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Twilight--Los Angeles, 1992 on the road : a search for American character

Author: Anna Deavere Smith
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Twilight is Anna Deavere Smith's stunning new work of "documentary theater" in which she uses the verbatim words of people who experienced the Los Angeles riots to expose and explore the devastating human impact of that event.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Anna Deavere.
Twilight--Los Angeles, 1992 on the road.
New York : Anchor Books, 1994
(OCoLC)621318412
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Deavere Smith
ISBN: 0385473753 9780385473750 0385473761 9780385473767
OCLC Number: 29031744
Description: xxviii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue. My enemy / Rudy Salas, Sr. --
Territory. These curious people / Stanley K. Sheinbaum --
When I finally got my vision/nightclothes / Michael Zinzun --
They / Jason Sanford --
Broad daylight / Anonymous young man --
Surfer's desert / Mike Davis --
Lightning but no rain / Theresa Allison --
Bloodstained banner / Cornel West --
Here's a nobody. Carmen / Angela King --
Where the water is / Sergeant Charles Duke --
Indelible substance / Josie Morales --
Your heads in shame / Anonymous man --
Magic / Gil Garcetti --
Hammer / Stanley K. Sheinbaum --
War zone. Riot / Chung Lee --
Messages / Tom Bradley --
Don't shoot / Richard Kim --
Butta bloom / Joe Viola --
War zone / Judith Tur --
Bubble gum machine man / Allen Cooper, a.k.a. Big Al --
Weird common thread in our lives / Reginald Denny --
Badge of courage / Captain lane Heywood --
To look like girls from little / Elvira Evers --
National Guard / Julio Menjivar --
That's another story / Katie Miller --
Godzilla / Anonymous man #2 (Hollywood agent) --
Park family. Kinda lonely / Walter Park --
To drive / Chris Oh --
And in my heart for him / Mrs June Park --
Execution style / Chris Oh --
Beverly Hills Hotel / Elaine Young --
I was scared / Anonymous young woman --
Unheard ; Washington / Maxine Waters --
Trophies / Paul Parker --
It's awful hard to break away / Daryl Gates --
Human remains / Dean Gilmour --
Twilight. Long day's journey into night / Peter Sellars --
I remember going / Rev. Tom Choi --
Jungian collective unconscious / Paula Weinstein --
Application of the laws / Bill Bradley --
Something cooking here / Otis Chandler --
Deadeye / Owen Smet --
Ask Saddam Hussein / Elaine Brown --
Twilight #1 / Homi Bhabha --
Magic #2 / Betye Saar --
Justice. Screw through your chest / Harland W. Braun --
Swallowing the bitterness / Mrs. Young-soon Han --
Lucia / Gladis SIbrian --
Limbo/twilight #2 / Twilight Bey.
Responsibility: Anna Deavere Smith.

Abstract:

Twilight is Anna Deavere Smith's stunning new work of "documentary theater" in which she 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.

Combining Smith's introduction exploring Twilight's evolution from the streets to the stage, the complete play script, and photos of the author in character, Twilight is a captivating work of dramatic literature - and a unique first-person portrait of a pivotal moment in current history.

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