Lorraine Hansberry S A Raisin In The Sun

Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573614637
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"A raisin in the sun" was seen as changing American theatre forever. Miss Hansberry forced both blacks and whites to re-examine the deferred dreams of black America. "Raisin" is about how the Younger family will spend a 10,000 dollars insurance payment it has received after its patriarch's death - and about whether the family will move into a now affordable new home in a hostile, lily-white neighbourhood. The real drama, however, is the battle for the soul and identity of Walter Lee Younger, the family's son.

Lorraine Hansberry S A Raisin In The Sun

Author: Maxine Morrin
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780878919451
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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.

Reimagining A Raisin In The Sun

Author: Rebecca Ann Rugg
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810128136
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Winner of 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winner of 2012 Tony Award for Best Play In 1959, Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun energized the conversation about how Americans live together across lines of race and difference. In Reimagining ?A Raisin in the Sun,” Rebecca Ann Rugg and Harvey Young bring together four contemporary plays?including 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner Clybourne Park?that, in their engagement with Hansberry's play, illuminate the tensions and anxieties that still surround neighborhood integration. The conversation around A Raisin in the Sun has continued unabated since its premiere fifty years ago. Rugg and Young's book will serve as a valuable resource to fans, scholars, and students alike.

Cliffsnotes On Hansberry S A Raisin In The Sun

Author: Rosetta James
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544183576
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. A Raisin in the Sun debuted in the spring of 1959 and has since been translated into more than 30 languages. It is the story of a poor black family struggling to become part of the middle class. Family hardships test the faith of all involved and the result is unexpected and filled with heartbreak. CliffsNotes on A Raisin in the Sun helps you explore this play by providing you with summaries and commentaries, chapter by chapter. You’ll also gain insight into the author Lorraine Vivian Hansberry. Other features that help you study include A list of characters and their descriptions A genealogy chart to illustrate the relationships between the characters Glossaries to help you fully understand the novel Critical essays on thematic structure, language and style, and more Suggested essay topics and related research projects for more study Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

A Reader S Guide To Lorraine Hansberry S A Raisin In The Sun

Author: Pamela Loos
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9780766028302
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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.

A Raisin In The Sun

Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307807444
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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.

Lorraine Hansberry S A Raisin In The Sun

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Chelsea House
ISBN: 9781604132021
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A guide to the American play features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical interpretations of the work.

Readings On A Raisin In The Sun

Author: Lawrence Kappel
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780737703672
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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.

Gender In Lorraine Hansberry S A Raisin In The Sun

Author: Gary Wiener
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 0737759275
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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.