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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Fires in the Mirror is staged as a one-person play. Fires in the Mirror is a postmodern play. Anonymous Young Man 1: Fires in the Mirror encompasses all of these characteristics. Disgraced comedian Louis C.
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This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat August Learn how and when to remove this template message. She also spent many days among people, Jewish and black, from the area, recording their accounts, perceptions, fears and hopes.
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The play is written out in verse. Lubavitcher youth and member of project CURE, 17 years old at the time of the rioting and worked as an assistant smtih at Kings County Hospital. Through the words of 26 different people, in 29 monologues, Smith explores how and why people signal their identities, how they perceive and respond to people different from themselves, and how barriers between groups can be breached.
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An American Playhouse presentation. Anonymous Young Man 2: In the days that followed, Crown Heights, long a tinderbox migror tension between the two groups, exploded, as each side accused the other of prejudice, benefiting from special treatment, and murder.
The Reverend Al Sharpton: 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. Advertise About Tips Contact Us. In the original production, there was no real physical nana and limited props and costumes.
The overall arc of the play flows from broad personal identity issues, to physical identity, to issues of race and ethnicity, and finally ending in issues relating to the Crown Heights riot. The minister for the Honorable Louis Farrakhan.
The networks have got you covered with a long list of TV shows marathoning on TV for your binge watching pleasure. The monologues makes reference to slavery and the Holocaust, the often-fraught relationships between the two ethnic groups and the police, as well as the perceptions of the relationships between each other.
Jan 21, Pages Buy. The play is a series of monologues attained from interviews Anna Deavere Smith did with people involved in the Crown Heights crisis. It is a hybrid of theater and journalism. There are a few quibbles: See all books by Anna Deavere Smith.
Fires in the Mirror is composed of monologues taken directly from transcripts of interviews that Smith conducted with all the people depicted in the play. Many of the monologues have a musical accompaniment.
Wolfe and starred Anna Deavere Smith herself. Smith tries to emulate through the use of lines, ellipses, and other notation, exactly how things were said in each interview. Retrieved from ” https: Anna Deavere Smith is an actor, a teacher, a playwright, and the creator of an acclaimed series of one-woman plays based on her interviews with diverse voices from communities in crisis.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It was produced by Cherie Fortis and filmed by “American Playhouse”.