A Raisin in the Sun Book

A Raisin in the Sun


  • Author : Lorraine Hansberry
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: African Americans
  • Pages : 137
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350234314
  • Total Read : 66
  • File Size : 14,7 Mb

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A Raisin in the Sun Summary:

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.

A Raisin in the Sun Book
Score: 4.5
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A Raisin in the Sun


  • Author : Lorraine Hansberry
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 3150198402
  • Total Read : 73
  • File Size : 5,7 Mb

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A Raisin in the Sun Book

A Raisin in the Sun


  • Author : Lorraine Hansberry
  • Publisher : Spark Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 1586634550
  • Total Read : 91
  • File Size : 13,9 Mb

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A Raisin in the Sun Summary:

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Lorraine Hansberry  The Life Behind A Raisin in the Sun Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Lorraine Hansberry The Life Behind A Raisin in the Sun


  • Author : Charles J. Shields
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2022-01-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250205520
  • Total Read : 85
  • File Size : 12,8 Mb

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Lorraine Hansberry The Life Behind A Raisin in the Sun Summary:

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.

Twelve Angry Men Book
Score: 4.5
From 26 Ratings

Twelve Angry Men


  • Author : Reginald Rose
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-08-29
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : 0143104403
  • Total Read : 72
  • File Size : 5,8 Mb

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Twelve Angry Men Summary:

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.

To be Young  Gifted  and Black Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

To be Young Gifted and Black


  • Author : Lorraine Hansberry
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: African American dramatists
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 0573616760
  • Total Read : 70
  • File Size : 17,9 Mb

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To be Young Gifted and Black Summary:

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.

Gender in Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun Book

Gender in Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun


  • Author : Gary Wiener
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2011-02-10
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780737750232
  • Total Read : 75
  • File Size : 19,6 Mb

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Gender in Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun Summary:

The landmark play A Raisin in the Sun takes its title from a Langston Hughes poem which poses the questions "What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?" Focusing on a working-class African-American family in Chicago who save enough to purchase either a business in a black neighborhood or a house in a white neighborhood, the plays exposes issues of racism and gender as the women of the family make important decisions that push against both racial and gender lines. This volume discusses gender in the play, looking at how the female characters fight both racism and male chauvinism, how the play is dominated by strong female characters, and how characters resist the stereotype of the emasculating female. The book also presents contemporary perspectives on race and feminism in the twenty-first century. Contributors include Barbara Ehrenreich, Jewelle L. Gomez, and Sharon Friedman.

A Reader s Guide to Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun Book

A Reader s Guide to Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun


  • Author : Pamela Loos
  • Publisher : Enslow Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : 0766028305
  • Total Read : 66
  • File Size : 5,5 Mb

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A Reader s Guide to Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun Summary:

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.