A Raisin in the Sun: The Unfilmed Original Screenplay (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Lorraine Hansberry, Robert Nemiroff (Editor), Margaret B. Wilkerson (Introduction by)
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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.

About the Author

Lorraine Hansberry was the youngest American playwright ever to win the Best American Play Award from the New York Drama Critics' Circle. Her other worksinclude The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window and Les Blancs. She died of cancer at thirty-four.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780451183880
ISBN-10: 0451183886
Publisher: Signet Book
Publication Date: April 1995
Pages: 206
Language: English