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Lorraine Hansberry (1930–1965)

Autor/a de A Raisin in the Sun

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Sobre l'autor

American playwright Lorraine Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930 in Chicago. After attending the University of Wisconsin for two years and then studying painting in Chicago and Mexico, Hansberry moved to New York in 1950. There she held a number of odd jobs to make ends meet while trying to mostra'n més establish her writing career. Hansberry wrote her first play A Raisin in the Sun in 1959. The first drama by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of a working-class black family in Chicago. The production won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, and in 1961, the film version, starring Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee, received a special award at the Cannes Film Festival. Hansberry's next play, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, a drama set in Greenwich Village, had a short run on Broadway in 1964. Hansberry's promising career was tragically cut short by her premature death on January 12, 1965. She was 34 years old. The plays To Be Young, Gifted and Black and Les Blancs were adapted from Hansberry's early writings by her ex-husband Robert Nemiroff. Both plays were produced off-Broadway, in 1969 and 1970 respectively. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Lorraine Hansberry

A Raisin in the Sun (1959) — Autor — 5,562 exemplars, 78 ressenyes
To Be Young, Gifted and Black (1969) 353 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Raisin in the Sun [1961 film] (1961) — Screenwriter — 115 exemplars
The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window [three acts] (1964) 34 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Les Blancs (1972) 13 exemplars
Three Negro Plays (1969) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars

Obres associades

Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought (1995) — Col·laborador — 236 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Masterpieces of the Drama (1966) — Col·laborador — 180 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Nine Plays by Black Women (1986) — Playwright — 86 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women's Humor (1997) — Col·laborador — 78 exemplars
Four Contemporary American Plays (1961) — Col·laborador — 51 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Monologues Women: 50 Speeches from the Contemporary Theatre (v. 1) (1976) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
Harlem U.S.A. (1964) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
Twentieth-Century American Drama (2000) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Best American Plays: 6th Series, 1963-1967 (1971) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
Black Theater USA : 45 Plays By Black Americans : 1847-1974 (1973) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
A Raisin in the Sun [2008 TV movie] (2008) — Original play — 16 exemplars
Let Us Be Men (1969) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars


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Memorable passages, but largely incoherent as a play. Hansberry surrounds the Brusteins, whose disintegrating marriage is dramatised with some subtlety, with a supporting cast of clichés: the black ex-Communist, the gay modernist playwright, the uptown, uptight older sister, the hooker with a heart of gold, the sell-out politician. Lots of discussion about Daddy issues and other mid-century obsessions. I note that subsequent revival was extensively revised, from three acts to two.
booksaplenty1949 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jun 29, 2024 |
Walter Younger is a man who cannot accept the place society forced on him: as a chauffeur to a wealthy white man, he is constantly thinking about his plan to starting his own business. As _A Raisin in the Sun_ unfolds, you cannot help but think that Walter is a tragic figure, his flaw being his willingness to sacrifice his family's happiness on the altar of his own ambition. Walter's sister, Bennie, is torn between two men - the wealthy George and the Nigerian scholar Asagai. Walter's mother must decide how to spend the insurance money that she receives from her husband's death. The play does not have a typically tragic ending , but you get the sense that the Younger family's struggles are just beginning.… (més)
jonbrammer | Hi ha 77 ressenyes més | Jul 1, 2023 |
Classic American play that everyone should read at some point in their life. I have been blessed to read it multiple times and will be seeing the video versions very soon. Sidney Poitier is always my favorite Walter!
Leann | Hi ha 77 ressenyes més | Jun 27, 2023 |
I loved this story, my first play book that I read. So much humanity in this book, the good, the ugly, and how to keep dreaming despite the hardships and awful truth of reality, at times. The characters were great and became a part of me. Looking forward to seeing this as a real life play someday.
MorrisonLibrary21512 | Hi ha 77 ressenyes més | Jan 11, 2023 |



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