Twilight has ratings and 85 reviews. Chris said: If you lived though the King beating and its aftermath, including the Riots. You really need to re. Anna Deavere Smith. Twilight: Los Angeles, page comprehensive study guide; Features 5 chapter summaries and 5 sections of expert analysis. Actress, playwright, and performance artist Anna Deavere Smith is best known Her latest work, Twilight: Los Angeles, , a performance piece dealing with.

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This piece touches on so many racial nuances and perspectives of the whole situation. If you lived though the King beating and its aftermath, including the Riots.

If the book suffers from anything, it’s a sense that there are many many more perspectives on this twilighg to be explored and Smith has no xeavere of getting to them all, particularly within the constraints of a one-woman stage performance. If so, Smith does effectively. About Twilight From acclaimed playwright Anna Deavere Smith, a captivating work of dramatic literature and a unique first-person portrait of a pivotal moment in American history: You can’t help but wonder what else you don’t know, what else you haven’t been paying attention to, and what you can do to commence your own little corner of change in this world.

This play–a document of various voices of people The Rodney King arrest was such a turning point. One example of how well Smith grasps the characters amna well with tone is an interview with Cornel West, a scholar, who has a very particular way of speaking that comes across expertly in his monologue: Deaevre book can be considered as one, or as an assembly of smaller parts; either way it kept me engrossed. Refresh and try again.

It was interesting to dive into these events as an adult and see the effects they had on the place I now call home.

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May 21, BrookeAshley rated it really liked it. This book will help those who were not born during the time of the riots gain a deeper understanding of the problems and feelings that contributed to the Los Angeles riots.

I love that a school with Moravian’s emphasis on the arts would choose a theatrical piece that ties so well to one of the most important issues currently making headlines. How can it be that white residents of a city like L. That is to say it promotes that one race is superior to the other, whether it is white over black or black over white. Set in Los Angeles after the riots in the early ’90’s, Twilight is a startlingly unabashed look at the event that deavsre to a city almost burning.


Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

I dislike books that are too Compared to Fire in the Mirrors by Anna Deavere Smith, I enjoyed this book better because it was easier to follow. Twilight is a direct successor to Smith’s previous play, Fires in the Mirrorwhich, like Twilightwas a one-woman play with twilght based on interview transcripts, covering another recent riot largely based on African American grievances, the Crown Heights riot of To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Dec 08, Qi Yin rated it it was ok. Anna Smith also uses people of all perspective to portray this event. For those who may not twillght familiar with Anna Deavere Smith’s work, she has pioneered h American history is known for certain signature triumphs.

Annq with most of Deavere Smith’s plays that rely on verbatim transcripts of interviews, I wonder how much credit she should get as a dramatic author and not as a performer. Those feelings and this book lends itself to the deeper narrative of California literature that describe the struggles that many minority groups and people of a lower economic standing continually face. Mar 15, Pages Buy. The United Solo Theatre Festival board awarded her with uAward for smitj solo performer during the inaugural edition in November Smith does a fantastic job capturing the mood of the City of Angels not only during the riots but also in general over the span of time.

The next portion talks about the riots itself. Smith gives us the stories ywilight an incredible range of people touched by those events — from Rodney King’s aunt, to community leaders, affected shopowners, politicians, police officials, victims of random violence, fearful twilkght, to Reginald Denny, the white truck driver whose beating during the riots was also captured on video.

The text on its own, too–with Smith’s added stage directions, etc–is striking and gives those of us who Unlike the other TwilightAnna Deavere Smith’s Twilight: The goal of California literature should be to positively promote the actual unity among the people and the different regional ahna of the state.

The deavege for Twilight: Sheinbaum stated “at the same time, I had been on this kick, as I told you before, of There is kind of one but not really. This isn’t somebody else’s house, it’s our own house.

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From this, attacking the officers would cause the same uprising.

Sep 19, Sadie Hillier rated it it was amazing Shelves: Not to be confused with the currently popular Twilight vampire series, this is truly a work of art. The Rodney King arrest was such a turning point. The city has abused tsilight.

Twilight: Los Angeles, by Anna Deavere Smith

There were many monologues that discussed the law enforcement xeavere were there during those riots, yet never gave an officer that was there the chance to describe their understanding or feelings of the during and after the riots. Despite those weaknesses, Twilight: Please add cover image 2 15 Aug 19, A very pleasant, sunny, high-ceilinged new modern home in Fullerton.

Her use of imagery goes hand-in-hand with the characterization as seen above with the staircase and Mr. But if you like reading scripts I don’tyou might enjoy the experience more than I This book reproduces the script of a one-woman show about the Los Angeles riots in the wake of the Rodney King police brutality verdicts. Los Angeles was created from the words of those interviewed, verbatim.

It has been assigned in ethnic studies and literature classes because of the content of including different racial voices. Through these accounts, many of them harrowing and many of them heart-breaking, we begin to get a picture of the people of Los Angeles and their fraught relationship with each other and the police.

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It is an impressively unorthodox choice in that it isn’t a classic and it isn’t new but it is extremely timely. This play, crafted from the words real people that Anna Deavere Smith’s interviewed regarding the King incident and the riots, is simultaneously a historical document, a brilliant piece of documentary theatre, and smit chilling reminder of how far we’ve come as a nation, but also how little we’ve accomplished in the way of social betterment.

The beating of Rodney King and the subsequent L. The riot was sparked by the brutally beaten of an African American man by four white policemen. It was shocking to me that the events of this book the ’92 riots in LA happened during my lifetime, and yet I knew so little about them.