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  • A Raisin in the Sun

    Lorraine Hansberry, Robert Nemiroff

    Mass Market Paperback (Vintage, Nov. 29, 2004)
    This groundbreaking play starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959. Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. Winner of the NY Drama Critic's Award as Best Play of the Year, it has been hailed as a "pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre." by Newsweek and "a milestone in the American Theatre." by Ebony.
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  • A Raisin in the Sun

    Lorraine Hansberry

    Paperback (Samuel French, Inc., June 15, 1988)
    Drama / 7m, 3f, 1 boy / Int. This groundbreaking play starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959. Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. This Thirtieth Anniversary edition was revised by the late author's husband and executor, Robert Nemiroff in 1989. Winner of the NY Drama Critic's Award as Best Play of the Year "Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre." - Newsweek "A milestone in the American Theatre." - Ebony
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  • A Raisin in the Sun

    Lorraine Hansberry

    eBook (Vintage, Nov. 2, 2011)
    "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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  • A Raisin in the Sun

    Lorraine Hansberry, Robert Nemiroff

    Hardcover (Modern Library, Aug. 22, 1995)
    "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.
  • A Raisin in the Sun

    Lorraine Hansberry

    Mass Market Paperback (Signet, Feb. 1, 1961)
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  • A Raisin in the Sun

    Lorraine Hansberry, Rutina Wesley, Judyann Elder, Mirron E. Willis, Noah Gray-Cabey, Corey Hawkins, Deidrie Henry, Terrell Tilford, James Gleason

    Audio CD (L.A. Theatre Works, Feb. 15, 2011)
    A Raisin in the Sun is a seminal American drama and a heroic testament of hope. This new recording of Lorraine Hansberry s classic play, starring Rutina Wesley from the HBO hit series True Blood, chronicles a working class African American family struggling to maintain dignity in a harsh world. With her late husband s insurance money finally in hand, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a better home. However, her children have other plans: Walter Lee wants to buy a liquor store, and Beneatha wants to go to medical school. What happens when family dreams drastically diverge? A full-cast performance featuring: Judyann Elder, James Gleason, Noah Gray-Cabey, Corey Hawkins, Deidrie Henry, Terrell Tilford, Rutina Wesley and Mirron E. Willis.
  • Raisin in the Sun, A

    Lorraine Hansberry, Judyann Elder

    MP3 CD (L.A. Theatre Works MP3-CD from Brilliance Audio, Feb. 23, 2016)
    This new recording of Lorraine Hansberry's classic play chronicles a working-class African-American family struggling to maintain dignity in a harsh world. With her late husband's insurance money finally in hand, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a better home. However, her children have other plans: Walter Lee wants to buy a liquor store, and Beneatha wants to go to medical school. What happens when family dreams drastically diverge? A Raisin in the Sun is a seminal American drama and a heroic testament to hope. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring: Judyann Elder as Lena Younger James Gleason as Karl Lindner Noah Gray-Cabey as Travis Younger Corey Hawkins as Walter Lee Younger Deidrie Henry as Ruth Younger Terrell Tilford as George Murchison Rutina Wesley as Beneatha Younger Mirron Willis as Joseph Asagai/Bobo Directed by Lou Bellamy. Recorded before a live audience.
  • Raisin in the Sun - Student Packet by Novel Units

    Novel Units

    Paperback (Novel Units, June 12, 2012)
    NOTE: Raisin in the Sun - Student Packet by Novel Unit. The book contains Activities to teach Reading,Thinking and Writing" Robust, multiple-level reproducibles offer solutions based on the latest reading strategies. The packet includes content-rich activity sheets, quizzes, and a final exam for direct student use.
  • A Raisin in the Sun

    sparknotes-editors

    Paperback (Spark Publishing, March 15, 2008)
    Updated edition with step-by-step guide to writing literary analysis, sample A+ student essay, glossary of literary terms. Complete plot summary and analysis, key facts about the work, author's historical context, analysis of major characters, suggested essay topics, themes, motifs and symbols, 25-question review quiz, explanation of important quotations.
  • A Raisin In The Sun

    Lorraine Hansberry, Robert Nemiroff

    Paperback (Vintage Books, March 15, 1994)
    A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. Vintage Books,1994
  • A Raisin in the Sun

    Lorraine Hansberry

    Hardcover (Benediction Classics, May 1, 2017)
    A Raisin in the Sun reflects Lorraine Hansberry’s childhood experiences in segregated Chicago. This electrifying masterpiece has enthralled audiences and been heaped with critical accolades. "Never before, in the entire history of the American theatre, has so much of the truth of black people's lives been seen on the stage." – James Baldwin. “A Raisin in the Sun belongs in the inner circle, along with Death of a Salesman and Long Day’s Journey into Night ” – The Washington Post. “The play that changed American theatre forever” – The New York Times.
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  • By Lorraine Hansberry A Raisin in the Sun

    Lorraine Hansberry

    Paperback (Samuel French, Inc., March 15, 1749)
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