Angels in America2003

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is a two-part play by American playwright Tony Kushner. The work won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Tony Award for Best Play, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding… more »

[Prior is talking about his lineage with Ancestor #1]

Prior Walter:
I'm the thirty-fourth, I think.

Prior Walter Ancestor #1:
Actually the thirty-second.

Prior Walter:
Not according to mother.

Prior Walter Ancestor #1:
Oh, then she's including the two bastards. I say leave them out. I say, no room for bastards. These little things you swallow...

Prior Walter:
Pills.

Prior Walter Ancestor #1:
Pills. For the pestilence. I too...

Prior Walter:
Pestilence... you too what?

Prior Walter Ancestor #1:
The pestilence in my day was much worse than it is now. Whole villages of empty houses. Look outdoors and you see Death walking in the morning, as plain as I see you now.

Prior Walter:
You died of the plague.

Prior Walter Ancestor #1:
The spotty monster. Like you, alone.

Prior Walter:
I'm not alone.

Prior Walter Ancestor #1:
You have no wife, no children.

Prior Walter:
I'm gay.

Prior Walter Ancestor #1:
Well, be gay, dance in your altogether for all I care, what's that to do with not having children?

Prior Walter:
Gay homosexual, not bonny, blithe and... never mind.

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