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18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: brownbear873 | Category: Essay our education system pakistan

A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. [1] The title comes from the poem "Harlem" (also known as " A Dream Deferred " [2] ) by Langston Hughes. The story tells of a black family's experiences in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago 's Woodlawn neighborhood as they attempt to "better" themselves with an insurance payout following the death of the father. The New York Drama Critics' Circle named it the best play of 1959.

Walter and Ruth Younger, their son Travis, along with Walter's mother Lena (Mama) and Walter's sister Beneatha, live in poverty in a dilapidated two-bedroom apartment on Chicago's south side. Walter is barely making a living as a limousine driver. Though Ruth is content with their lot, Walter is not and desperately wishes to become wealthy. His plan is to invest in a liquor store in partnership with Willy and Bobo, street-smart acquaintances of Walter's.

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    lazyrabbit571 18 Jan 2017 07:01

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    tinybird179 18 Jan 2017 01:30

    ARaisin in the Sun, written by Lorraine Hansberry and produced on stage in 1959, marks a watershed moment in American theater. On the face of it, A Raisin.

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    Lobco 18 Jan 2017 06:41

    A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. The story is based upon a family s own experiences growing up in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago s Woodlawn neighborhood. A Raisin in the Sun was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway, as well as the first play with a black director (Lloyd Richards) on Broadway. http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/raisin/ http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/LitN. http://www.pinkmonkey.com/booknotes/monk. http://www.gradesaver.com/ClassicNotes/T. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raisin_in_the_Sun http://town.hall.org/radio/HarperAudio/355_harp_00_ITH.html

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    мuно 18 Jan 2017 03:01

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    greenladybug523 18 Jan 2017 05:35

    It was a plan by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959.