Let Me Down Easy (Tcg Edition) (Paperback)

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Compiled from dozens of interviews conducted by the author, Anna Deavere Smith's Let Me Down Easy is a bracing, tender, melancholy, and triumphant exploration of death and dying. The speakers Smith inhabits include healthcare professionals, theologians, artists, athletes, and activists. They speak of the body as a battleground, a tool, a weapon, a joy, a burden. Smith's great gift has always been her ability to break down her subjects' defenses and present them in their full, complicated beauty. Whether channeling Lance Armstrong, Lauren Hutton, Peter Gomes, or others who are not in the public eye, Smith reminds us again and again that in learning to die we learn to live.

About the Author


Anna Deavere Smith is an acclaimed actress, playwright, author, and teacher. Smith rose to prominence with her verbatim theater pieces Fires in the Mirror and Twilight: Los Angeles 1992. She is also known for her performances in the films The American President, Philadelphia, and Rachel Getting Married, and her recurring roles on TV's black-ish, The West Wing, and Nurse Jackie. Smith is the recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, two Tony nominations, and she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. She received the 2012 National Humanities Award from President Obama.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781559365468
ISBN-10: 1559365463
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication Date: July 31st, 2018
Pages: 96
Language: English