Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20040908, 20031112
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for his play Angels in America, Tony Kushner is considered one of the most outspoken literary figures today, with plays suffused with history and political outrage combined with literary and comedic flair. In this invigorating interview, he discusses his work and the role and responsibility of the playwright.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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