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Smith, Anna Deavere

Overview
Works: 39 works in 119 publications in 1 language and 10,172 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Historical drama  Interviews  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Author, Author of screenplay, Producer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4372
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Publications about Anna Deavere Smith
Publications by Anna Deavere Smith
Most widely held works by Anna Deavere Smith
Rachel getting married by Guthrie CSD( visu )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,739 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 )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 1,089 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 )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 910 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
Twilight--Los Angeles, 1992 on the road : a search for American character by Anna Deavere Smith( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 897 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 )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 836 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
Fires in the mirror Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identities ( visu )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 764 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 )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 637 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 ( visu )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 596 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
Life support ( visu )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 529 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
Nurse Jackie ( visu )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 526 libraries worldwide
The show returns for a fifth season. 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
Twilight--Los Angeles ( visu )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 341 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 340 libraries worldwide
Contains two plays by Anna Deavere Smith that explore the American experience from various points of view
The West Wing the complete series ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Ensemble drama about the inner workings of the White House
Twilight--Los Angeles, 1992 by Anna Deavere Smith( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 179 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
Piano by Anna Deavere Smith( Book )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
House arrest : a search for American character in and around the White House, past and present by Anna Deavere Smith( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 129 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."--
Nurse Jackie ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 36 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
The American president by Rob Reiner( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 33 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
Nurse Jackie ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 32 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
Fires in the mirror by Anna Deavere Smith( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
"Fires in the mirror is playwright/performer professor Anna Deavere Smith's stunning exploration of the events and emotions leading up to and following the Crown Heights conflict
 
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