“Angels” On TV In A New Context

Getting “Angeles in America” from the stage to the TV screen puts it in a different context. “The arrival of “Angels” on television now puts this work into new frames of reference and understanding. First and primarily, because this adaptation preserves so much of the play’s thematic complexity, bracing intellect and ravishing language, both its panoramic sweep and visionary intensity come through. That was by no means a given.”