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The Resource A raisin in the sun : the unfilmed original screenplay, Lorraine Hansberry ; edited by Robert Nemiroff ; foreword by Jewell Handy Gresham-Nemiroff ; introduction by Margaret B. Wilkerson ; with a commentary by Spike Lee

A raisin in the sun : the unfilmed original screenplay, Lorraine Hansberry ; edited by Robert Nemiroff ; foreword by Jewell Handy Gresham-Nemiroff ; introduction by Margaret B. Wilkerson ; with a commentary by Spike Lee

Label
A raisin in the sun : the unfilmed original screenplay
Title
A raisin in the sun
Title remainder
the unfilmed original screenplay
Statement of responsibility
Lorraine Hansberry ; edited by Robert Nemiroff ; foreword by Jewell Handy Gresham-Nemiroff ; introduction by Margaret B. Wilkerson ; with a commentary by Spike Lee
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This groundbreaking play starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959. Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school." -- publisher's information
  • The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. Winner of the NY Drama Critic's Award as Best Play of the Year, it has been hailed as a "pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre." by Newsweek and "a milestone in the American Theatre." by Ebony
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-1965
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hansberry, Lorraine
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1997.3 .R35 H36 1992
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Nemiroff, Robert
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
African American families
Target audience
general
Label
A raisin in the sun : the unfilmed original screenplay, Lorraine Hansberry ; edited by Robert Nemiroff ; foreword by Jewell Handy Gresham-Nemiroff ; introduction by Margaret B. Wilkerson ; with a commentary by Spike Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Note
A screenplay
Control code
ocm25410753
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xlvii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780452267763
Lccn
92053556
System control number
(Sirsi) i0452267765
Label
A raisin in the sun : the unfilmed original screenplay, Lorraine Hansberry ; edited by Robert Nemiroff ; foreword by Jewell Handy Gresham-Nemiroff ; introduction by Margaret B. Wilkerson ; with a commentary by Spike Lee
Publication
Note
A screenplay
Control code
ocm25410753
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xlvii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780452267763
Lccn
92053556
System control number
(Sirsi) i0452267765

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