A Raisin in the Sun

By | June 29, 2017
A Raisin in the Sun Author Lorraine Hansberry
ISBN-10 0679755330
ISBN-13 9780679755333
Year 2004-11-29
Pages 151
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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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 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

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