"A Raisin in the Sun" (Modern Classics)
In south side Chicago, Walter Lee, a black chauffeur, dreams of a better life, and hopes to use his father's life insurance money to open a liquor store. His mother, who rejects the liquor business, uses some of the money to secure a proper house for the family. Mr Lindner, a representative of... show more
In south side Chicago, Walter Lee, a black chauffeur, dreams of a better life, and hopes to use his father's life insurance money to open a liquor store. His mother, who rejects the liquor business, uses some of the money to secure a proper house for the family. Mr Lindner, a representative of the all-white neighbourhood, tries to buy them out. Walter sinks the rest of the money into his business scheme, only to have it stolen by one of his partners. In despair Walter contacts Lindner, and almost begs to buy them out, but with the help of his wife, Walter finally finds a way to assert his dignity. Deeply committed to the black struggle for equality and human rights, Lorraine Hansberry's brilliant career as a writer was cut short by her death when she was only 35. A Raisin in the Sun was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway and won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Hansberry was the youngest and the first black writer to receive this award.
Publish date: May 10th 2001
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Historical Fiction
, African American
, High School
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...