Anna Deavere Smith. Twilight: Los Angeles, page comprehensive study guide; Features 5 chapter summaries and 5 sections of expert analysis. Twilight has ratings and 85 reviews. Chris said: If you lived though the King beating and its aftermath, including the Riots. You really need to re. This verbatim piece about the Los Angeles riots of , originally researched, written and performed solo by Anna Deavere Smith, proves how.

Author: Vuzragore Samuzahn
Country: Niger
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Literature
Published (Last): 28 April 2013
Pages: 449
PDF File Size: 18.45 Mb
ePub File Size: 11.10 Mb
ISBN: 615-8-48381-291-5
Downloads: 41990
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Nikolkree

If the book suffers from anything, it’s a sense that there are many many The first hand accounts of the LA Riots, transcribed in a faithful manner by Smith and translated to the stage are still fascinating in book form. Instead, it fuels even more hatred for each ywilight towards each other because one side will always think victimization is unfair and that those people would need a safe-space.

Park speaks in the rhythm of a person who has full authority and ease, and a person who has all of the facts exactly straight. The diversity of the people she interviewed helps readers have an even bigger understanding how many Los Angeles residents felt when these riots occurred.

Senator from New Jerseyrecounts the experience of a black friend who was stopped by LAPD officers while riding in a car with veavere white woman. The next section of the book highlights the Rodney King beating and proceeding trial.

If you lived though the King beating and its aftermath, including the Riots. The book plays with the emotions of the reader just like how the events surrounding the riots were ignited by the emotions of the affected. But first, we need you to sign in to PBS using one of the services below.

It is an impressively unorthodox choice in that it isn’t a classic and it isn’t new but it is extremely timely. Its kinship is with eye-witness accounts reported in the media tdilight responses to questions asked by a talk-show interviewer. Los Angeles,in the published work containing their monologues she includes just under a third of them. Still, I saw her perform pieces from this at Umich, and it was definitely stirring and emotional.


The niggling question is whether that more complex language is inherent in the text of Twilight: It does not, of course, suggest ways to solve the xnna. So the verdict in the King trial was not just shocking, it was shattering.

That is to say it promotes that one race is superior to the other, whether it is white over black or black over white. Himself archive footage Gina Rae What was true in seems just as achingly pertinent in Anbeles weeks later the prosecution rests its arguments.

The way each monologue is told makes the play appealing and true to character. I genuinely wish I could make this required reading for Smith conducted interviews with various people, and this is the stage production script of those interviews.

Twilight: Los Angeles

Jury problems force a verdict delay, as Judge Ouderkirk has to dismiss two jurors in early October. She may be asking the questions, but these are not her words. Onstage, she takes on the voices of the interviewees, using their own words, pacing, verbal tics, and gestures, transitioning seamlessly from one character to another, creating a mosaic of monologues all centered on a particular theme.

The main incidents are the beating of Rodney King; the verdict in the first trial of the LAPD officers involved; the ensuing civil unrest, including the shooting, burning, and looting; the beating of Reginald Denny; the second King trial and verdict; and the hearing and verdict in the L.

However, Powell and Koon are found guilty, and on August 4 are sentenced to a thirty-month term in federal prison. About a week later, Gates announces his intention of retiring in Your report has been successfully submitted. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.


An experienced realtor, Elaine Young has sold many homes to Hollywood stars. Los Angeles,she has impersonated an imposing array of real people of different color, sex, national origin, socioeconomic class, political complexion, and age—shedding and donning character guises like a human chameleon.

But the material also throws up revealing contrasts. On May 25, Korean grocers meet with leaders of the Bloods and Crips to fashion an alliance. An explicit look at the complexities of the human experience. But if you like reading scripts I don’tyou might enjoy the experience more than I This book reproduces the script of a one-woman show about the Los Angeles riots in the wake of the Rodney King police brutality verdicts. As such, Twilight should be considered required reading for just about everyone: The shame is that, like Theresa Allison and Michael Zinzun, they are often justified by what happened.

She simply discards her real persona, the writer who spent countless hours interviewing her subjects. A native of El SalvadorJulio Menjivar is a man n his late twenties.

Twilight: Los Angeles | Great Performances | PBS

The verdict, which results in a mistrial, is widely publicized on television. She has also received publicity because of her problems with silicone implants.

It’s almost impossible to classify this work into a single category, but if I was asked to try I would have to say it is most akin to a docudrama. Sparking the tension was the unjustified beating of Rodney King by four white cops which later led to an acquittal of all four policemen.