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A Raisin in the Sun - Lorraine Hansberry
A Raisin in the Sun
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This groundbreaking play starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959. Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee,... show more
This groundbreaking play starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959. Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. Winner of the NY Drama Critic's Award as Best Play of the Year, it has been hailed as a "pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre." by Newsweek and "a milestone in the American Theatre." by Ebony.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679755333 (0679755330)
ASIN: 679755330
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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4.0 A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry | #BlackHistoryMonth
This groundbreaking play starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959. Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wif...
Feminism in Cold Storage
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4.0 A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Despite that this is a classic that would have been relevant in almost any American Lit class, of which I've been in several between high school and getting an English degree, it only hit my radar on account of Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home. That book talks about th...
Bettie's Books
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3.0 A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
bookshelves: winter-20152016, radio-3, published-1959, us-chicago, north-americas, racism, play-dramatisation Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Laura Read from January 31 to February 04, 2016 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06yp4czDescription: This ground-breaking play, set on Chicago's South Side i...
Lindsay's Book Log
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5.0 A Raisin in the Sun
I have been carrying this book around for about a decade, and I finally read it. I DNFed it when I first got it though I'm not really sure why, I think it was probably because the intro was tough to get through. That being said I found the play wonderful, and a beautiful look into the world of a 19...
The Blogging of a Book Addict
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3.0 A Raisin in the Sun
Truly excellent play. Touching, sad, and just the right amount of uplifting to be considered inspirational. I was expecting a more conclusive ending, but I was pleased with the story the play told. This is definitely a piece of classic American literature, and should be read by anyone with a love fo...
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