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A Raisin in the Sun
Contributor(s): Hansberry, Lorraine (Author)

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ISBN: 0679755330     ISBN-13: 9780679755333
Publisher: Vintage
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: November 2004

Annotation: When it was first produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for that season and hailed as a watershed in American drama. A pioneering work by an African-American playwright, the play was a radically new representation of black life. "A play that changed American theater forever."--The New York Times.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Drama | American - African American
- Drama | Women Authors
Dewey: 812.54
LCCN: 94020636
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 4.1" W x 6.7" (0.20 lbs) 160 pages
- Cultural Region - Great Lakes
- Cultural Region - Midwest
- Demographic Orientation - Urban
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Geographic Orientation - Illinois
- Catalog Heading - Language Arts
- Curriculum Strand - Language Arts
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 56457
Reading Level: 5.5   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 5.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
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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