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Anna Deavere Smith: Four American characters: Calling this a talk is a misnomer; this is a performance. Talented actress Anna Deavere Smith moves from one intricate character to the next, while broaching topics like race relations. This is a fantastic way to show your kids real acting, as well as introduce them to some important social issues.

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from Brain Pickings

How to Listen Between the Lines: Anna Deavere Smith on the Art of Listening in a Culture of Speaking

How to Listen Between the Lines: Anna Deavere Smith on the Art of Listening in a Culture of Speaking - “Some people use language as a mask. And some want to create designed language that appears to reveal them but does not.”

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from Brain Pickings

How to Listen Between the Lines: Anna Deavere Smith on the Art of Listening in a Culture of Speaking

How to Listen Between the Lines: Anna Deavere Smith on the Art of Listening in a Culture of Speaking | Brain Pickings

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Anna Deavere Smith.

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A classic. Anna Deavere Smith @ TED: Four American characters

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from The Huffington Post

Anna Deavere Smith On Creativity, Communicating And Connecting

Anna Deavere Smith

from West Wing Wiki

Anna Deavere Smith

AnnaDeavereSmith played Nancy McNally on The West Wing. My favorite scene of hers is during 20 hours in America "lets bomb kumar" "why?" "Because I've had it" "I don't think the UN is going to let us do it for that reason." "That's cause you're a sissy" #amazing

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Twilight: Los Angeles - Anna Deavere Smith - so incredibly lucky to have seen her do her show live in LA. What we all lived through with the riots could only have been portrayed by her brilliance.

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Letters to a Young Artist: Straight-up Advice on Making a Life in the Arts-For Actors, Performers, Writers, and Artists of Every Kind by Anna Deavere Smith http://www.amazon.com/dp/1400032385/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_xuD0vb14YRRNA

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