A Raisin in the Sun

"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

A Raisin in the Sun

"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.

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A Raisin in the Sun
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Lorraine Hansberry
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-02 - Publisher: Vintage

"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 Raisin in the Sun
Language: en
Pages: 161
Authors: Lorraine Hansberry
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984 - Publisher: Concord Theatricals

"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].
Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun
Language: en
Pages: 81
Authors: Maxine Morrin
Categories: Study Aids
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

REA's MAXnotes for Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate
A Raisin in the Sun
Language: en
Pages: 142
Authors: Lorraine Hansberry
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1959 - Publisher: Random House Incorporated

"A three-act play concerned with the tensions in a black middle-class family in Chicago." --
Quicklet on A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Language: en
Pages: 45
Authors: Charles Limley
Categories: Study Aids
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-14 - Publisher: Hyperink Inc

Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Lorraine Hansberry was born May 19, 1930 and grew up, like the characters in A Raisin in the Sun, in Chicago's South Side. She attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison, but left in 1950 before graduating. She then moved to New York City where

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