Twilight Los Angeles, 1992: On the Road: A Search for American Character

Twilight Los Angeles, 1992: On the Road: A Search for American Character

by Anna Deavere Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822218410

ISBN-13: 9780822218418

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated

Acclaimed as "an American masterpiece" (), TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 is a stunning new work of "documentary theatre" in which Anna Deavere Smith 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…  See more details below

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Acclaimed as "an American masterpiece" (), TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 is a stunning new work of "documentary theatre" in which Anna Deavere Smith 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822218418
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Sales rank:
390,971
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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