A Raisin In The Sun
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- Sales Rank:1,209,257
- Media:Mass Market Paperback
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- Dimensions (in):6.3 x 4 x 0.6
- Publication Date:1990
New York Times:
"The play that changed American theater forever... A seething interplay of past and present, of wisdom and passion."
First produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and hailed as a watershed in American drama. Not only a pioneering work by an African-American playwright - Lorraine Hansberry's play was also a radically new representation of black life, resolutely authentic, fiercely unsentimental, and unflinching in its vision of what happens to people whose dreams are constantly deferred.
In her portrait of an embattled Chicago family, Hansberry anticipated issues that range from generational clashes to the civil rights and women's movements. She also posed the essential questions - about identity, justice, and moral responsibility - at the heart of these great struggles. The result is an American classic.
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