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by Lorraine Hansberry

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Author: Lorraine Hansberry
ISBN: 039440713X
Publisher: Random House (January 1977)
Rating: 4.9
Formats: mbr mobi lrf lit
FB2 size: 1520 kb | EPUB size: 1746 kb | DJVU size: 1608 kb

It encompasses themes of race, suicide, homosexuality, and also focuses on individual characters learning to cope with life.

By the time of her death at age thirty-four, Lorraine Hansberry had created two electrifying masterpieces of the American theater. With A Raisin in the Sun she gave this country its most movingly authentic portrayal of black family life in the inner city.

In 1959 it hit Broadway like no other.

One of a handful of great American plays - it belongs in the inner circle, along with Death of a Salesman, Long Day's Journey Into Night and The Glass Menagerie. From the Inside Flap. Raisin in the Sun' by Lorraine Hansberry is a play that has become a true American classic. In 1959 it hit Broadway like no other. James Baldwin proclaimed, "never before in the entire history of the American theater had so much of the truth of black people's lives been seen on stage.

These two plays remain milestones in the American theater, remarkable not only for their historical value but for their continual ability to engage the imagination and heart. With an Introduction by Robert Nemiroff. By the time of her death at age thirty-four, Lorraine Hansberry had created two electrifying masterpieces of the American theater.

The Play & Playwright. The money you donate will not only help us with this production, but it will guarantee you amazing perks such as tickets and behind-the-curtain updates. Taking place in Greenwich Village, New York in the early 60's, the play depicts Sidney, an intellectual writer and his struggling actress wife, Iris. Their marriage proves difficult due to disillusionment within their bohemian culture. Alton Scales is an African-American activist and Sidney's friend who falls in love with Iris's beautiful sister Gloria, a supposed international model. Also by Lorraine Hansberry. See all books by Lorraine Hansberry. About Lorraine Hansberry

These two plays remain milestones in the American theater, remarkable not only for their historical value but for their continual ability to engage the imagination and heart.

The character Sidney Brustein is a disillusioned white Greenwich Village intellectual. Alton Scales, a black activist who loves Sidney’s sister-in-law, Gloria, persuades Sidney to support the candidacy of Wally O’Hara, a local reform politician. Sidney does so but eventually learns of O’Hara’s corruption. Sidney’s wife, Iris, is an aspiring actress who leaves him to act in television commercials. Her promising career was cut short by her early.

Comments (2)
FLIDER
Also saw an excellent production of this in Ashland OR. Very well-constructed arguments.
Efmprof
It's a great play with very interesting and complex characters but sometimes the length of the lines and discussions betwen them gets a bit pompous.