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Hansberry, Lorraine 1930-1965

Overview
Works: 342 works in 1,164 publications in 7 languages and 41,589 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Domestic drama  Film adaptations  History  Biographies  Acting editions  Historical drama  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Sources 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: PS3515.A515, 812.54
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A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

192 editions published between 1951 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 4,074 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 2,958 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 )

32 editions published between 1961 and 2018 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,277 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
A raisin in the sun : a drama in three acts by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

47 editions published between 1958 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,261 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 1,521 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 )

34 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 993 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 and everyone's future hinges on how she plans on using it
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 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A raisin in the sun : the unfilmed original screenplay by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English 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
A raisin in the sun, and ; The sign in Sidney Brustein's window by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and held by 768 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 725 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
To be young, gifted and black( Visual )

21 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses excerpts from the letters, diaries, and plays of the late writer Lorraine Hansberry to show her struggle forrecognition as a black writer and artist
The collected last plays by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in English and held by 603 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
Say it loud : great speeches on civil rights and African American identity( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 475 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 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in English and held by 395 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 374 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 )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 322 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 234 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 179 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
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 161 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 : the unfilmed original screenplayA 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

لورين هانزبيري، 1930-1965

هانزبيرى، لورين، 1930-1965

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로렌 핸즈베리

洛兰·汉斯贝里

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