Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 - Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith's "documentary theater" is part pioneering research, part expert editing, part mimicry, and ten parts brilliance. Smith interviewed hundreds of people affected by the 1992 Los Angeles riots, from the law enforcement, to the jurors who let the cops go, to those blithely unconcerned with the roiling city, and then edited their verbatim responses into a series of monologues that interconnect and form a beautifully wrought whole. Perhaps the most remarkable achievement of the play is how outstanding it is even without Smith's live acting - it reads quickly, and you will finish the play wiser and more interested in humanity than you were when you started.
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ISBN: 9780385473767
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Published: Anchor - March 15th, 1994