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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Three hours later, in another part of the district, a group of black youths set upon and stabbed a lone Australian-born rabbinical student, Yankel Rosenbaumwho later bled to death awaiting treatment at a local hospital. Views Read Edit View history. Reverend Canon Doctor Heron Sam: The show got a special post-football sendoff and [ Also by Anna Deavere Smith.

There are a total of 29 monologues in Fires in the Mirror and each one focuses on a character’s opinion and point of view of the events and issues surrounding the crisis.

It is considered a pioneering example of the genre known as verbatim theatre. Through her portrayals of more than two dozen Crown eights adversaries, victims, and eyewitnesses, using verbatim excerpts from their observations derived from interviews she conducted, Smith provides a brilliantRashoman -like documentary portrait of contemporary ethnic turmoil. It is a hybrid of theater and journalism.


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In the days that followed, Crown Heights, long a tinderbox of tension between the two groups, exploded, as each side accused the other of prejudice, benefiting from special treatment, and murder. Fires in the Mirror Wed.

August Learn smitg and when to remove this template message. Fires in the Mirror is divided into themed sections. Hhe American Playhouse presentation. Jan 21, Pages Buy. It was produced by Cherie Fortis and filmed by “American Playhouse”.

About Anna Deavere Smith Anna Deavere Smith is an actor, a teacher, a playwright, and ana creator of an acclaimed series of one-woman plays based on her interviews with diverse voices from communities in crisis. By showing many different points of view and opinions on the issue of the riot, the play highlights that there are not just two sides, divided by race, but rather many different individual attitudes, emotions, and opinions.

The networks have got you covered with a long list of TV shows marathoning on TV for your binge watching pleasure. It chronicles the viewpoints of people from two different communities, Black and Jewish, connected directly and indirectly to the Crown Heights riot which occurred in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in August Articles needing cleanup from August All pages needing cleanup Cleanup tagged articles without a reason field from August Wikipedia pages needing cleanup from August Please try again later.

The music is meant to pair with the author’s background or the essence of each monologue. Was the former head of the department. Throughout most of her performance she was dressed in black pants and white shirt and was barefoot. Miirror performance, Smith becomes each character, talking to the invisible interviewer.


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New York, New York: A junior high, teen-age black girl of Haitian descent. Premier Logo Created with Sketch. Smith tries to emulate through the use of lines, ellipses, and other notation, exactly how things were said in each interview. Its official press opening was on May 12, Fires in the Mirror encompasses all of these characteristics. The New York Times. Welcome back to Tune In: 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.

Anonymous Young Man 1: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The themes include the ideas of personal identity, differences in physical appearance, differences in race, and the feelings toward the riot incidents.

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