony Kushner’s works that suffer loss and explain how each deals with this crisis.

What characteristics or issues do Kushner’s female characters have in common?

How close is Kushner’s portrait of Roy Cohn in Angels in America to the actual historical personage?

How does Kushner use comedy to make painful parts of his plays more palatable?

Does the music for Caroline, or Change enhance Kushner’s text and lyrics? If so, how?