A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Pages: 135
ISBN: 9780679601722
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: Modern Library (Hardcover)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Pages: 151
ISBN: 9780679755333
Available:
Release: 1994
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An African-American family is united in love and pride as they struggle to overcome poverty and harsh living conditions, in the award-winning 1959 play about an embattled Chicago family

A Raisin in the Sun

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

Explanation of the Book:

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!

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Pages: 142
ISBN: UOM:39015056943106
Available:
Release: 1959
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A three-act play concerned with the tensions in a black middle-class family in Chicago." --

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Pages: 161
ISBN: 9780573614637
Available:
Release: 1984
Editor: Concord Theatricals
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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].

Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun

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

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 206
ISBN: 1439507449
Available:
Release: 2008-06-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0030550998
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Holt Rinehart & Winston
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780307807441
Available:
Release: 2011-11-02
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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 And The Sign in Sidney Brustein s Window

A Raisin in the Sun   And  The Sign in Sidney Brustein s Window
Author: Lorraine Hansberry,Robert Nemiroff,Amiri Baraka
Pages: 340
ISBN: STANFORD:36105017084513
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Raisin In The Sun: An insurance check can allow the Youngers to escape their frustrating life in a crowded Chicago apartment, but escape means different things to each family member. -- The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window: A disillusioned intellectual is presuaded to support a local reform candidate whom he eventually learns is corrupt.

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Pages: 95
ISBN: 3125788102
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: Ernst Klett Sprachen
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Quicklet on A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

Quicklet on A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Author: Charles Limley
Pages: 45
ISBN: 9781614642152
Available:
Release: 2011-12-14
Editor: Hyperink Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Lorraine Hansberry was born May 19, 1930 and grew up, like the characters in A Raisin in the Sun, in Chicago's South Side. She attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison, but left in 1950 before graduating. She then moved to New York City where she began working as a writer. A Raisin in the Sun is her most well known work. It was first produced on Broadway in 1959, and its success made Hansberry the first African American playwright to win the Best Play of the Year Award from the New York Drama Critics. Hansberry's promising career was cut short, however, when she died January 12, 1965 of pancreatic cancer. A Raisin in the Sun has become a landmark in American literature and drama. James Baldwin gave high praise to the work, writing that never before in the entire history of the American theater had so much of the truth of black people's lives been seen on the stag. First produced in 1959 when Hansberry was only 29 years old, it won the Best Play Award of the New York Drama Critics. It has since been adapted for film, television, and musical theater, and has been performed thousands of times around the United States, as well as on stages around the world in over 30 languages. Along with the popular and critical acclaim of the original stage production, these various adaptations of A Raisin in the Sun have been nominated for multiple Tony Awards, Cannes Festival Awards, and several Golden Globe awards.

Gender in Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Reimagining A Raisin in the Sun

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A Reader s Guide to Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun

A Reader s Guide to Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Pamela Loos
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0766028305
Available:
Release: 2008-01-01
Editor: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Pages: 198
ISBN: 0395775523
Available:
Release: 1996-03
Editor: McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author writes of her childhood experiences with racism.

To be Young Gifted and Black

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Lorraine Hansberry A Raisin in the Sun

Lorraine Hansberry  A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Wiltrud Frenken,Angela Luz,Brigitte Prischtt
Pages: 98
ISBN: 314041241X
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Language: de

Explanation of the Book:

Pan Africanism and Black Assimilation in Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun

Pan Africanism and Black Assimilation in Lorraine Hansberry s  A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Jakub Duch
Pages: 24
ISBN: 3346090582
Available:
Release: 2019-12-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Hamburg, language: English, abstract: This seminar paper explains the historical and biographical background of Lorraine Hansberry's writing "A Raisin in the Sun". The African American intelligentsia has always been torn between assimilating into a society built by and for white people, and the longing for a deeper connection with Africa and its cultures. Hansberry, the most talented African American playwright of the post-war era, tackles this issue by using two male figures as antagonists in her play which is one of the all-time classics of black American literature. Apart from its witty dialogues and the realistic and authentic characters, the many issues the play comments on make it stand out. For an analyst of literature, there are many possibilities of examining it further. One possibility could be the role segregation (and the struggle to overcome it) plays in "A Raisin in the Sun", since Lorraine Hansberry's father fought in court for his right to move into a predominately white neighborhood. Another way of studying the play could perhaps lay the focus onto Hansberry's feminism and the representation of gender roles in it, since it features various strong female characters. One could also analyze the play as a comment on capitalist ideology, the American dream and the poor's desperate quest for material well-being. However, I decided to analyze the actions of two characters that symbolically stand for two different ways African Americans can choose: identification with blackness and Africa and assimilationism are represented by the characters of Asagai and George Murchison, respectively. The stark contrast between the two, the scenario of Beneatha choosing between them, and the way Hansberry employed the literary technique of personification were the reason this aspect of the play appeared the most interesting.

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry,Spike Lee
Pages: 206
ISBN: UOM:39015027285157
Available:
Release: 1992
Editor: Prentice Hall
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Black family is united in love and pride as they struggle to overcome poor living conditions