Film, Video Literature to Life: Zora!

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Literature to Life: Zora!
Zora Neale Hurston was one of the most important and celebrated figures to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance. Outspoken, spirited and gifted, Ms. Hurston was the most prolific African-American woman writer of the 1930's. Adapted from the theatrical biography of her life by Laurence Holder, this performance brings to life her story. A production of the American Place Theatre.
Event Date
January 29, 2004
-  Literature to Life, the American Place Theatre’s performance-based literacy program, presents professionally staged verbatim adaptations of significant American literary works. This educational program gives students a new form of access to literature by bringing to life the world of books with performances that create an atmosphere of discovery and spark the imagination. Literature to Life has already provided a catalyst for learning and self-expression for over 400,000 students nation-wide. The Theatre, having received over 30 Obies and 16 Audelcos, is critically acclaimed as a birthing place for artistic endeavors at the crossroad of literature and live performance for now 48 years.
-  Diane Kresh has been the director of libraries in Arlington, Virginia since April 2006 after a 31-year career at the Library of Congress. While at the Library of Congress, Kresh was a senior-level library administrator, director of the Veterans History Project, director of public service collections and director of preservation, and is editor of "The Whole Digital Library Handbook."
Running Time
21 minutes 11 seconds
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