Anna Deavere Smith Summary
Anna Deavere Smith

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  • 6 Literature Criticisms
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Essays & Analysis (6)

2,287 words, approx. 8 pages
[In the interview below, Smith discusses the effects of the 1992 race riots on Los Angeles and her reasons for writing Twilight.] One critic calls her the most exciting individual in current American ... Read more
468 words, approx. 2 pages
[In the following excerpt, Hornby discusses Smith's performance in Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 and praises the play as a representative example of American regional theater.] Twilight, like [Fi... Read more
715 words, approx. 3 pages
[In the following review, Stuart lauds Smith's deft handling of complex characters and situations in Twilight.] Toward the end of her heroic docu-theater event about the police beating of Rodne... Read more
962 words, approx. 4 pages
[In the following review, Feingold praises Smith both as a performer and as a writer.] Roughly 10 minutes into Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, Anna Deavere Smith disappears. I can't cite the exact... Read more
1,163 words, approx. 4 pages
[Brustein is a highly-regarded American drama critic. In the review of Twilight below, he comments on Smith's performance, her characterization, and her depiction of the multicultural issues su... Read more
1,618 words, approx. 6 pages
[In the following excerpt, Mitchell discusses the controversy over whether Twilight should be characterized as journalism or art.] Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman play about the riots, Twilight:... Read more