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A Raisin in the Sun

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This groundbreaking play starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959. Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school.

The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. Winner of the NY Drama Critic's Award as Best Play of the Year, it has been hailed as a "pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre." by Newsweek and "a milestone in the American Theatre." by Ebony.

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Feb 23, 2016, L.A. Theatre Works MP3-CD from Brilliance Audio
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2011, LA Theatre Works
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Raisin in the Sun
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A raisin in the sun, Lorraine Hansberry
2007, Spark Pub.
in English
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A raisin in the sun: a drama in three acts
2002, Random House
in English - 2002 Random House ed
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A Raisin in the Sun
May 7, 2002, Random House
in English
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A Raisin in the Sun
May 10, 2001, Methuen Drama
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A raisin in the sun: with connections
2000, Holt, Rinehart and Winston
in English
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A raisin in the sun
2000, Globe Fearon Educational Publisher
in English
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Raisin in the Sun
October 1999, Tandem Library
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Raisin in the Sun
February 1999, Novel Units
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A Raisin in the Sun: Curriculum Unit (Drama Series)
December 1997, Center for Learning
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A Raisin in the sun
1995, The Modern Library
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A raisin in the sun: and, The sign in Sidney Brustein's window
1995, Vintage Books
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A raisin in the sun
1995, The Modern Library
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A Raisin in the Sun: The Unfilmed Original Screenplay
April 1, 1995, Signet
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Raisin in the Sun: The Unfilmed Original Screenplay
April 1995, Tandem Library
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A Raisin in the Sun
1994, Anchor Books
Paperback
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A raisin in the sun
1994, Vintage Books
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A raisin in the sun: the unfilmed original screenplay
1994, Signet
in English
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A raisin in the sun: the unfilmed original screenplay
1994, Signet
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A raisin in the sun: the unfilmed original screenplay
1992, Plume Book
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Raisin in the Sun, A
January 1, 1991, Caedmon
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Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun.
1988, S. French
in English - 30th anniversary ed. (rev.).
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Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun.
1988, French
in English - 30th Anniversary edition [revised].
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A raisin in the sun
1988, New American Library
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A raisin in the sun
1988, Signet published by the Penguin Group
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A Raisin in the Sun: Play
July 1, 1987, Plume
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Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun.
1984, S. French
in English - 25th anniversary ed., rev.
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A Raisin in the Sun
July 1977, Perfection Learning Prebound
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A Raisin in the Sun
March 1, 1970, Signet
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A Raisin in the Sun
January 1, 1969, Signet
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A Raisin in the Sun
January 1, 1969, Signet
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A raisin in the sun.
1966, New American Library
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A raisin in the sun
1966, New American Library
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A Raisin in the Sun
February 1, 1961, Signet
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A Raisin in the Sun
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A Raisin in the Sun
February 1, 1961, Signet
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A Raisin in the Sun
February 1, 1961, Signet
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A Raisin in the Sun
February 1, 1961, Signet
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A Raisin in the Sun
February 1, 1961, Signet
Paperback
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A Raisin in the Sun
February 1, 1961, Signet
in English
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A Raisin in the Sun
February 1, 1961, Signet
Paperback
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A Raisin in the Sun
February 1, 1961, Signet
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A Raisin in the Sun
February 1, 1961, Signet
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A raisin in the sun: a drama in three acts
1959, Random House
in English
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A Raisin in the Sun
June 1959, Samuel French Inc Plays
Paperback in English - 30th Anniversary Ed. (Rev.) edition
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Raisin in the Sun
July 12, 1959, Random House
in English
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A raisin in the sun: a drama in three acts.
1959, Random House
in English
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Raisin in the Sun
July 12, 1959, Random House
in English
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A raisin in the sun: a drama in three acts
1959, Random House
in English
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A raisin in the sun
1958, Signet
in English
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A Raisin in the Sun.
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A raisin in the sun
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A Raisin in the Sun

First published in 1958



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This groundbreaking play starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959. Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school.

The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. Winner of the NY Drama Critic's Award as Best Play of the Year, it has been hailed as a "pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre." by Newsweek and "a milestone in the American Theatre." by Ebony.

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Library of Congress PS3558.U832 R35 2000
Dewey 812/.54

A Raisin in the Sun

This edition was published in by Anchor Books


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OL24326578M
ISBN 13
9780679755333

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