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Hansberry, Lorraine 1930-1965

Overview
Works: 326 works in 1,041 publications in 5 languages and 39,602 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Domestic drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical drama  Biographies  Biography  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Author of screenplay, Illustrator, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3515.A515, 812.54
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Most widely held works about Lorraine Hansberry
 
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Most widely held works by Lorraine Hansberry
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

169 editions published between 1951 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 4,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

42 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,970 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 : a drama in three acts by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

38 editions published between 1958 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three-act play concerned with the tensions in a black middle-class family in Chicago
A Raisin in the Sun by Daniel Petrie( Visual )

26 editions published between 1961 and 2018 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film on 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 a means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations
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 1,528 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 )

32 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,030 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
A raisin in the sun : the unfilmed original screenplay by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original screenplay written by Lorraine Hansberry for the 1961 film version of her play about the tensions of a middle-class African-American family living on Chicago's southside in the 1950s; restoring parts that were edited out and rewritten before the movie was made
Les blancs : the collected last plays of Lorraine Hansberry by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The movement : documentary of a struggle for equality by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

7 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 )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in English and held by 593 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( Visual )

20 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses excerpts from the letters, diaries, and plays of the late writer Lorraine Hansberry to show her struggle for recognition as a black writer and artist
A raisin in the sun, and ; The sign in Sidney Brustein's window by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

18 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in English and held by 523 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
Best American plays( )

in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Raisin In The Sun: An insurance check can allow the Youngers to escape their frustrating life in a crowded Chicago apartment, but escape means different things to each family member. -- The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window: A disillusioned intellectual is presuaded to support a local reform candidate whom he eventually learns is corrupt
The sign in Sidney Brustein's window, a drama in three acts by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

24 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Play concerning a young couple, journalist and actress, living in Greenwich Village. Robert Nemiroff, Miss Hansberry's husband and co-producer of "The sign in Sidney Brustein's window" tells the story of its author and the circumstances of its production
Lorraine Hansberry : the Black experience in the creation of drama( Visual )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 256 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 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses excerpts from the letters, diaries, and plays of Lorraine Hansberry to show her struggle for recognition as a black writer and artist
Lorraine Hansberry speaks out : art and the black revolution by Lorraine Hansberry( Recording )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from interviews and speeches
A raisin in the sun( Visual )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 169 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
Black theatre : the making of a movement( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recaptures the birth of a new theatre from the Civil Rights activism of the 1950's, '60s, and '70s. Presents an encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events. Clips from historic productions include the first all-black production of Genet's The Blacks, along with A Raisin in the sun, Black girl, Dutchman, and For Colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf. These plays marched onto the world stage and into American playhouses during the heyday of the Civil Rights ad Black Power movements. Out of the revolutionary demands for equality and self-determination came a cultural revolution that shook the theatre establishment with new aesthetics and narratives reflecting the exigent cry for racial justice. This film documents the birth of this new theatre and highlights the leading figures and events that transformed the American stage. Amiri Baraka, Ossie Davis, James Earl Jones and Ntozake Shange describe their aspirations for a theatre serving the Black community, and reveal how these actors and playwrights laid the basis for the Black theatre of the present
 
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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 sun : a drama in three actsA Raisin in the SunA raisin in the sunA raisin in the sun : the unfilmed original screenplayThe collected last playsA raisin in the sun, and ; The sign in Sidney Brustein's windowA 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 Amerikaans schrijfster (1930-1965)

Lorraine Hansberry autora teatral

Lorraine Hansberry scrittrice e drammaturga statunitense

Lorraine Hansberry US-amerikanische Dramatikerin

Nemiroff, Lorraine Hansberry.

Nemiroff Lorraine Hansberry 1930-1965

Лоррэйн Хансберри

לוריין הנסברי מחזאית וסופרת אמריקאית

لوربن هانزبيري

لورن هنزبری

لورين هانزبيري

لورين هانزبيري، 1930-1965

هانزبيرى، لورين، 1930-1965

로렌 핸즈베리

洛蘭·漢斯貝里

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