Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities. Front Cover. Anna Deavere Smith. Dramatists Play Service Inc, – Drama – pages. Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities. Front Cover. Anna Deavere Smith. Anchor Books/Doubleday, – Drama – pages. Mar 4, Written by Anna Deavere and performed by Philicia Saunders, Fires in the Mirror explores race, identity in the aftermath of the Crown Heights.
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Black and white photographs were displayed behind Smith as she moves from one monologue and character to the next. August Learn how and when to remove this template message. Wolfe; writer, Smith, based on her play.
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Anonymous Young Man 2: White author and founding editor of Ms. Was the former head of the department. Fires in the Mirror is composed of monologues taken directly from transcripts of interviews that Smith conducted with all the people miror in the play. A film of the play was adapted under the direction of George C. There are a few quibbles: We are experiencing technical difficulties. The play is written out in verse.
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The New York Times. In performance, Smith becomes each character, talking to the invisible interviewer. An American Playhouse presentation.
She is an astonishing impersonator of men and women, blacks and Jews alike; though there is humor in her mastery of dialect and body language, it never seems forced or condescending as she inhabits each character. The minister for the Honorable Louis Farrakhan. Disgraced comedian Louis C. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. The music is meant to pair with the author’s background or the essence of each monologue. It chronicles the viewpoints of people from two different communities, Black and Jewish, connected directly and indirectly to the Crown Heights riot which mkrror in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in August The story began unfolding on Aug.
Each one is titled with the person’s name as well as a key phrase from that interview. Days of rioting ensued, exposing to national scrutiny the depth of the racial divisions in Crown Heights. Please try again later.
In the days that followed, Crown Heights, long a tinderbox of tension between the two groups, exploded, as each side accused the other of prejudice, benefiting from special treatment, and murder. Fires in the Mirror is a postmodern play.
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Fires in the Mirror
Sep 01, Pages. Articles needing cleanup from August All pages needing cleanup Cleanup tagged articles without a reason field from August Wikipedia pages needing cleanup from August Stay in Touch Sign up. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is a hybrid of theater and journalism. Read it Forward Read it first. Fires in the Mirror encompasses all of these characteristics.
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Many of the monologues have a musical accompaniment. Please fill out this field with valid email address.
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