• Open Daily: 10am - 10pm
    Alley-side Pickup: 10am - 7pm

    3038 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN
    612-822-4611

Open Daily: 10am - 10pm | Alley-side Pickup: 10am - 7pm
3038 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN
612-822-4611
A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Nemiroff, Robert
Hansberry, Lorraine

Hardcover

Series: Modern Library (Hardcover)

General FictionPlays

Publisher Price: $18.00

ISBN10: 0679601724
ISBN13: 9780679601722
Publisher: Modern Lib
Published: Aug 22 1995
Pages: 176
Weight: 0.49
Height: 0.70 Width: 4.94 Depth: 7.56
Language: English
Never before, the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of black people's lives been seen on the stage, observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959.

Indeed Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on the South Side of Chicago connected profoundly with the psyche of black America--and changed American theater forever. The play's title comes from a line in Langston Hughes's poem Harlem, which warns that a dream deferred might dry up/like a raisin in the sun.

The events of every passing year add resonance to A Raisin in the Sun, said The New York Times. It is as if history is conspiring to make the play a classic. This Modern Library edition presents the fully restored, uncut version of Hansberry's landmark work with an introduction by Robert Nemiroff.

5 different editions

Also available

Also in

Plays