Raisin In The Sun: The Unfilmed Original Screenplay

by Lorraine Hansberry
Editor Robert Nemiroff

Plume | April 1, 1992 | Trade Paperback

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This edition offers Hansberry''s complete uncut screen adaptation of her play, containing at least forty percent new material that does not appear in the play.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages, 8.1 × 5.35 × 0.75 in

Published: April 1, 1992

Publisher: Plume

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0452267765

ISBN - 13: 9780452267763

Found in: History and Criticism, History and Criticism
Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Raisin In The Sun: The Unfilmed Original Screenplay

by Lorraine Hansberry
Editor Robert Nemiroff

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages, 8.1 × 5.35 × 0.75 in

Published: April 1, 1992

Publisher: Plume

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0452267765

ISBN - 13: 9780452267763

Table of Contents

A Raisin in the Sun Foreword by Jewell Handy Gresham-Nemiroff
Acknowledgments
Introduction by Margaret B. Wilkerson
Commentary: Thoughts on the Screenplay by Spike Lee
A Raisin in the Sun - The Unfilmed Original Screenplay

From the Publisher

This edition offers Hansberry''s complete uncut screen adaptation of her play, containing at least forty percent new material that does not appear in the play.

About the 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. Henry Louis Gates was born on September 16, 1950, in Keyser, West Virginia. A respected scholar in African American Studies, Gates graduated from Yale and Cambridge universities. A visit to Africa during the 1970s further developed his interest in African American literature and culture and helped him expand his theories. He is respons
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From Our Editors

The 1961 film version of A Raisin in the Sun, with a screenplay by the author, won an award at the Cannes Film Festival, even though one-third of the actual screenplay had been cut out. This completely restored screenplay is the accurate and authoritative edition of Hansberry's script, and a testiment to her accomplishment as a black woman artist

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18