A Raisin In The Sun

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Author by Lorraine Hansberry
Genre : Drama
Editor : Vintage
ISBN : 9780307807441
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 160
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"Never before, the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of black people's lives been seen on the stage," observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959. Indeed Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on the South Side of Chicago connected profoundly with the psyche of black America—and changed American theater forever. The play's title comes from a line in Langston Hughes's poem "Harlem," which warns that a dream deferred might "dry up/like a raisin in the sun." "The events of every passing year add resonance to A Raisin in the Sun," said The New York Times. "It is as if history is conspiring to make the play a classic." This Modern Library edition presents the fully restored, uncut version of Hansberry's landmark work with an introduction by Robert Nemiroff.


A Raisin In The Sun

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Author by Lorraine Hansberry
Genre : Fiction
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ISBN : 9356300437
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""Never before has so much of the truth of black people's lives been shown on the stage in the entire history of the American theatre,"" James Baldwin observed just before A Raisin in the Sun premiered on Broadway in 1959.


Reimagining A Raisin In The Sun

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Author by Rebecca Ann Rugg
Genre : Drama
Editor : Northwestern University Press
ISBN : 9780810128132
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 465
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This book is a collection of four contemporary plays that reflect the themes of racial and cultural difference of Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun.


A Raisin In The Sun

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Author by Lorraine Hansberry
Genre : African American families
Editor : Spark Notes
ISBN : 1586634550
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 68
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A Raisin In The Sun

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Author by Lorraine Hansberry
Genre : Drama
Editor : Vintage
ISBN : 9780679755333
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 162
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"Never before, in the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of Black people's lives been seen on the stage," observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959. This edition presents the fully restored, uncut version of Hansberry's landmark work with an introduction by Robert Nemiroff. Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on the South Side of Chicago connected profoundly with the psyche of Black America—and changed American theater forever. The play's title comes from a line in Langston Hughes's poem "Harlem," which warns that a dream deferred might "dry up/like a raisin in the sun." "The events of every passing year add resonance to A Raisin in the Sun," said The New York Times. "It is as if history is conspiring to make the play a classic."


Lorraine Hansberry The Life Behind A Raisin In The Sun

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Author by Charles J. Shields
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Henry Holt and Company
ISBN : 9781250205520
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 277
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The moving story of the life of the woman behind A Raisin in the Sun, the most widely anthologized, read, and performed play of the American stage, by the New York Times bestselling author of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee Written when she was just twenty-eight, Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark A Raisin in the Sun is listed by the National Theatre as one of the hundred most significant works of the twentieth century. Hansberry was the first Black woman to have a play performed on Broadway, and the first Black and youngest American playwright to win a New York Critics’ Circle Award. Charles J. Shields’s authoritative biography of one of the twentieth century’s most admired playwrights examines the parts of Lorraine Hansberry’s life that have escaped public knowledge: the influence of her upper-class background, her fight for peace and nuclear disarmament, the reason why she embraced Communism during the Cold War, and her dependence on her white husband—her best friend, critic, and promoter. Many of the identity issues about class, sexuality, and race that she struggled with are relevant and urgent today. This dramatic telling of a passionate life—a very American life through self-reinvention—uses previously unpublished interviews with close friends in politics and theater, privately held correspondence, and deep research to reconcile old mysteries and raise new questions about a life not fully described until now.


To Be Young Gifted And Black

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Author by Lorraine Hansberry
Genre : Social Science
Editor : Vintage
ISBN : 9780679764151
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 308
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Assembled from plays, essays, letters, drawings, and photographs, this memoir records the passionate engagement and spectacular accomplishment of the playwright of A Raisin in the Sun. It follows Lorraine Hansberry from her childhood in Chicago (where her family encountered vicious resistance when it moved into a white neighborhood), through her arrival in New York, where the triumph of A Raisin in the Sun made her famous virtually overnight, to her death at the tragically early age of thirty-four. Above all, Hansberry's autobiography rings with the voice of its creator: a black woman who could be angry, loving, bitter, touchingly funny, and defiantly proud.


Twelve Angry Men

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Author by Reginald Rose
Genre : Drama
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 0143104403
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 100
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A landmark American drama that inspired a classic film and a Broadway revival—featuring an introduction by David Mamet A blistering character study and an examination of the American melting pot and the judicial system that keeps it in check, Twelve Angry Men holds at its core a deeply patriotic faith in the U.S. legal system. The play centers on Juror Eight, who is at first the sole holdout in an 11-1 guilty vote. Eight sets his sights not on proving the other jurors wrong but rather on getting them to look at the situation in a clear-eyed way not affected by their personal prejudices or biases. Reginald Rose deliberately and carefully peels away the layers of artifice from the men and allows a fuller picture to form of them—and of America, at its best and worst. After the critically acclaimed teleplay aired in 1954, this landmark American drama went on to become a cinematic masterpiece in 1957 starring Henry Fonda, for which Rose wrote the adaptation. More recently, Twelve Angry Men had a successful, and award-winning, run on Broadway. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


A Reader S Guide To Lorraine Hansberry S A Raisin In The Sun

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Author by Pamela Loos
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN : 0766028305
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 134
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Presents a critique and analysis of "A Raisin in the Sun," discussing the plot, themes, dramatic devices, and major characters in the play, and includes a brief overview of Hansberry's other works.


A Raisin In The Sun

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Author by Lorraine Hansberry
Genre : Drama
Editor : Concord Theatricals
ISBN : 0573614636
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 166
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"The Broadway revival of 'A Raisin in the Sun' was produced by Scott Rudin at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on April 3, 2014. The production was directed by Kenny Leon, with set design by Mark Thompson..."--Page [9].