Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun

Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Maxine Morrin
Publsiher: Research & Education Assoc.
Total Pages: 81
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780878919451
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun Book Excerpt:

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
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-11-02
ISBN: 0307807444
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Raisin in the Sun Book Excerpt:

"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.

Quicklet on A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

Quicklet on A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Author: Charles Limley
Publsiher: Hyperink Inc
Total Pages: 45
Release: 2011-12-14
ISBN: 161464215X
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quicklet on A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry Book Excerpt:

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
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2011-02-10
ISBN: 0737750227
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender in Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun Book Excerpt:

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.

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Publsiher: Modern Library
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1995-08-22
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Raisin in the Sun Book Excerpt:

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
Publsiher: Concord Theatricals
Total Pages: 161
Release: 1984
ISBN: 9780573614637
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Raisin in the Sun Book Excerpt:

"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].

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry,Spike Lee
Publsiher: Plume
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1992-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Raisin in the Sun Book Excerpt:

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

Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun

Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Chelsea House
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lorraine Hansberry s A Raisin in the Sun Book Excerpt:

A guide to the American play features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical interpretations of the work.

Notable Black American Women

Notable Black American Women
Author: Jessie Carney Smith
Publsiher: VNR AG
Total Pages: 842
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780810391772
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Notable Black American Women Book Excerpt:

Provides brief biographies of business executives, writers, journalists, lawyers, physicians, actresses, singers, musicians, artists, educators, religious leaders, civil rights activists, politicians, aviators, athletes, and scientists

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
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Raisin in the Sun And The Sign in Sidney Brustein s Window Book Excerpt:

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.

Lorraine Hansberry A Raisin in the Sun

Lorraine Hansberry  A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Wiltrud Frenken,Angela Luz,Brigitte Prischtt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9783140412414
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lorraine Hansberry A Raisin in the Sun Book Excerpt:

The American Midwest

The American Midwest
Author: Andrew R. L. Cayton,Richard Sisson,Chris Zacher
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 1916
Release: 2006-11-08
ISBN: 0253003490
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Midwest Book Excerpt:

This first-ever encyclopedia of the Midwest seeks to embrace this large and diverse area, to give it voice, and help define its distinctive character. Organized by topic, it encourages readers to reflect upon the region as a whole. Each section moves from the general to the specific, covering broad themes in longer introductory essays, filling in the details in the shorter entries that follow. There are portraits of each of the region's twelve states, followed by entries on society and culture, community and social life, economy and technology, and public life. The book offers a wealth of information about the region's surprising ethnic diversity -- a vast array of foods, languages, styles, religions, and customs -- plus well-informed essays on the region's history, culture and values, and conflicts. A site of ideas and innovations, reforms and revivals, and social and physical extremes, the Midwest emerges as a place of great complexity, signal importance, and continual fascination.

Black Women Playwrights

Black Women Playwrights
Author: Carol P. Marsh-Lockett,Lisa Marsh
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 227
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780815327462
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Women Playwrights Book Excerpt:

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

African American Women Playwrights

African American Women Playwrights
Author: Christy Gavin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2012-10-12
ISBN: 113652147X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African American Women Playwrights Book Excerpt:

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Lorraine Hansberry The Life Behind A Raisin in the Sun

Lorraine Hansberry  The Life Behind A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Charles J. Shields
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2022-01-18
ISBN: 1250205522
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lorraine Hansberry The Life Behind A Raisin in the Sun Book Excerpt:

The moving story of the life of the woman behind A Raisin in the Sun, the most widely anthologized, read, and performed play of the American stage, by the New York Times bestselling author of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee Written when she was just twenty-eight, Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark A Raisin in the Sun is listed by the National Theatre as one of the hundred most significant works of the twentieth century. Hansberry was the first Black woman to have a play performed on Broadway, and the first Black and youngest American playwright to win a New York Critics’ Circle Award. Charles J. Shields’s authoritative biography of one of the twentieth century’s most admired playwrights examines the parts of Lorraine Hansberry’s life that have escaped public knowledge: the influence of her upper-class background, her fight for peace and nuclear disarmament, the reason why she embraced Communism during the Cold War, and her dependence on her white husband—her best friend, critic, and promoter. Many of the identity issues about class, sexuality, and race that she struggled with are relevant and urgent today. This dramatic telling of a passionate life—a very American life through self-reinvention—uses previously unpublished interviews with close friends in politics and theater, privately held correspondence, and deep research to reconcile old mysteries and raise new questions about a life not fully described until now.

Women in Literature

Women in Literature
Author: Michael B. Snyder
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780313313462
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Literature Book Excerpt:

Looks at gender-related themes in ninety-six of the most frequently taught works of fiction, including "Anna Karenina," "Brave New World," "Great Expectations," and "Lord of the Flies."

Africans and the Politics of Popular Culture

Africans and the Politics of Popular Culture
Author: Toyin Falola,Augustine Agwuele
Publsiher: University Rochester Press
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1580463312
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Africans and the Politics of Popular Culture Book Excerpt:

Explores the instrumentalization of various aspects of popular culture in Africa.

The Sixties Center Stage

The Sixties  Center Stage
Author: James M. Harding,Cindy Rosenthal
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2017-04-06
ISBN: 0472053361
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sixties Center Stage Book Excerpt:

The Sixties, Center Stage offers rich insights into the innovative and provocative political underpinnings of mainstream and popular performances in the 1960s. While much critical attention has been focused on experimental and radical theater of the period, the essays confirm that mainstream performances not only merit more scholarly attention than they have received, but through serious examination provide an important key to understanding the 1960s as a period. The introduction provides a broad overview of the social, political, and cultural contexts of artistic practices in mainstream theater from the mid-fifties to mid-seventies. Readers will find detailed examinations of the mainstream’s surprising attention to craft and innovation; to the rich exchange between European and American theatres; to the rise of regional theaters; and finally, to popular cultural performances that pushed the conceptual boundaries of mainstream institutions. The book looks afresh at productions of Hair, Cabaret, Raisin in the Sun, and Fiddler on the Roof, as well as German theater, and performances outside the Democratic National Convention of 1968.

African Diasporas

African Diasporas
Author: Aija Poikāne-Daumke
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9783825896126
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Diasporas Book Excerpt:

Various Afro-German literary and cultural initiatives, arose as a response to the experience of being marginalized to the point of invisibility within a dominant Eurocentric culture. This book contributes to the understanding of German literature as multi-ethnic and of the the transatlantic networks operating in the African Diasporas. Aija Poikane-Daumke taught several seminars on Afro-German and African-American literature at the University of Dortmund (Germany).

Critical Pedagogy

Critical Pedagogy
Author: Barry Kanpol
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780897895521
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Pedagogy Book Excerpt:

This revised edition explores additional steps in becoming a critical pedagogist.