A Raisin In The Sun

A Raisin In The Sun

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Author by : Lorraine 1930-1965 Hansberry
Publisher : Hassell Street Press
Release : 2021-09-09
File : 168 Pages
ISBN : 1013448219


A Raisin In The Sun

A Raisin In The Sun

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Set in 1950s Chicago, 'A Raisin in the Sun' is the classic play about a black family's struggle for equality. The play was originally published in the USA in 1959 but has since become a standard text in American schools.

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Genre : African Americans
Author by : Lorraine Hansberry
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2021-09-23
File : 136 Pages
ISBN : 9781350234314


A Raisin In The Sun

A Raisin In The Sun

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Get your "A" in gear! They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes™ has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles. SparkNotes'™ motto is Smarter, Better, Faster because: · They feature the most current ideas and themes, written by experts. · They're easier to understand, because the same people who use them have also written them. · The clear writing style and edited content enables students to read through the material quickly, saving valuable time. And with everything covered--context; plot overview; character lists; themes, motifs, and symbols; summary and analysis, key facts; study questions and essay topics; and reviews and resources--you don't have to go anywhere else!

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Genre : Study Aids
Author by : Lorraine Hansberry
Publisher : Spark Publishing Group
Release : 2002
File : 64 Pages
ISBN : 1586634550


Lorraine Hansberry The Life Behind A Raisin In The Sun

Lorraine Hansberry The Life Behind A Raisin In The Sun

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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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Charles J. Shields
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release : 2022-01-18
File : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781250205520


Twelve Angry Men

Twelve Angry Men

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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.

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Genre : Drama
Author by : Reginald Rose
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2006-08-29
File : 96 Pages
ISBN : 0143104403


Reimagining A Raisin In The Sun

Reimagining A Raisin In The Sun

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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.

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Genre : Drama
Author by : Rebecca Ann Rugg
Publisher : Northwestern University Press
Release : 2012-04-15
File : 428 Pages
ISBN : 9780810128132


Readings On A Raisin In The Sun

Readings On A Raisin In The Sun

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Discusses the play from African American and female viewpoints, and describes its universality, various revisions and forms of the original, and parallels to the author's life.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author by : Lawrence Kappel
Publisher : Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
Release : 2001
File : 176 Pages
ISBN : 0737703687


To Be Young Gifted And Black

To Be Young Gifted And Black

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Fast paced, powerful, touching and hilarious, this kaleidoscope of constantly shifting scenes, mood and images recreates the world of a great American woman and artist, Lorraine Hansberry. Uniquely and boldly, the play dramatically weaves through her life experiences and the times that shaped her. The actors slop ingeniously into and out of a variety of challenging roles spanning her life and experiences to the ultimate confrontation when cancer strikes her. Includes brilliantly highlighted scenes from her plays as well as letters, diaries, poems and personal reminiscences. A major statement of the American Black experience.

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Genre : African American dramatists
Author by : Lorraine Hansberry
Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
Release : 1999
File : 118 Pages
ISBN : 0573616760


A Raisin In The Sun

A Raisin In The Sun

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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.

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Genre : Drama
Author by : Lorraine Hansberry
Publisher : Modern Library
Release : 1995-08-22
File : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9780679601722


Lorraine Hansberry S A Raisin In The Sun

Lorraine Hansberry S A Raisin In The Sun

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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 independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

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Genre : Study Aids
Author by : Maxine Morrin
Publisher : Research & Education Assoc.
Release : 1994
File : 81 Pages
ISBN : 0878919457