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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

by: Lorraine Hansberry

by: Lorraine Hansberry

Overview

"Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre." - Newsweek

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Period
  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Cast Attributes: Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

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 ...

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