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Raisin in the Sun The Unfilmed Original Screenplay

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ISBN-10: 0452267765

ISBN-13: 9780452267763

Edition: 2000

Authors: Lorraine Hansberry, Robert Nemiroff, Henry Louis Gates, Spike Lee, Michael Shugrue

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

American playwright Lorraine Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930 in Chicago. After attending the University of Wisconsin for two years and then studying painting in Chicago and Mexico, Hansberry moved to New York in 1950. There she held a number of odd jobs to make ends meet while trying to establish her writing career. Hansberry wrote her first play A Raisin in the Sun in 1959. The first drama by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of a working-class black family in Chicago. The production won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, and in 1961, the film version, starring Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee, received a special award at the Cannes Film…