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Smith, Anna Deavere

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Rachel getting married by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kym is a former model. Kym is in rehab. Kym's family is well healed but extremely dysfunctional. Kym is responsible for a horrible tragedy that no one will talk about. Her sister, Rachel, is about to be married, and Kym is granted a leave to attend. Kym wants desperately to fit in, to be a normal person, but she doesn't know how. In her slouchy dark clothes, with a choppy, angular haircut, she seems programmed to shut everyone out. Kym, as a participating member of the wedding, finally comes to understand that giving up a certain amount of control in the interest of a mutual good is a fair definition of the state of marriage, and sometimes, you have to take the risk and see what happens, for better or for worse
Fires in the mirror : Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identities by Anna Deavere Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The kingdom by Peter Berg( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A terrorist bomb detonates inside a Western housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, causing an international incident to ignite. FBI Special Agent Ronald Fleury quickly assembles an elite team and negotiates a secret five-day trip into Saudi Arabia to locate the madman behind the bombing. Fleury and his team discover that the Saudi authorities are suspicious and unwelcoming of the Americans into what they consider a local matter. The agents find their expertise worthless without the trust of their Saudi counterparts. Luckily, the agents find a partner in Saudi Colonel Al-Ghazi, who helps them navigate royal politics and helps unlock the secrets of the crime scene and the workings of an extremist cell bent on further destruction
Contemporary plays by women of color : an anthology by Roberta Uno( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the two decades since the first edition of Contemporary Plays by Women of Color was published, its significance to the theatrical landscape in the United States has grown exponentially. Work by female writers and writers of color is more widely produced, published, and studied than ever before. Drawing from an exciting range of theaters, large and small, from across the country, Roberta Uno brings together an up-to-date selection of plays from renowned and emerging playwrights tackling a variety of topics. From the playful to the painful, this revised and updated edition presents a rich array of voices, aesthetics, and stories for a transforming America."--Provided by publisher
Twilight--Los Angeles, 1992 on the road : a search for American character by Anna Deavere Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The human stain by Robert Benton( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Basada en el best seller del ganador del Pulitzer, Philip Roth, la piel del deseo es la historia de Coleman Silk, un hombre que a lo largo de su vida ha tenido que reinventarse, para convertirse en maestro de ese arte y de la decepción. Coleman, en su madurez (Anthony Hopkins) asume la personalidad de un profesor y su carrera es destrozada por acusaciones falsas. Además, se ha embarcado en una aventura con una mujer misteriosa (Nicole Kidman), cuyo ex-marido (Ed Harris) ha llegado para hacer una amenaza ante la cual. Coleman deberá exponer su verdadera identidad, antes de que sea demasiado tarde."--Documentación del envase
Nurse Jackie( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackie Peyton is a sharp-tongued and quick-witted nurse who is trying to survive the chaotic grind of saving lives in a hectic New York City hospital. Jackie's a woman of substance who knows how to handle it all. With a white lie here, a bent rule there, and a steady dose of pain relievers for her chronic back pain, Jackie does whatever it takes to get the job done
Nurse Jackie by Edie Falco( Visual )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackie Peyton, a strong-willed and brilliant but very flawed emergency room nurse. This season, Jackie comes to realize that both karma and sobriety can be a pain. In addition to finally confronting her addiction, Jackie's street smarts and sardonic wit are tested even further by an ambitious new hospital administrator determined to run a tight ship and keep Jackie in line
Nurse Jackie( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After leaving rehab early, Jackie finds sobriety and relative happiness, but that is the calm before the storm. With her marriage coming to an end, a careless accident sends Jackie to her own all Saints Hospital for emergency care. While recovering, she meets NYC policeman Frank Verelli, whose flirtatious advances may lead Jackie into uncharted territory: dating
Nurse Jackie( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackie's best friend and husband put the pieces together about her pill-popping ways and confront her about her addiction. But if the people in her life think one little intervention is going to stop her, they don't know Jackie. The great white liar returns for another hilarious season of 12 episodes
Nurse Jackie by Edie Falco( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackie Peyton is a drug-addicted emergency room nurse in a New York City hospital. For Jackie, every day is a high-wire act of juggling patients, doctors, fellow nurses, and her own indiscretions. In the second season, Jackie struggles to keep up as a functioning addict, a loving wife and mother, and a first-class nurse
Letters to a young artist by Anna Deavere Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From "the most exciting individual in American theater" (Newsweek), here is Anna Deavere Smith's brass-tacks advice to aspiring artists of all stripes. In vividly anecdotal letters to the young BZ, she addresses the full spectrum of issues that people starting out will face: from questions of confidence, discipline, and self-esteem, to fame, failure, and fear, to staying healthy, presenting yourself effectively, building a diverse social and professional network, and using your art to promote social change. At once inspiring and no-nonsense, Letters to a Young Artist will challenge you, motivate you, and set you on a course to pursue your art without compromise. --From publisher description
Nurse Jackie( Visual )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackie realizes sobriety is the ultimate cover for getting high, and now she's saving lives at work, taking care of her kids, and her boyfriend is loving the new her. She's got everyone fooled, but what goes up must come down
Nurse Jackie( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nurse Jackie Peyton faces her biggest challenge yet as the whole truth about her addiction is seemingly out to everyone. The stakes have never been higher and the question is, can the world's toughest nurse save herself?
Talk to me : listening between the lines by Anna Deavere Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Talk to Me, Smith looks back at a singular career as a seeker and interpreter of language in America, revealing the methodology behind her extraordinary search for the truth and nuances of verbal communication. For thirty years, the defining thesis of Smith's work has been that how we speak is just as important in communicating truth and identity as what we say. Everything from individual vocal tone to grammar, Smith demonstrates, can be as identifiable and revealing as a fingerprint. Her journey has taken her from the rarefied bastions of academia to riot-torn streets; she has conducted hundreds of interviews with subjects-ranging from women prisoners to presidents of the United States. In 1995, her ongoing investigation led her to Washington, D.C."--Jacket
Hawaii's last queen( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in 1838, Queen Lili'uokalani was a talented composer who took the throne after her brother's death in 1891. Working in secret, she created a new constitution to restore to native Hawaiians power that had been usurped by American sugar plantation owners. Undermined by the US government, Liliuokalani lost her throne in a takeover by the US Marines
Fires in the mirror : Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identities( Visual )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aug. 19, 1991, in Crown Heights (Brooklyn, N.Y.), a Hasidic man accidentally ran over a 7-year-old Black boy (Gavin Cato). Three hours later a young Jewish scholar (Yankel Rosenbaum) was murdered by Black youths. Four days of fire-bombing and riots ensued. Utilizing verbatim excerpts from interviews she conducted, Anna Deavere Smith acts out the roles of 18 people involved in the racial conflict, trying to present the differing viewpoints. Includes actual film footage of the riots and violence
Life support by Henry Singer( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ana is an HIV-positive woman and recovering junkie, taking care of a 9-year-old daughter and a husband who is also HIV-positive. While making the most of a local social services program in order to regain stability in her life, she also attempts to reunite with her estranged teenage daughter, living with Ana's mother
The American president by Rob Reiner( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does the world's most powerful leader conduct a passionate romance and enjoy a litle privacy? This is the question posed by The american president
Philadelphia by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hailed as a landmark film that dazzles with deep emotion and exceptional acting, Philadelphia stars Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington as two competing lawyers who join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops, their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries."--Back of container
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Rachel getting married
Alternative Names
Anna Deavere Smith actrice américaine

Anna Deavere Smith actrice, scénariste et dramaturge américaine

Anna Deavere Smith actriz estadounidense

Anna Deavere Smith aktorka i pisarka amerykańska

Anna Deavere Smith Amerikaans actrice

Anna Deavere Smith amerikansk skådespelare

Anna Deavere Smith amerikansk skodespelar

Anna Deavere Smith amerikansk skuespiller

Anna Deavere Smith ator

Anna Deavere Smith attrice statunitense

Anna Deavere Smith pemeran perempuan asal Amerika Serikat

Anna Deavere Smith US-amerikanische Schauspielerin, Dramatikerin und Hochschulprofessorin

Deavere Smith, Anna 1950-

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English (182)

Fires in the mirror : Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identitiesContemporary plays by women of color : an anthologyTwilight--Los Angeles, 1992 on the road : a search for American characterLetters to a young artistTalk to me : listening between the linesThe American presidentContemporary literary criticism. Volume 241