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A Raisin in the Sun: The Unfilmed Original Screenplay

A Raisin in the Sun: The Unfilmed Original Screenplay

Lorraine Hansberry

ISBN: 9780451183880

This landmark volume brings readers an epic, eloquent work--the only edition available of the original script Lorraine Hansberry wrote to transform her incomparable stage play into film. This edition restores all deletions and brings readers the complete screenplay. Commentary by Spike Lee.

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The Unfilmed Original Screenplay of an American classic.
This is a landmark volume of the epic, original film script written by Lorraine Hansberry, adapted from her stage play. But movie audiences did not know that nearly a third of her powerful screenplay had been cut. This edition restores all of these deletions and delivers the screenplay that is true to Hansberry's vision.
Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry

When Lorraine Hansberry’s (1930-1965)A Raisin in the Sun appeared on Broadway in 1959, the artist became at twenty-nine the youngest American playwright, the fifth woman, and the only African American to date to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play of the Year. The play represented a landmark. In its authentic depiction of Black American life, and the vivid demonstration of so ... view full profile

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