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Raisin in the Sun : The Unfilmed Original Screenplay (Reprint) (Paperback) (Lorraine Hansberry)
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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 beforeA 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," saidThe 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.
A black family is united in love and pride as they struggle to overcome poverty and harsh living conditions, in this original and uncut screenplay, written in 1959, that tells the powerful story of an embattled Chicago family. Reissue.
Number of Pages: 206
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Street Date: April 1, 1995
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-5372