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Anna Deavere Smith : Four American Characters

Author: TED Conferences LLC.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Database:WorldCat
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Hailed by Newsweek as "the most exciting individual in American theater," Anna Deavere Smith uses her solo performances as a public medium to explore issues of race, identity, and community in America. Inspired by her grandfather who told her, "Say a word often enough, and it becomes you," Deavere Smith has interviewed more than 2,000 people across the country for 20 years. Without props, sets, or costumes, she  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: TED Conferences LLC.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 817238500
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 6 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (24 min.)) : sound, color
Contents: Studs Terkel (5:46) --
"A Mirror to Her Mouth" (6:06) --
"Swallowing the Bitterness" (6:26) --
"Toughness" (4:28) --
Credits: Anna Deavere Smith: Four American Characters (0:06).
Other Titles: Four American Characters
TEDTalks : Anna Deavere Smith : four American characters
Responsibility: TED Conferences LLC.

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Hailed by Newsweek as "the most exciting individual in American theater," Anna Deavere Smith uses her solo performances as a public medium to explore issues of race, identity, and community in America. Inspired by her grandfather who told her, "Say a word often enough, and it becomes you," Deavere Smith has interviewed more than 2,000 people across the country for 20 years. Without props, sets, or costumes, she translates these encounters into profound performances, each drawing verbatim from the original recorded interview. Her uncanny ability to inhabit the characters she's representing onstage regardless of race, gender, or age has made her the master of the form. She was the recipient of two Obies, a MacArthur "genius" grant, and several Tony nominations. This writer and actor gives life to author Studs Terkel, convict Paulette Jenkins, a Korean shopkeeper, and a bull rider from her show "On the Road: A Search for American Character" in this animated TEDTalk.

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