A PORTER OF PAIN AND PROGRESS This study examines the interplay between fantasy and revelation as interpretive practices in the most influential American fantasia in recent memory, Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. Very little Angels scholarship has focused on religion and, in particular, the play’s engagement with revelation in a Mormon context. This presentation seeks to step into this void by exploring how Angels, considered by many to be a canonically queer text, constructs the feminine by engaging revelation as both an agent of feminine pathologization and a vehicle for creating gendered transformations that matter.
B.E. Cleworth, Elizabeth McNeil