A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Paperback - 1994
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When it was first produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for that season and hailed as a watershed in American drama. A pioneering work by an African-American playwright, the play was a radically new representation of black life. "A play that changed American theater forever."--The New York Times.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1994, c1988
Edition: First Vintage Books edition
ISBN: 9780679755333
0679755330
Characteristics: 151 pages ;,18 cm.

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seaxfamx
Oct 06, 2016

The story of an American family told in compelling and wonderful dialogue. A landmark in American theater.

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KellyReader
Apr 06, 2015

Amazing!

zruedella Jun 05, 2014

Beneatha's desire to be a doctor is amazing! It was hard to become one during her time because she was female and black.

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DUA SHEHADEH
May 04, 2014

I LOVED this play. It's characters we're brilliantly created. My favorite was by far Beneatha. This play demands emotional involvement. You can't help feeling depressed for the plight of the family because the characters are so REAL! Of all the plays we've read in my AP English class this is by far the best. It seemed very Shakespearian (another timeless playwrite) in its excellent characterization, wittisisms, and shifts between funny and tragic scenes. I'm glad the family was victorious in the end because I didn't want to go to sleep depressed (and I would have been, the book is THAT good). Lorraine Hansbury has earned every star with this play.

RainbowMunchkin Jun 02, 2013

I love this book it is so inspirational. i learned so much from this play

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RainbowMunchkin Jun 02, 2013

Coarse Language: A bit

RainbowMunchkin Jun 02, 2013

Violence: A slap or two here or there

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RainbowMunchkin Jun 02, 2013

RainbowMunchkin thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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