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Smith, Anna Deavere

Works: 184 works in 391 publications in 1 language and 19,446 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television series  Medical television programs  Dark comedy television programs  History  Romantic comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Biography  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Producer, Host, Interviewee, Performer, Creator, Director, Speaker, Moderator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Rachel getting married by Jonathan Demme( visu )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,735 libraries worldwide
Kym is a former model. Kym is in rehab. Kym's family is well healed 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 )
14 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 1,094 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 kingdom by Peter Berg( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 978 libraries worldwide
A terrorist bomb detonates inside a Western housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, causing an international incident to ignite. FBI Special Agent Ronald Fleury quickly assembles an elite team and negotiates a secret five-day trip into Saudi Arabia to locate the madman behind the bombing. Fleury and his team discover that the Saudi authorities are suspicious and unwelcoming of the Americans into what they consider a local matter. The agents find their expertise worthless without the trust of their Saudi counterparts. Luckily, the agents find a partner in Saudi Colonel Al-Ghazi, who helps them navigate royal politics and helps unlock the secrets of the crime scene and the workings of an extremist cell bent on further destruction
The human stain by Robert Benton( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 934 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
Nurse Jackie ( visu )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 927 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
Twilight--Los Angeles, 1992 on the road : a search for American character by Anna Deavere Smith( Book )
9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 908 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
Nurse Jackie ( visu )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 759 libraries worldwide
After leaving rehab early, Jackie finds sobriety and relative happiness, but that is the calm before the storm. With her marriage coming to an end, a careless accident sends Jackie to her own all Saints Hospital for emergency care. While recovering, she meets NYC policeman Frank Verelli, whose flirtatious advances may lead Jackie into uncharted territory: dating
Nurse Jackie ( visu )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 742 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
Nurse Jackie ( visu )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 738 libraries worldwide
Jackie's best friend and husband put the pieces together about her pill-popping ways and confront her about her addiction. But if the people in her life think one little intervention is going to stop her, they don't know Jackie. The great white liar returns for another hilarious season of 12 episodes
Nurse Jackie by Edie Falco( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 708 libraries worldwide
Jackie Peyton is a drug-addicted emergency room nurse in a New York City hospital. For Jackie, every day is a high-wire act of juggling patients, doctors, fellow nurses, and her own indiscretions. In the second season, Jackie struggles to keep up as a functioning addict, a loving wife and mother, and a first-class nurse
Letters to a young artist by Anna Deavere Smith( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 644 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
Hawaii's last queen ( visu )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
Born in 1838, Queen Lili'uokalani was a talented composer who took the throne after her brother's death in 1891. Working in secret, she created a new constitution to restore to native Hawaiians power that had been usurped by American sugar plantation owners. Undermined by the US government, Liliuokalani lost her throne in a takeover by the US Marines
Fires in the mirror : Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identities ( visu )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 609 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 )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 576 libraries worldwide
Nurse Jackie Peyton faces her biggest challenge yet as the whole truth about her addiction is seemingly out to everyone. The stakes have never been higher and the question is, can the world's toughest nurse save herself?
Talk to me : listening between the lines by Anna Deavere Smith( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 551 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 515 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
The American president by Rob Reiner( visu )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 443 libraries worldwide
How does the world's most powerful leader conduct a passionate romance and enjoy a litle privacy? This is the question posed by The american president
Philadelphia by Jonathan Demme( visu )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
A young Philadelphia lawyer stricken with AIDS seeks assistance from a homophobic personal injury attorney when a prestigious Philadelphia law firm fires him for incompetence
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 )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
Contains two plays by Anna Deavere Smith that explore the American experience from various points of view
Nurse Jackie ( visu )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Jackie falls off the wagon with a resounding thud and manages to alienate her children, her boyfriend, her coworkers and her new sponsor in the process
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Alternative Names
Anna Deavere Smith actrice, scénariste et dramaturge 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-
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