A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Release: 2021-09-23
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781350234314
Language: en
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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.

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 236
ISBN: 3150198402
Language: en
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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Release: 2002
Editor: Spark Publishing Group
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1586634550
Language: en
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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!

Lorraine Hansberry The Life Behind A Raisin in the Sun

Lorraine Hansberry  The Life Behind A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Charles J. Shields
Release: 2022-01-18
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781250205520
Language: en
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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.

Twelve Angry Men

Twelve Angry Men
Author: Reginald Rose
Release: 2006-08-29
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 77
ISBN: 9781440627187
Language: en
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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.

Reimagining A Raisin in the Sun

Reimagining A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Rebecca Ann Rugg,Harvey Young
Release: 2012-04-15
Editor: Northwestern University Press
Pages: 428
ISBN: 9780810128132
Language: en
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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.

To be Young Gifted and Black

To be Young  Gifted  and Black
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Release: 1999
Editor: Samuel French, Inc.
Pages: 118
ISBN: 0573616760
Language: en
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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.

Readings on A Raisin in the Sun

Readings on A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lawrence Kappel
Release: 2001
Editor: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0737703687
Language: en
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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.

Lorraine Hansberry s The Sign in Sidney Brustein s Window

Lorraine Hansberry s The Sign in Sidney Brustein s Window
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Release: 1986
Editor: Samuel French, Inc.
Pages: 143
ISBN: 0573615411
Language: en
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This is the probing, hilarious and provocative story of Sidney, a disenchanted Greenwich Village intellectual, his wife Iris, an aspiring actress, and their colorful circle of friends and relations. Set against the shenanigans of a stormy political campaign, the play follows its characters in their unorthodox quests for meaningful lives in an age of corruption, alienation and cynicism. With compassion, humor and poignancy, the author examines questions concerning the fragility of love, morality and ethics, interracial relationships, drugs, rebellion, conformity and especially withdrawal from or commitment to the world.

Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin
Author: Phillip Hoose
Release: 2009-01-20
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781429948210
Language: en
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"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.

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Release: 1995-08-22
Editor: Modern Library
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780679601722
Language: en
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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.

Tell Me How Long the Train s Been Gone

Tell Me How Long the Train s Been Gone
Author: James Baldwin
Release: 2013-09-17
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780804149709
Language: en
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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.

Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun

Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Maxine Morrin
Release: 1994
Editor: Research & Education Assoc.
Pages: 81
ISBN: 0878919457
Language: en
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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.

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Release: 1984
Editor: Concord Theatricals
Pages: 161
ISBN: 0573614636
Language: en
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"The Broadway revival of 'A Raisin in the Sun' was produced by Scott Rudin at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on April 3, 2014. The production was directed by Kenny Leon, with set design by Mark Thompson..."--Page [9].

Understanding A Raisin in the Sun

Understanding A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lynn Domina,Lorraine Hansberry
Release: 1998
Editor: Greenwood
Pages: 184
ISBN: UOM:39015045697987
Language: en
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Provides historical and social context for this drama through commentary by well-known black authors, editorials, government documents, and statistics.

God s Feminist Movement

God s Feminist Movement
Author: Amber Picota
Release: 2016-07-19
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780768409352
Language: en
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Experience True Liberation by Seeing Your Beauty, Femininity, and Freedom From Heavens Point of View Has Christianity kept women trapped in the stone age? In many ways, yes; but this is not by Gods design. As society offers women opportunities to explore outer-space and govern nations, the church often stifles and limits them. The tide is changing, though. Amber Picotas Gods Feminist Movement is a new covenant manifesto calling women to embrace their true identity in Christ and fulfill their destiny as revolutionaries who shape the course of history with the Kingdom of God. There is a powerful new feminist movement emerging in the body of Christ. Its not politically driven and its not being championed by an uprising of angry man-haters. Based on an intense study of Scripture, factoring in historical and contextual hermeneutics and original languages, Picota shares a practical, non-legalistic, and non-traditional (yet deeply Biblical) look at topics that women commonly face, such as: Dating and Modesty Female Leaders in the Church Submission in Marriage Beauty and Self-Image Celebrate the power and beauty of womanhood. God has given you permission to change the worldby being you! Break off religious traditions that keep women trapped in old school legalism and move beyond Christian clichs that minimize a womans true position in Christ!

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Emily Hutchinson
Release: 2000
Editor: Globe Fearon
Pages: 102
ISBN: 0835955427
Language: en
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A play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from gringing frustrations.

Theme Analysis Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun

Theme Analysis  Lorraine Hansberry s  A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Gabriel Sutton
Release: 2012-08-06
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Pages: 6
ISBN: 9783656253341
Language: en
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Essay from the year 2011 in the subject American Studies - Literature, The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, course: ENG 502, language: English, abstract: Lorraine Hansberry’s Tony Award-nominated play, A Raisin in the Sun, spotlights the dreams and struggles of an African American family in mid-1950s Chicago. This was a time before affirmative action, when racial tensions were at their peak. Changes in public opinion and legislation were leading to race riots all over the nation. Through character relationships, dialogue and conflict, Lorraine Hansberry shows how classism, discrimination and gender roles inhibited minorities at the height of the Civl Rights Movement.

Gender in Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun

Gender in Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Gary Wiener
Release: 2011-02-10
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780737750225
Language: en
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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.

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Release: 1995-08-22
Editor: Modern Library
Pages: 135
ISBN: STANFORD:36105018258900
Language: en
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A black family is united in love and pride as they struggle to overcome poverty and harsh living conditions, in the 1959 play about an embattled Chicago family.