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A Raisin in the Sun (Modern Library)

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Publisher Comments:

"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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Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679601722
Other:
Hansberry, Lorraine
Publisher:
Modern Library
Author:
Hansberry, Lorraine
Author:
Nemiroff, Robert
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
American
Subject:
American drama (dramatic works by one author)
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Domestic drama.
Subject:
Afro-American families -- Drama.
Subject:
African American families
Subject:
African Americans - History - 20th century
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Edition Number:
Modern Library ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Modern Library (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
237
Publication Date:
19950831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.56x4.94x.70 in. .49 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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