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Anna Deavere Smith returned to her hometown of Baltimore in the wake of the riots and found herself shaken by the devastation. A master monologuist who has dedicated her life and work to exploring the fault lines of race and class and politics in American life, she channeled her feelings of grief into her latest solo show "Notes From the Field: Doing Time in Education,... 2 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. "It was very powerful for me to see the city where I grew up become an archaeological site," says the always eloquent Smith. "There are blocks and blocks and blocks of broken down buildings in ruins. Actress Anna Deavere Smith is photographed at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre studio in Berkeley, Calif. , on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Smith created, wrote and is performing in "Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter," a one-woman show running from July 11 to Aug. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) ( JANE TYSKA ) Theater game changer. Smith, who may be best-known for her role as the formidable hospital administrator Gloria Akalitus on Showtime's hit "Nurse Jackie," and her spin through "The West Wing," is a pioneer of documentary theater. Her painstaking methodology involves interviewing countless people and then bringing those characters to life onstage with unerring accuracy, taking pains to re-create every sigh and every shrug. Smith is so meticulous in her attention to the details of voice, language and physical bearing that give people definition -- the sentences that trail off, the hiccups of syntax, the heavy or elegant tread -- that the ample use of costumes, props... She's a highly intellectual actor and writer, and she relishes the stimulation of university life (she is doing a residency at Stanford in the fall and will be performing there as part of the Stanford Live series), but she's also a sucker for good... And she admits that she will miss the "Nurse Jackie" crew terribly now that the Showtime comedy about a troubled nurse (played by Edie Falco) has wrapped. "I loved working on 'Nurse Jackie,' " she says. Her most lasting legacy remains in the theater, where her groundbreaking and precise blend of journalism and art has inspired performers from Sarah Jones to Echo Brown. Source: www.mercurynews.com
Contact Karen D'Souza at 408-271-3772. Read her at www.mercurynews.com/karen-dsouza, and follow her at Twitter.com/karendsouza4. 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD'. Written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith. When: Saturday through Aug. 2
Travis Boys, 33, appeared before Judge Karen K. Herman to enter the plea to first-degree murder, punishable only by death or by life in prison, in the death of Officer Daryle Holloway, 45. District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro has said he is seeking the
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Mandelker's revisionist analysis begins with the contention that Anna Karenina rejects the textual conventions of realism and the stereo-typical representation of women, especially in Victorian English fiction. In Anna Karenina, Tolstoy uses the theme of art and visual representation to articulate an aesthetics freed from gender bias and class discrimination
"The other thing about Anna is that she is restless. She is always pushing." Contact Karen D'Souza at 408-271-3772. Read her at www.mercurynews.com/karen-dsouza, and follow her at Twitter.com/karendsouza4.
Who are some of your beauty icons? Karen O would be at the top of that list. Janis Joplin, for that hair that’s just mad and untamed. I actually think Anna Wintour has an incredible fringe—I’ve analyzed it, it doesn’t move. It’s just always ...
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Anna Karen, Actress: On the Buses. Anna Karen was born on September 19, 1936 in South Africa. She is an actress, known for On the Buses (1969), Beautiful Thing (1996 ...
Anna Karen (born 19 September 1936) is a South African -born English film, television and theatre actress. Prominent in soap opera and comedy her best-known roles are ...
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