Smith, Anna Deavere
Most widely held works about Anna Deavere Smith
Most widely held works by Anna Deavere Smith
Rachel getting married ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,534 libraries worldwide
Kym is a former model. Kym is in rehab. Kym's family is well heeled but extremely dysfunctional. Kym is responsible for a horrible tragedy that no one will talk about. Her sister, Rachel, is about to be married, and Kym is granted a leave to attend. Kym wants desperately to fit in, to be a normal person, but she doesn't know how. In her slouchy dark clothes, with a choppy, angular haircut, she seems programmed to shut everyone out. Kym, as a participating member of the wedding, finally comes to understand that giving up a certain amount of control in the interest of a mutual good is a fair definition of the state of marriage, and sometimes, you have to take the risk and see what happens, for better or for worse.
Fires in the mirror : Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identities by Anna Deavere Smith ( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 960 libraries worldwide
Smith's off-Broadway play is as much a commentary on current racial tensions as it is a work of drama. Award-winning writer and solo performer Smith derived her scripts from interviews with people who experienced or observed New York's 1991 Crown Heights racial riots.
Twilight--Los Angeles, 1992 on the road : a search for American character by Anna Deavere Smith ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 870 libraries worldwide
Twilight is Anna Deavere Smith's stunning new work of "documentary theater" in which she uses the verbatim words of people who experienced the Los Angeles riots to expose and explore the devastating human impact of that event.
The human stain ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 854 libraries worldwide
Coleman Silk is a respected professor at a New England college who suddenly finds his life unraveling after a comment he makes about some African-American students is misinterpreted as a racial slur. As the scandal heats up, Nathan Zuckerman, a writer researching a biography of Silk, begins to dig deeply into Silk's life. Eventually, matters are made worse when Coleman's affair with a young married janitor named Faunia Farley is exposed. But amid the controversy, Silk must struggle to keep his greatest secret, a secret he's held for the majority of his life, from becoming made public.
Letters to a young artist by Anna Deavere Smith ( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 843 libraries worldwide
From "the most exciting individual in American theater" (Newsweek), here is Anna Deavere Smith's brass-tacks advice to aspiring artists of all stripes. In vividly anecdotal letters to the young BZ, she addresses the full spectrum of issues that people starting out will face: from questions of confidence, discipline, and self-esteem, to fame, failure, and fear, to staying healthy, presenting yourself effectively, building a diverse social and professional network, and using your art to promote social change. At once inspiring and no-nonsense, Letters to a Young Artist will challenge you, motivate you, and set you on a course to pursue your art without compromise. --From publisher description.
Talk to me : listening between the lines by Anna Deavere Smith ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 722 libraries worldwide
Hawaii's last queen ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 689 libraries worldwide
"Hawaii's last queen tells the story of Lili'uokalani's life, her embattled reign as the queen of Hawaii, and the ultimate betrayal that led to the loss of their kingdom"--Container summary label.
Fires in the mirror Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identities ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 563 libraries worldwide
On Aug. 19, 1991, in Crown Heights (Brooklyn, N.Y.), a Hasidic man accidentally ran over a 7-year old Black boy (Gavin Cato). Three hours later a young Jewish scholar (Yankel Rosenbaum) was murdered by Black youths. Four days of fire-bombing and riots ensued. Utilizing verbatim excerpts from interviews she conducted, Anna Deavere Smith acts out the roles of 18 people involved in the racial conflict, trying to present the differing viewpoints. Includes actual film footage of the riots and violence.
Nurse Jackie. Season one ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 551 libraries worldwide
Jackie Peyton is a sharp-tongued and quick-witted nurse who is trying to survive the chaotic grind of saving lives in a hectic New York City hospital. Jackie's a woman of substance who knows how to handle it all. With a white lie here, a bent rule there, and a steady dose of pain relievers for her chronic back pain, Jackie does whatever it takes to get the job done.
Life support ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
Ana is an HIV-positive woman and recovering junkie, taking care of a 9-year-old daughter and a husband who is also HIV-positive. While making the most of a local social services program in order to regain stability in her life, she also attempts to reunite with her estranged teenage daughter, living with Ana's mother.
Twilight--Los Angeles ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
"On March 3, 1991, an African-American man was brutally beaten by four white Los Angeles police officers who stopped him for speeding. On April 29, 1992, when the jury's 'not guilty' verdict dismissed the officers on trial for the assault, the city ignited into three days of rioting, looting and violence that left neighborhoods smoldering. 'Twilight--Los Angeles, ' adapted from Anna Deavere Smith's searing one-woman play, captures this tumultuous and challenging moment in America's race relations."--Container.
House arrest : a search for American character in and around the White House, past and present ; and Piano : two plays by Anna Deavere Smith ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
Contains two plays by Anna Deavere Smith that explore the American experience from various points of view.
The bondwoman's narrative by Hannah Crafts ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
In this 1850s novel, the only one known to be written by a female African American slave, a self-educated young house slave discovers that a devastating secret of her mistress forces them both to flee from slave hunters, with yet another powerful enemy at their heels.
The mystery of love ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
Explores the many varieties of the emotion of love. Various individuals offer personal definitions of love.
Fires in the mirror ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
Portraits based on verbatim interviews about the racial turmoil in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in 1991.
Twilight--Los Angeles, 1992 by Anna Deavere Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Contains the verbatim words of people who experienced the Los Angeles riots, exposing and exploring the devestating human impact of that event. From nine months of interviews with more than two hundred people, the author has chosen the voices that best reflect the diversity and tension of a city in turmoil.
Emma Amos action lines ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Emma Anos, an African American artist, talks about her life and her art.
House arrest : a search for American character in and around the White House, past and present by Anna Deavere Smith ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Piano by Anna Deavere Smith ( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Women in theatre Dialogues with notable women in American theatre Series one ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
These thirteen interviews are from a unique television series that highlights the accomplishments of women on the American stage. Hosted by Newsday theatre critic Linda Winer, the playwrights, directors, designers, producers, and performers interviewed on the programs encompass generational, disciplinary and ethnic diversity; they share their thoughts and vision, their career paths and professional choices. The interviews afford to a wider audience a unique look into the lives of some of the gifted women who create and sustain theatre in the United States.
African American men African Americans African Americans--Relations with Jews Biography California--Los Angeles College teachers Deception Drama Drug abuse--Treatment Dysfunctional families Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films--for the hearing impaired Hawaii History Interviews Interviews Jealousy Jews Liliuokalani,--Queen of Hawaii,--1838-1917 Man-woman relationships Massachusetts National characteristics, American New York (State)--New York New York (State)--New York--Crown Heights Nurses--Attitudes Passing (Identity) Political correctness Political culture Political science Politicians Presidents Press and politics Race relations Riots Romantic comedy films Roth, Philip Scandals Sisters Smith, Anna Deavere Television adaptations Television series Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Violence Washington (D.C.) Weddings Widowers