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Monsters and angels

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 17 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2394
  1. Richard Hurley, features and debates editor
  1. The BMJ
  1. rhurley{at}

The closeted gay lawyer Roy Cohn, who has AIDS and is dying from cancer, is nursed by Belize, a former drag performer, in a sell-out new stage production of Tony Kushner’s 1991 play Angels in America.

This two part Pulitzer and Tony prize winning epic documents the emergence of the HIV epidemic and its effect on gay and bisexual men in the 1980s. Frank, funny, and tender, this elaborate show is …

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