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Hansberry, Lorraine 1930-1965

Overview
Works: 347 works in 1,191 publications in 7 languages and 41,736 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Domestic drama  Film adaptations  History  Biographies  Acting editions  Historical drama  Fiction  Pictorial works  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: PS3515.A515, 812.54
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Most widely held works by Lorraine Hansberry
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

229 editions published between 1951 and 2021 in 8 languages and held by 5,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three-act play concerned with the tensions in a middle-class African American family living on Chicago's Southside in the 1950s
To be young, gifted, and black : Lorraine Hansberry in her own words by Robert Nemiroff( Book )

47 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prose and dramatic writings of Lorraine Hansberry provide autobiographical information about the author's life, thoughts, feelings, and career
A raisin in the sun by Daniel Petrie( Visual )

31 editions published between 1961 and 2018 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations
A raisin in the sun : a drama in three acts by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

46 editions published between 1958 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A three-act play concerned with the tensions in a black middle-class family in Chicago." --
Black theater, U.S.A. : forty-five plays by Black Americans, 1847-1974 by James V Hatch( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Various themes and styles are represented in this anthology of comic and tragic works by Black American playwrights
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Recording )

35 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1950s Chicago, three generations of Youngers live in a run-down apartment. As these black Americans struggle to overcome a variety of challenges, hope suddenly looms on the horizon. The family's matriarch is poised to receive insurance money from her husband's death
Les blancs : the collected last plays of Lorraine Hansberry by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the time of her death in 1965, Lorraine Hansberry's reputation as one of America's leading playwrights rested primarily on one play, "A Raisin in the Sun", a major work of our time. Until the off-Broadway production in 1969 of "To Be Young, Gifted and Black", Miss Hansberry had become a part of theatrical history which is to say, almost forgotten.. It was assumed that nothing in her work was relevant to the sixties. But that assumption could only have been made by those who had not returned to it but retained only shadowy and impressionistic memories of early productions. Far from being outdated and irrelevant to the black struggles of today, Miss Hansberry's writing anticipates and illuminates the struggles which black people in this land are carrying on right now. -- From publisher's description
A raisin in the sun, and ; The sign in Sidney Brustein's window by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the time of her death thirty years ago, at the tragically young age of thirty-four, Lorraine Hansberry had created two electrifying masterpieces of the American theater. With A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry gave this country its most movingly authentic portrayal of black family life in the inner city. Barely five years later, with The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Hansberry gave us an unforgettable portrait of a man struggling with his individual fate in an age of racial and social injustice. These two plays remain milestones in the American theater, remarkable not only for their historical value but for their continued ability to engage the imagination and the heart
The movement : documentary of a struggle for equality by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 1984 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hundreds of black & white photographs chronicling the civil rights movement. Captions and accompanying text by Lorraine Hansberry, American playwright. Photographers include Danny Lyon, Don Charles, Norris McNamara, Frank Dandridge and others
The collected last plays by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are Lorraine Hansberry's last three plays--Les Blancs, The Drinking Gourd, and What Use Are Flowers'--representing the capstone of her achievement. Includes a new preface by Jewell Gresham Nemiroff and a revised introduction by Margaret B. Wilkerson. From the Trade Paperback edition
To be young, gifted and black by Lorraine Hansberry( Visual )

15 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program consists of excerpts from the 1969 off- Broadway production at the Cherry Lane Theater (1968-69) of "To be young, gifted and black: The world of Lorraine Hansberry", adapted by Robert Nemiroff (Hansberry's widower) and directed by Gene Frankel
Say it loud : great speeches on civil rights and African American identity( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the text and audio recordings of famous African American political speeches, by individuals ranging from Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. to Condoleezza Rice and Barack Obama
Best American plays( )

in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A raisin in the sun ; and the sign in Sidney Brustein's window by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

15 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Black family suddenly has a way to realize the American Dream and escape from their Southside Chicago tenement to a white, middle-class neighborhood.\Play concerning a young couple, journalist and actress, living in Greenwich Village
The sign in Sidney Brustein's window, a drama in three acts by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

30 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the probing, hilarious and provocative story of Sidney, a disenchanted Greenwich Village intellectual, his wife Iris, an aspiring actress, and their colorful circle of friends and relations. Set against the shenanigans of a stormy political campaign, the play follows its characters in their unorthodox quests for meaningful lives in an age of corruption, alienation and cynicism. With compassion, humor and poignancy, the author examines questions concerning the fragility of love, morality and ethics, interracial relationships, drugs, rebellion, conformity and especially withdrawal from or commitment to the world
A raisin in the sun( Visual )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Members of an African American family living in a cramped Chicago apartment, in this deeply resonant tale of dreams deferred. Following the death of their patriarch, the Youngers await a life insurance check they hope will change their circumstances, but tensions arise over how best to use the money
Lorraine Hansberry : the Black experience in the creation of drama( Visual )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the artistic growth and vision of the black playwright Lorraine Hansberry, largely in her own words and in her own voice. Describes the author's childhood in Chicago, student days at the University of Wisconsin, work as a journalist in Harlem, life as a housewife in Greenwich Village, and success on Broadway
To be young, gifted, and black by Robert Nemiroff( Recording )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To be young, gifted and black is a portrait of a truly remarkable woman--the story of Lorraine Hansberry in her own words. No frozen or dated material, it is instead a glowing, vibrant celebration of the human spirit, the intense expression of her vision of the possibilities of humanity. Directed by Gigi Cascio and Robert Nemiroff
A raisin in the sun : with connections by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from gringing frustrations
Lorraine Hansberry speaks out : art and the black revolution by Lorraine Hansberry( Recording )

11 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from interviews and speeches
 
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A raisin in the sun
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To be young, gifted, and black : Lorraine Hansberry in her own wordsA raisin in the sunA raisin in the sun : a drama in three actsA raisin in the sunA raisin in the sun, and ; The sign in Sidney Brustein's windowThe collected last playsSay it loud : great speeches on civil rights and African American identityA raisin in the sun ; and the sign in Sidney Brustein's window
Alternative Names
Hansberry, Lorraine Vivian.

Hansberry Nemiroff, Lorraine.

Hansburg, Lorraine Vivian

Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry activista, dramaturga y escritora estadounidense

Lorraine Hansberry americká scenáristka

Lorraine Hansberry Amerikaans schrijfster (1930-1965)

Lorraine Hansberry autora teatral

Lorraine Hansberry scrittrice e drammaturga statunitense

Lorraine Hansberry US-amerikanische Dramatikerin

Miss Hansberry.

Nemiroff, Lorraine Hansberry.

Nemiroff Lorraine Hansberry 1930-1965

Лорайн Ганзберрі

Лоррейн Хэнсберри

Лоррэйн Хансберри

לוריין הנסברי מחזאית וסופרת אמריקאית

لوربن هانزبيري

لورن هنزبری

لورين هانزبيرى

لورين هانزبيري، 1930-1965

لورين هانزبيري كاتبة أمريكية

هانزبيرى، لورين، 1930-1965

ლორენ ჰანსბერი

로렌 핸즈베리

洛兰·汉斯贝里

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