A Raisin in the Sun PDF - Overview
A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title comes from the poem Harlem by Langston Hughes. The story tells of a Black family’s experiences in south Chicago, as they attempt to improve their financial circumstances with an insurance payout following the death of the father, and deals with matters of housing discrimination, racism, and assimilation.
In 1961, a film version of A Raisin in the Sun was released featuring its original Broadway cast of Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Ivan Dixon, Louis Gossett, Jr. and John Fiedler. Hansberry wrote the screenplay, and the film was directed by Daniel Petrie. It was released by Columbia Pictures and Ruby Dee won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress.
A Raisin in the Sun
Contents of A Raisin in the Sun
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- Title Page
- Act I
- Scene One: Friday morning.
- Scene Two: The following morning.
- Act II
- Scene One: Later, the same day.
- Scene Two: Friday night, a few weeks later.
- Scene Three: Moving day, one week later.
- Act III
- An hour later.
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