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Fires in the mirror : Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identities

Author: Anna Deavere Smith
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Anchor Books edView all editions and formats
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Smith's off-Broadway play is as much a commentary on current racial tensions as it is a work of drama. Award-winning writer and solo performer Smith derived her scripts from interviews with people who experienced or observed New York's 1991 Crown Heights racial riots.
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Genre/Form: Drama
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Anna Deavere.
Fires in the mirror.
New York : Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1993
(OCoLC)621639256
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Deavere Smith
ISBN: 0385470142 9780385470148
OCLC Number: 27814351
Description: lx, 141 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Cornel West --
Introduction --
Crown Heights conflict: Background information --
Crown Heights, Brooklyn: Chronology --
Characters --
Production history --
Fires in the Mirror: Identity: Desert / Ntozake Shange --
Static / Anonymous Lubavitcher Woman --
101 Dalmatians / George C. Wolfe --
Mirrors: Mirrors and Distortions / Aaron M. Bernstein --
Hair: Look in the Mirror / Anonymous Girl --
Me and James's Thing / Reverend Al Sharpton --
Wigs / Rivkah Siegal --
Race: Rope / Angela Davis --
Rhythm: Rhythm and Poetry / Monique "Big Mo" Matthews --
Seven verses: Roots / Leonard Jeffries --
Near Enough to Reach / Letty Cottin Pogrebin --
Seven Verses / Minister Conrad Mohammed --
Isaac / Lette Cottin Pogrebin --
Lousy Language / Robert Sherman --
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, August 1991: No blood in His feet / Rabbi Joseph Spielman --
Mexican Standoff / Reverend Canon Doctor Heron Sam --
Wa Wa Wa / Anonymous Young Man #1 --
"Heil Hitler" / Michael S. Miller --
Knew How to Use Certain Words / Henry Rice --
My Brother's Blood / Norman Rosenbaum --
Sixteen Hours Difference / Norman Rosenbaum --
Bad Boy / Anonymous Young Man #2 --
Chords / Sonny Carson --
Ovens / Rabbi Shea Hecht --
Rain / Reverend Al Sharpton --
Rage / Richard Green --
Coup / Roslyn Malamud --
Pogroms / Reuven Ostrov --
Lingering / Carmel Cato.
Responsibility: Anna Deavere Smith ; with a foreword by Cornel West.

Abstract:

Smith's off-Broadway play is as much a commentary on current racial tensions as it is a work of drama. Award-winning writer and solo performer Smith derived her scripts from interviews with people who experienced or observed New York's 1991 Crown Heights racial riots.
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