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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun( )
Author: Hansberry, Lorraine
Publication Date:Mar 1998
Publisher:Hawker Brownlow Education
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $16.95
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The Insight series is a comprehensive literary analysis and activities program. These guides are designed for years 6-12 literature program for average and above average students. It is based upon a response-to-literature model that includes three types of general responses: pre reading (the personal, imaginative entry response), close reading (the analysis and interpretation response) and post reading (the evaluation response). These books require students to use critical reading...
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Detailed Subjects: Drama / American / General
Author Biography
Hansberry, Lorraine (Author)
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 Festival. Hansberry's next play, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, a drama set in Greenwich Village, had a short run on Broadway in 1964.

Hansberry's promising career was tragically cut short by her premature death on January 12, 1965. She was 34 years old. The plays To Be Young, Gifted and Black and Les Blancs were adapted from Hansberry's early writings by her ex-husband Robert Nemiroff. Both plays were produced off-Broadway, in 1969 and 1970 respectively.


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