Fires in the Mirror

Fires in the Mirror
Author: Anna Deavere Smith
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-01-21
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9781101911297

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Derived from interviews with a wide range of people who experienced or observed New York's 1991 Crown Heights racial riots, Fires In The Mirror is as distinguished a work of commentary on black-white tensions as it is a work of drama. In August 1991 simmering tensions in the racially polarized Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood of Crown Heights exploded into riots after a black boy was killed by a car in a rabbi's motorcade and a Jewish student was slain by blacks in retaliation. Fires in the Mirror is dramatist Anna Deavere Smith's stunning exploration of the events and emotions leading up to and following the Crown Heights conflict. Through her portrayals of more than two dozen Crown eights adversaries, victims, and eyewitnesses, using verbatim excerpts from their observations derived from interviews she conducted, Smith provides a brilliant, Rashoman-like documentary portrait of contemporary ethnic turmoil.

Fires in the Mirror

Fires in the Mirror
Author: Anna Deavere Smith
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages: 141
Release: 1997
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 082221329X

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Presents theatrical monologues based on interviews with participants and observers of the 1991 racial riots in New York's Crown Heights.

Fires in the Mirror

Fires in the Mirror
Author: Anna Deavere Smith
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 141
Release: 1993
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9780385470148

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A play dealing with the Crown Heights racial riots offers a documentary picture of contemporary ethnic unrest

Letters to a Young Artist

Letters to a Young Artist
Author: Anna Deavere Smith
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-12-10
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9780307487445

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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.

Twilight Los Angeles 1992

Twilight  Los Angeles  1992
Author: Anna Deavere Smith
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 265
Release: 1994
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9780385473767

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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

Notes from the Field

Notes from the Field
Author: Anna Deavere Smith
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-05-21
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9780525564607

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"Smith’s powerful style of living journalism uses the collective, cathartic nature of the theater to move us from despair toward hope.” —The Village Voice Anna Deavere Smith’s extraordinary form of documentary theater shines a light on injustices by portraying the real-life people who have experienced them. "One of her most ambitious and powerful works on how matters of race continue to divide and enslave the nation” (Variety). Smith renders a host of figures who have lived and fought the system that pushes students of color out of the classroom and into prisons. (As Smith has put it: “Rich kids get mischief, poor kids get pathologized and incarcerated.”) Using people’s own words, culled from interviews and speeches, Smith depicts Rev. Jamal Harrison Bryant, who eulogized Freddie Gray; Niya Kenny, a high school student who confronted a violent police deputy; activist Bree Newsome, who took the Confederate flag down from the South Carolina State House grounds; and many others. Their voices bear powerful witness to a great iniquity of our time—and call us to action with their accounts of resistance and hope.

A Study Guide for Anna Deavere Smith s Fires in the Mirror

A Study Guide for Anna Deavere Smith s  Fires in the Mirror
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 19
Release: 2016
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781410345974

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A Study Guide for Anna Deavere Smith's "Fires in the Mirror," 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.

Talk to Me

Talk to Me
Author: Anna Deavere Smith
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2001
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780385721745

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Drawing on five years of research and more than four hundred interviews, the author of Fires in the Mirror offers an inside glimpse of American politics at work as she provides a provocative study of politicians and other Washington insiders and the lexicon of power and politics in the United States. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1951
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780743247221

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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

The Mirror the Maze

The Mirror   the Maze
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 7
Release: 2016-04-26
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780399547744

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The city of Rey is burning. With smoke billowing, fires blazing and his people fleeing, Khalid races back to defend his city, and protect his queen. But Khalid is too late to do either. He and his men arrive to find the city in ruins, nothing but a maze of destruction, and Shahrzad is gone. But who could have wrought such devastation? Khalid fears he may already know the answer, the price of choosing love over the people of Rey all too evident.

Summer Fires

Summer Fires
Author: Giulia Sagramola
Publsiher: Dark Horse Comics
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2022-07-12
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 9781506726748

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In Giulia Sagramola's first long-form graphic novel, we follow the story of two sisters, Rachel and Sylvia, as they come of age in a typical Italian town. The two find themselves faced with the tough choices of teenaged life, which mirror the fires in the surrounding hillsides of the town, as one decision or another leads to unsettled feelings and desires. This wonderfully and meticulously illustrated tale takes all of the consternation and heartbreak we know too well from teenaged life, and puts it on display in a beautiful and subdued package. Summer Fires is presented here for the first time in English.

The Mirror of Merlin

The Mirror of Merlin
Author: T. A. Barron
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0441008461

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"Young sorcery fans . . . set aside Harry Potter and pick up Merlin! ["The Mirror of Merlin" is] ingeniousIfilled with rich images [and] surprising touches of humor.U--"Cincinnati Enquirer. TRich with magic."--"The New York Times Book Review."

The Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-03-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307267450

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.

Fire in Paradise An American Tragedy

Fire in Paradise  An American Tragedy
Author: Alastair Gee,Dani Anguiano
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-05-05
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781324005155

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The harrowing story of the most destructive American wildfire in a century. There is no precedent in postwar American history for the destruction of the town of Paradise, California. On November 8, 2018, the community of 27,000 people was swallowed by the ferocious Camp Fire, which razed virtually every home and killed at least 85 people. The catastrophe seared the American imagination, taking the front page of every major national newspaper and top billing on the news networks. It displaced tens of thousands of people, yielding a refugee crisis that continues to unfold. Fire in Paradise is a dramatic and moving narrative of the disaster based on hundreds of in-depth interviews with residents, firefighters and police, and scientific experts. Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano are California-based journalists who have reported on Paradise since the day the fire began. Together they reveal the heroics of the first responders, the miraculous escapes of those who got out of Paradise, and the horrors experienced by those who were trapped. Their accounts are intimate and unforgettable, including the local who left her home on foot as fire approached while her 82-year-old father stayed to battle it; the firefighter who drove into the heart of the inferno in his bulldozer; the police officer who switched on his body camera to record what he thought would be his final moments as the flames closed in; and the mother who, less than 12 hours after giving birth in the local hospital, thought she would die in the chaotic evacuation with her baby in her lap. Gee and Anguiano also explain the science of wildfires, write powerfully about the role of the power company PG&E in the blaze, and describe the poignant efforts to raise Paradise from the ruins. This is the story of a town at the forefront of a devastating global shift—of a remarkable landscape sucked ever drier of moisture and becoming inhospitable even to trees, now dying in their tens of millions and turning to kindling. It is also the story of a lost community, one that epitomized a provincial, affordable kind of Californian existence that is increasingly unattainable. It is, finally, a story of a new kind of fire behavior that firefighters have never witnessed before and barely know how to handle. What happened in Paradise was unprecedented in America. Yet according to climate scientists and fire experts, it will surely happen again.

Let Me Down Easy TCG Edition

Let Me Down Easy  TCG Edition
Author: Anna Deavere Smith
Publsiher: Theatre Communications Group
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2018-07-31
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9781559368674

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Compiled from dozens of interviews conducted by the author, Anna Deavere Smith’s Let Me Down Easy is a bracing, tender, melancholy, and triumphant exploration of death and dying. The speakers Smith inhabits include healthcare professionals, theologians, artists, athletes, and activists. They speak of the body as a battleground, a tool, a weapon, a joy, a burden. Smith’s great gift has always been her ability to break down her subjects’ defenses and present them in their full, complicated beauty. Whether channeling Lance Armstrong, Lauren Hutton, Peter Gomes, or others who are not in the public eye, Smith reminds us again and again that in learning to die we learn to live.