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Read & download é A Raisin in the Sun ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ï 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 1959Indeed Lorraine HansberTruggling 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 uplike a raisin in the su. What an outstanding playRecently I saw an excellent production of A Raisin in the Sun and it was so good I decided to reread the play I first read this in college during a course on African American Theater and as part of the class we watched the 1961 film starring Sidney Poitier in the role he debuted on Broadway in 1959 The film is great but this was my first time seeing the play performed live and it was incredibly moving The story follows the Youngers a black family in Chicago's Southside in the 1950s All the scenes are set in their cramped apartment and we uickly learn that tensions are high for the family The matriarch Mama Lena recently lost her husband and is expecting a 10000 insurance check Her son Walter is drunk with hope that he can use that money to invest in a liuor store Meanwhile Mama's daughter Beneatha is in college and wants to be a doctor but she's also juggling two very different suitors George and Asagai Walter's wife Ruth learns she's pregnant and is worried for the future The couple's young son Travis is forced to sleep on the living room couch every night and Ruth is worried things will never get betterWhat is impressive about this play is how many social issues come up in the family conversations but it never feels forced It's just life as it is and the play became a landmark not just because it was the first time a black woman wrote a play that was performed on Broadway but because of how relatable these family problems were Parents not understanding their children Children experimenting with different cultures Adults wanting their life to mean than just an hourly wage Everyone wishing for a nicer home What family can't relate to thisIf you ever have a chance to see a production of A Raisin in the Sun I highly recommend it Five stars for Lorraine HansberryNoteThe title of the play is taken from a poem by Langston HughesWhat happens to a dream deferredDoes it dry upLike a raisin in the sun Or fester like a sore —And then runDoes it stink like rotten meatOr crust and sugar over —Like a syrupy sweetMaybe it just sagsLike a heavy load Or does it explodeFavorite uotesMAMA Something has changed In my time we was worried about not being lynched and getting to the North if we could and how to stay alive and still have a pinch of dignity too Now here come you and Beneatha — talking 'bout things we ain't never even thought about hardly me and your daddy You ain't satisfied or proud of nothing we done I mean that you had a home; that we kept you out of trouble till you was grown; that you don't have to ride to work on the back of nobody's streetcar — You my children — but how different we done becomeASAGAI Then isn't there something wrong in a house — in a world — where all dreams good or bad must depend on the death of a manMAMA Child when do you think is the time to love somebody the most When they done good and made things easy for everybody Well then you ain't through learning — because that ain't the time at all It's when he's at his lowest and can't believe in hisself 'cause the world done whipped him so When you starts measuring somebody measure him right child measure him right Make sure you done taken into account what hills and valleys he come through before he got to wherever he is

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NThe 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 Nemiro. What happens to a dream deferredDoes it dry upLike a raisin in the sun from Langston Hughes' poem 'Harlem'A family of African Americans living in a flat on the south side of Chicago must decide what to do with a 10000 life insurance check being paid out after the death of the father Mama wants to realize her dream of having a real home with a garden; daughter Beneatha wants to go to medical school and become a doctor; son Walter wants to invest with friends and open a liuor store Can any of these dreams come true It's amazing how much about American life and family relationships playwright Hansberry was able to fit into the length of one 3 hour play Written in 1959 Hansberry was able to see issues that were coming to the forefront of our society not only civil rights and desegregation efforts but also feminism Many of the topics she addresses are still important today We have not put racism behind us yet as recent events show all too clearly The May 2019 book club selection for my library's Readers Roundtable group A classic play; a must read

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A Raisin in the SunNever 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 1959Indeed Lorraine Hansberry's award winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a s. Ten stars please All the stars for Ms Hansberry's haunting revealing play As fresh in 2018 as it was in 1958