An elderly Bolshevik who appears at the beginning of Part Two to ask what will succeed the Soviet Union. His name is a play on words, as “antediluvian” means “before the flood” (usually the Biblical Flood of Noah) and “prelapsarian” means “before the fall” (before the Biblical Fall of Man). Both these ideas relate to some event that drastically changes the course of human history, and from which society must rebuild itself.
Aleksii Antedilluvianovich Prelapsarianov Quotes in Angels in America
The Angels in America quotes below are all either spoken by Aleksii Antedilluvianovich Prelapsarianov or refer to Aleksii Antedilluvianovich Prelapsarianov. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Theatre Communications Group edition of Angels in America published in 2013.).
Perestroika: Act 1, Scene 1 Quotes
The Great Question before us is: Can we Change? In Time? And we all desire that Change will come.
Related Characters: Aleksii Antedilluvianovich Prelapsarianov (speaker)
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Aleksii Antedilluvianovich Prelapsarianov Character Timeline in Angels in America
The timeline below shows where the character Aleksii Antedilluvianovich Prelapsarianov appears in Angels in America. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Perestroika: Act 1, Scene 1
...a podium. There is a huge red flag behind him. The man introduces himself as Aleksii Antedilluvianovich Prelapsarianov , the World’s Oldest Bolshevik. Aleksii admits that Communism is coming to an end—it’s dying... (full context)