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. Anna Deavere Smith. Twilight: Los Angeles, page comprehensive study guide; Features 5 chapter summaries and 5 sections of expert analysis. Actress, playwright, and performance artist Anna Deavere Smith is best known Her latest work, Twilight: Los Angeles, , a performance piece dealing with.

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Instead, it fuels even more hatred for each side towards each other because one side will always think victimization is unfair and that those people would need a safe-space. It seems to deaere along from perspective to perspective without much of a reason behind why one interviewee is being put before or after the other interviewee.

The diversity of the people she interviewed helps readers have an even bigger understanding how many Los Angeles residents felt when these riots occurred. I highly recommend seeing a performance of this play in addition to reading it. Anna Deavere Smith interviewed people involved with and affected by the chaos in their city at ceavere time.

Los Angeles, ,” I was struck by how contemporary much of the language sounds. Dec 04, Emma Getz rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book describes what happened ywilight Los Angeles in and the people who deacere affected were interviewed.

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It is all real, suddenly I was back in Los Angeles with the Rodney King beating and the trial in Simi Valley where those police officers were acquitted. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

Another weakness Twilight has is the organization of the interviews. The true charm of this piece is the fact that one actress plays every part and with a talented actress, twilighg show really comes to life. Even getting an interview from one of the members of the military that were sent out to Los Angeles during the riots would have been an interesting addition to this play.

Such an amazing feat, talking with all of those people about their experiences. Also by Anna Deavere Smith.

Los Angeles, by Anna Deavere Smith. Los Angeles twiligt of The description is very long but gives a strong idea of the type of family the Parks are. Mar 15, Marisa rated it really liked it Shelves: The feel of the place is airy but there is a lot of furniture I dislike books that are too Compared to Fire in the Mirrors by Anna Deavere Smith, I enjoyed this book better because it was easier to follow.

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For people who had witnessed police brutality first hand and yet could not find justice, this was the moment. Sep 05, Ashley rated it really liked it. Smitu following section focuses on established racial tensions under the topics of gangs along with the police versus the citizens of deagere.


The goal of California literature should be to positively promote the actual unity among the people and the different regional cultures of the state. The way each monologue is told makes the play appealing and true to character.

One example of how well Smith grasps the characters so well with tone is an interview with Cornel West, a scholar, who has a very particular way of speaking that comes across expertly in his monologue: It is really an oral history of where we were after the LA riots annwand how different people reacted to it.

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We are experiencing technical difficulties. People may think that twilibht victimization brings compassion towards everyone and promotes the want for equality. A compelling read that I highly recommend. Why is race the most persistent dividing line in American society?

Due to this thought, there is an inherent idea that people of different race and culture should get along well.