A great story with powerful messages.
Excellent, old screenplay book. Real people, real drama.... I loved this book and have read it many , many times!
Excellent play. I read it in school and have read it several times since. It is a classic.
This is a must read book,It about poor black family, who was struggling in their life and didn't have enough to live. It mostly encourage those who doesn't have as much that even though,but you can still make life successful by working hard and don't be discourage by rich people. I love the fact that the little money they get they want to better them self by going to school.
Hansberry's play is both enjoyable and painful. A picture of a time in our history that was shameful, and the pain of the family is shared with the reader. Once you have read the play, see the movie, too. They did a great job of it!
A beautiful, lovable play. It is affectionately human, funny and touching. . . . A work of theatrical magic in which the usual barrier between audience and stage disappears.
When it was first produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded teh New York Drama Critics Circle Award and hailed as a watershed in America Drama. Not only was it a pioneering work by an African-American playwright - Lorraine Hansberry's play was also a radically new representation of black life, one that was resolutely authentic, fiercely unsentimental, and unflinching in it's vision of what happens to people whoes dreams are constantly deferred.
In her portrait of an embattled Chicago family, Hansberry anticipated issues that range from generational clashes to civil rights and women's movements. She also posed the essential questions-about identity, justice and moral responsiblity-at the heart of these great struggles. The result is a work that captivated audiences from every walk of life and has become a classic of American letters.
read it before you see the broadway play!