Twilight Los Angeles 1992

Twilight  Los Angeles  1992

Anna Deavere Smith's stunning new work of "documentary theater" in which she uses verbatim the words of people who experienced the Los Angeles riots to expose and explore the devastating human impact of that event.

Author: Anna Deavere Smith

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9781101911280

Category: Drama

Page: 320

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Anna Deavere Smith's stunning new work of "documentary theater" in which she uses verbatim the words of people who experienced the Los Angeles riots to expose and explore the devastating human impact of that event.
Categories: Drama

Twilight Los Angeles 1992 on the Road

Twilight  Los Angeles  1992 on the Road

The author's latest work of documentary theater uses the words of people who experienced the Los Angeles riots to show a city in turmoil

Author: Anna Deavere Smith

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: UOM:39015032233853

Category: Drama

Page: 265

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The author's latest work of documentary theater uses the words of people who experienced the Los Angeles riots to show a city in turmoil
Categories: Drama

A Study Guide for Anna Deavere Smith s Twilight Los Angeles 1992

A Study Guide for Anna Deavere Smith s  Twilight  Los Angeles 1992

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410361356

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 23

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A Study Guide for Anna Deavere Smith's "Twilight: Los Angeles,1992," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Twilight Los Angeles 1992

Twilight  Los Angeles  1992

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.

Author: Anna Deavere Smith

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 1417623721

Category: Drama

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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. 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. A work that goes directly to the heart of the issues of race and class, Twilight ruthlessly probes the language and the lives of its subjects, offering stark insight into the complex and pressing social, economic, and political issues that fueled the flames in the wake of the Rodney King verdict. Combining Smith's introduction exploring Twilight's evolution from the streets to the stage, the complete play script, and photos of the author in character, Twilight is a captivating work of dramatic literature - and a unique first-person portrait of a pivotal moment in current history.
Categories: Drama

A Study Guide for Anna Deavere Smith s Twilight

A Study Guide for Anna Deavere Smith s  Twilight

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Cengage Learning Gale

Publisher:

ISBN: 1375395343

Category: Study Aids

Page: 64

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A Study Guide for Anna Deavere Smith's "Twilight: Los Angeles,1992," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Study Aids

Anna Deavere Smith s Twilight Los Angeles 1992

Anna Deavere Smith s Twilight  Los Angeles  1992

Smith's performative attempt to bridge the gap of race relations in our country is a working example of how theatre can include the work of other disciplines in the name of cultural examination.

Author: Adam Perry

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:35251751

Category:

Page: 268

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In Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, Anna Deavere Smith crosses interdisciplinary boundaries in the name of cultural analysis, providing a strong argument for the inclusion of theatre within the discourse and rhetoric of other disciplines. Smith's performative attempt to bridge the gap of race relations in our country is a working example of how theatre can include the work of other disciplines in the name of cultural examination. This thesis is an examination of the possibilities and limitations of this argument.
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1001 Things Everyone Should Know about African American History

1001 Things Everyone Should Know about African American History

Author: Jeffrey C. Stewart

Publisher: Gramercy

ISBN: PSU:000057207247

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

View: 174

This comprehensive and entertaining account of African-American history is presented in a fun, engaging, and intelligent way. Significant information in six broad sections includes Great Migrations; Civil Rights and Politics; Science, Inventions, and Medicine; Sports; Military; Culture and Religion.
Categories: Social Science

Performance and Activism

Performance and Activism

This book sheds light on another facet of the events, the birth of a dynamic grassroots activist and community organizing movement that has been little noticed by academics or even by the press.

Author: Kamran Afary

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739133583

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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Much has been written about the Los Angeles riots of 1992, which brought out deep racial tensions throughout the city, exposed by media images of police brutality. This book sheds light on another facet of the events, the birth of a dynamic grassroots activist and community organizing movement that has been little noticed by academics or even by the press. It also focuses on the theatrical production of Twilight: Los Angeles 1992, a performance created by Anna Deavere Smith. Performance and Activism analyzes a rich, eclectic, and ongoing ensemble of local activist struggles in the context of the history and political economy of Los Angeles. Building on the important critical urban studies work of Mike Davis and Edward Soja, it also draws on Dwight Conquergood's writings on performance ethnography to theorize the political work of grassroots formations such as alternative/underground media collectives, gang truce parties/picnics, and women-organized prisoner support and court watch groups, such as Mothers Reclaiming Our Children. The book focuses on these events through the inter-disciplinary approach of performance studies, highlighting 'performance-conscious activisms' that help bridge the enormous class, race, and gender divides of our society.
Categories: Performing Arts

Odyssey

Odyssey

Twilight : Los Angeles 1992 by Anna Deavere Smith , 265 pp . ... Smith weaves
together tales from the 1992 LA Riots to create a tragedy of vignettes that should
readers persevere , they are likely to have their fears confirmed , but resolve ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110617789

Category: College students' writings, American

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Categories: College students' writings, American

Theater Week

Theater Week

Twilight : Los Angeles , 1992 ( a ) Anna Deavere Smith ; Jan . ... a Stanza Verde
Northern Italian Cuisine La Stanza Verde ( The Green Room ) Before the age of
electricity , in order to accustom their eyes to the bright lime light from the stage ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015035643215

Category: Theater

Page:

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Categories: Theater

Contemporary Drama in English

Contemporary Drama in English

The three plays of this series that came out in the 1990s , Fires in the Mirror (
1992 ) , Twilight : Los Angeles , 1992 ( 1993 ) , and House Arrest : An
Introgression ( 1999 ) have all won critical acclaim and been very successful with
audiences .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111537051

Category: English drama

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Categories: English drama

Dumbocracy in America

Dumbocracy in America

( 1994 ) PC - or Not PC ( Twilight : Los Angeles 1992 ; Politically InCorrect ) THE
most cogent commentators on our stormy times have unquestionably been not
the columnists but the cartoonists , which is another way of noting that ...

Author: Robert Brustein

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: 1566630983

Category: Political Science

Page: 287

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The theatre as mirror of our peculiar politics - this is the theme of Robert Brustein's engaging new collection of writings. In essays, reviews, and profiles, Mr. Brustein uses the prism of the American theatre to explore the motivating impulses behind rampant political correctness and to assess government efforts to regulate the arts. His complaint that the critical function of drama is now to arouse the remorse of a guilty audience is brilliantly illustrated.
Categories: Political Science

Performing the un imagined Nation

Performing the  un imagined Nation

The communities in her best known ethnographic plays , Fires in the Mirror :
Crown Heights , Brooklyn , and Other Identities and Twilight : Los Angeles , 1992
, represent many diverse groups of people who live together in the same ...

Author: Ashley Elizabeth Lucas

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822009472713

Category: American drama

Page: 594

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Categories: American drama

Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism

Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism

The revisionist performance of dialogue in A Beautiful Country and Twilight : Los
Angeles , 1992 has been my primary subject in this essay . On another level ,
however , I have attempted to stage a dialogue between these two works . My
hope ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89099559932

Category: Drama

Page:

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Categories: Drama

The World s Religions After September 11

The World s Religions After September 11

New York : Norton , 1990 . Smith , Anna Deavere . Twilight : Los Angeles , 1992.
New York : Anchor , 1994 . Sonenshein , Raphael J. Politics in Black and White :
Race and Power in Los Angeles . Princeton : Princeton University Press , 1993 .

Author: Arvind Sharma

Publisher:

ISBN: 0275996239

Category: Human rights

Page: 192

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Convening on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the global congress The World's Religions after September 11 explored the negative and positive possibilities of the religious dimensions of life. The presentations from the congress have been pulled together in this set, which addresses religion's intersection with human rights, spirituality, science, healing, the media, international diplomacy, globalization, war and peace, and more. This comprehensive set includes contributions from such well-known scholars of religion as Arvind Sharma and a host of others from all the world's religious traditions. This set is an unprecedented examination of religion's influence on modern life, an honest assessment of how religion can either destroy us or preserve us, and a thorough exploration of what steps might be necessary for all religions to join together as a force for good. Because of the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the very concept of religion underwent a paradigm shift. Instead of standing for virtue and piety, peace and harmony, the word religion also came to be inextricably associated with evil, aggression, and terror. People around the world began to question whether the religious and secular dimensions of modern life can be reconciled, whether the different religions of the world can ever coexist in harmony. Indeed, the very future of religion itself has sometimes seemed to be uncertain, or at least suspect. The volumes are: 1. Religion, War, and Peace 2. Religion and Human Rights 3. The Interfaith Dimension 4. Spirituality.
Categories: Human rights

Black Women in America R Z

Black Women in America  R Z

The result was Twilight : Los Angeles , 1992 , which premiered in 1994. For
Twilight , Smith interviewed several hundred people . Named after gang member
Twilight Bey , the show brings forty - six characters to the stage . From Rodney
King's ...

Author: Darlene Clark Hine

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195223764

Category: African American women

Page: 2136

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Provides biographies and topical essays discussing the important roles Black women have played in American history.
Categories: African American women

Theatre World

Theatre World

1994 TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992; Conceived/Written/Performed by Anna
Devere Smith; Director. ... Wendy Blacksione; Stage Manager, William Joseph
Bames A one-woman panorama of the events surrounding the 1992 L.A. riots.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131086386

Category: Theater

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Categories: Theater

Staging the metropolis theater politics the American city

Staging the metropolis   theater  politics    the American city

--Peter Sellars , from Twilight Los Angeles , 1992 ( 200 ) " Whether we like it or
not , / riot / is the voice of the unheard . " --Maxine Waters , from Twilight Los
Angeles , 1992 ( 162 ) The utopianism implicit within the American city ,
evidenced in its ...

Author: J. Chris Westgate

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:X71473

Category:

Page: 586

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Program of the Annual Meeting

Program of the     Annual Meeting

She will perform “ Twilight , Los Angeles : 1992 ” during the 1997 OAH Annual
Meeting . Recently Ms. Smith began examining the relationship between the
press and the President and is developing another show in her series which will
 ...

Author: Organization of American Historians. Meeting

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006007158

Category: Historians

Page:

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Categories: Historians