A Raisin in the Sun Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

A Raisin in the Sun


  • Author : Lorraine Hansberry
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-09-23
  • Genre: African Americans
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350234314

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A Raisin in the Sun Excerpt :

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
From 6 Ratings

A Raisin in the Sun


  • Author : Lorraine Hansberry
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 3150198402

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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

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

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

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
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Twelve Angry Men


  • Author : Reginald Rose
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-08-29
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 0143104403

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Twelve Angry Men Excerpt :

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.

Reimagining A Raisin in the Sun Book

Reimagining A Raisin in the Sun


  • Author : Rebecca Ann Rugg
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-15
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810128132

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Reimagining A Raisin in the Sun Excerpt :

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.

To be Young  Gifted  and Black Book
Score: 5
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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

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To be Young Gifted and Black Excerpt :

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

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

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.

City of Gold Book

City of Gold


  • Author : MEYNE. WYATT
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-07-26
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN 10 : 1760622699

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Young actor Breythe left Kalgoorlie dreaming of a dazzling career.Now he's found himself starring in a controversial Australia Day ad that pays big, but draws the ire of his mob. Racism is subtle but persistent in an industry where directors request he darken up for 'authenticity' and typecast him as 'tracker', 'drinker' or 'thief'. Returning home, Breythes just as alienated from country and lore. His cultural capital distances him from furious brother Mateo and activist sister Carina, all of them struggling with regret and responsibility after their fathers death. Meyne Wyatt burst onto the acting scene in 2011s Silent Disco at Griffin, going on to grace our screens (The Sapphires, Redfern Now, Mystery Road) and star on the Broadway stage (Peter Pan). Now he returns to the Stables as a playwright who is as courageous as he is merciless. It may be unclear where character ends and creator begins. City of Gold is a howl of rage at the injustice, inequality and wilful amnesia of this countrys 21st century. Its an urgent play for our moment from a vital new voice. As Childish Gambino sings across the Pacific This is America, Meyne Wyatt calls back loudly This is Australia.

A Raisin in the Sun Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

A Raisin in the Sun


  • Author : Lorraine Hansberry
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release Date : 1995-08-22
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679601722

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A Raisin in the Sun Excerpt :

"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.

Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun


  • Author : Maxine Morrin
  • Publisher : Research & Education Assoc.
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN 10 : 0878919457

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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.

Understanding A Raisin in the Sun Book

Understanding A Raisin in the Sun


  • Author : Lynn Domina
  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015045697987

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Understanding A Raisin in the Sun Excerpt :

Provides historical and social context for this drama through commentary by well-known black authors, editorials, government documents, and statistics.

Tell Me How Long the Train s Been Gone Book
Score: 4
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Tell Me How Long the Train s Been Gone


  • Author : James Baldwin
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-09-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804149709

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Tell Me How Long the Train s Been Gone Excerpt :

A major work of American literature that powerfully portrays the anguish of being Black in a society that at times seems poised on the brink of total racial war. At the height of his theatrical career, the actor Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled by a heart attack. As he hovers between life and death, Baldwin shows the choices that have made him enviably famous and terrifyingly vulnerable. For between Leo's childhood on the streets of Harlem and his arrival into the intoxicating world of the theater lies a wilderness of desire and loss, shame and rage. An adored older brother vanishes into prison. There are love affairs with a white woman and a younger black man, each of whom will make irresistible claims on Leo's loyalty. Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone is overpowering in its vitality and extravagant in the intensity of its feeling.

Claudette Colvin Book
Score: 4.5
From 121 Ratings

Claudette Colvin


  • Author : Phillip Hoose
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2009-01-20
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429948210

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Claudette Colvin Excerpt :

"When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can't sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.'" – Claudette Colvin On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of being celebrated as Rosa Parks would be just nine months later, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin found herself shunned by her classmates and dismissed by community leaders. Undaunted, a year later she dared to challenge segregation again as a key plaintiff in Browder v. Gayle, the landmark case that struck down the segregation laws of Montgomery and swept away the legal underpinnings of the Jim Crow South. Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, skillfully weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history. Claudette Colvin is the 2009 National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature and a 2010 Newbery Honor Book.

The Collected Last Plays Book

The Collected Last Plays


  • Author : Lorraine Hansberry
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679755326

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The Collected Last Plays Excerpt :

Here are Lorraine Hansberry's last three plays--Les Blancs, The Drinking Gourd, and What Use Are Flowers?--representing the capstone of her achievement. Includes a new preface by Jewell Gresham Nemiroff and a revised introduction by Margaret B. Wilkerson.