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Smith, Anna Deavere

Works: 149 works in 346 publications in 2 languages and 15,595 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Medical television programs  Television series  Dark comedy television programs  History  Dark comedy films  Documentary television programs  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Interviews 
Roles: Actor, Author, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Producer, Host, Interviewee, Performer, Creator, Speaker, Director, Moderator
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4372
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Publications about Anna Deavere Smith
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Nurse Jackie by Edie Falco( visu )
33 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,760 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
Rachel getting married by Jonathan Demme( visu )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,756 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 )
13 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 1,093 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
The human stain by Robert Benton( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 934 libraries worldwide
"Basada en el best seller del ganador del Pulitzer, Philip Roth, la piel del deseo es la historia de Coleman Silk, un hombre que a lo largo de su vida ha tenido que reinventarse, para convertirse en maestro de ese arte y de la decepción. Coleman, en su madurez (Anthony Hopkins) asume la personalidad de un profesor y su carrera es destrozada por acusaciones falsas. Además, se ha embarcado en una aventura con una mujer misteriosa (Nicole Kidman), cuyo ex-marido (Ed Harris) ha llegado para hacer una amenaza ante la cual. Coleman deberá exponer su verdadera identidad, antes de que sea demasiado tarde."--Documentación del envase
Twilight--Los Angeles, 1992 on the road : a search for American character by Anna Deavere Smith( Book )
11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 899 libraries worldwide
From nine months of interviews with more than two hundred people, Smith has chosen the voices that best reflect the diversity and tension of a city in turmoil: a disabled Korean man, a white male Hollywood talent agent, a Panamanian immigrant mother, a teenage black gang member, a macho Mexican-American artist, Rodney King's aunt, beaten truck driver Reginald Denny, former Los Angeles police chief Daryl Gates, and other witnesses, participants, and victims
Hawaii's last queen ( visu )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 655 libraries worldwide
Born in 1838, Queen Lili'uokalani was a talented composer who took the throne after her brother's death in 1891. She dealt with U.S. government revoking her position on the sugar market, was overtaken by U.S. Marines, and lost her throne
Letters to a young artist by Anna Deavere Smith( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 655 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
Fires in the mirror Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identities ( visu )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 641 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 ( visu )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 640 libraries worldwide
Jackie Peyton, a strong-willed and brilliant but very flawed emergency room nurse. This season, Jackie comes to realize that both karma and sobriety can be a pain. In addition to finally confronting her addiction, Jackie's street smarts and sardonic wit are tested even further by an ambitious new hospital administrator determined to run a tight ship and keep Jackie in line
Talk to me : listening between the lines by Anna Deavere Smith( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
"In Talk to Me, Smith looks back at a singular career as a seeker and interpreter of language in America, revealing the methodology behind her extraordinary search for the truth and nuances of verbal communication. For thirty years, the defining thesis of Smith's work has been that how we speak is just as important in communicating truth and identity as what we say. Everything from individual vocal tone to grammar, Smith demonstrates, can be as identifiable and revealing as a fingerprint. Her journey has taken her from the rarefied bastions of academia to riot-torn streets; she has conducted hundreds of interviews with subjects-ranging from women prisoners to presidents of the United States. In 1995, her ongoing investigation led her to Washington, D.C."--Jacket
Life support ( visu )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 524 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
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 )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Contains two plays by Anna Deavere Smith that explore the American experience from various points of view. House arrest examines the relationships between a succession of American presidents and their observers in and out of the press. Arcing from Clinton and Monical Lewinsky to Jefferson and Sally Hemings and alive with the voices of such real-life figures as Ed Bradley, George Stephanopoulos, Anita Hill, and Abraham Lincoln, the result is an examination of the intersection of public power and private life. In Piano, Smith casts her gaze back a century to 1898 as she follows the tangled lines of race, sex, and exploitation in a prosperous Cuban household on the eve of the Spanish-American War
Twilight--Los Angeles ( visu )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 322 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
The mystery of love ( visu )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Explores the many varieties of the emotion of love. Various individuals offer personal definitions of love
Letters to a young artist by Anna Deavere Smith( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
Deavere Smith mentors her young artist over a period of five years, sharing her hard won wisdom about the challenges and rewards of the artistic life. Drawing on her own life experiences as an actor, teacher, and playwright, Deavere Smith provides a motivating example for how to pursue one's art without compromise, while offering tips on everything from how to stay healthy to building a diverse network of friends and professional alliances
The West Wing the complete series ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Ensemble drama about the inner workings of the White House
House arrest : a search for American character in and around the White House, past and present by Anna Deavere Smith( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
"House Arrest is a fascinating and compelling look at nothing less than the civil rights movement, the issues of slavery and racism, and the relationship between the press and the presidency over the course of American history. It begins by focusing on Jefferson and his fine words versus the likelihood that he had a long-standing affair with one of his slaves. From there House Arrest changes gears and moves forward to Franklin Roosevelt's presidency and examines how his affairs and disabilities were considered untouchable by the press. Smith interviewed many of the major players in American politics in the second half of the twentieth century and demonstrates the way politics has changed since Roosevelt's administration. The play then jumps back to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and compares that event and the Kennedy assassination. The range of voices and opinions that appear in the play make for vivid and interesting theatre. House Arrest is a triumph of Smith's writing skills. In the course of over two hours, Smith weaves together historical writing and her own interviews with some 420 people both inside and outside of presidential politics. It's a fascinating blend of history and commentary that is by turns illuminating, heartening and saddening."--
One-Woman show explores human side of health care debate : Anna Deavere Smith, February 7, 2011 ( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Judy Woodruff discusses Anna Deavere Smith's Let Me Down Easy, now playing at the reopened Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., which tackles one of the most charged issues in America today: health care
Anna Deavere Smith convocation speech by Anna Deavere Smith( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Videorecording of a lecture and readings by Anna Deavere Smith given March 14, 2002 in the Union Building Ballroom at DePauw University as part of the 28th National Honors Conference in Communication Arts and Sciences
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Alternative Names
Anna Deavere Smith actrice américaine
Anna Deavere Smith actriz estadounidense
Anna Deavere Smith aktorka i pisarka amerykańska
Anna Deavere Smith American actress, playwright and professor
Anna Deavere Smith Amerikaans actrice
Anna Deavere Smith amerikansk skådespelare
Anna Deavere Smith amerikansk skodespelar
Anna Deavere Smith amerikansk skuespiller
Anna Deavere Smith attrice statunitense
Anna Deavere Smith US-amerikanische Schauspielerin, Dramatikerin und Hochschulprofessorin
Deavere Smith, Anna 1950-
Анна Дивер Смит
انا دیویر اسمیت بازیگر آمریکایی
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Spanish (1)
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