Reimagining A Raisin in the Sun

Reimagining A Raisin in the Sun


  • Author : Rebecca Ann Rugg
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-15
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810128132


Reimagining A Raisin in the Sun Book Description :

This book is a collection of four contemporary plays that reflect the themes of racial and cultural difference of Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun....

Text   Presentation  2019

Text Presentation 2019


  • Author : Amy Muse
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2020-03-06
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476640587


Text Presentation 2019 Book Description :

This volume is the sixteenth in a series dedicated to presenting the latest findings in the fields of comparative drama, performance, and dramatic textual analysis. Featuring some of the best work from the 2019 Comparative Drama Conference in Orlando, this book engages audiences with new research on contemporary and classic drama, performance studies, scenic design and adaptation theory in nine scholarly essays, two event transcripts and six book reviews. This year's highlights include an interview with playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and a roundtable discussion on the sixtieth anniversary of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun....

Reimagining Equality

Reimagining Equality


  • Author : Anita Hill
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807014370


Reimagining Equality Book Description :

Looks at the housing crisis in the United States and provides details on the lives of several African American women and their journeys to find a home....

Reimagining American Theatre

Reimagining American Theatre


  • Author : Robert Brustein
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Release Date : 2003-12-31
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466805415


Reimagining American Theatre Book Description :

In his collection of essays and reviews, Robert Brustein makes the argument that the American Theatre is enjoying a renaissance that has not been unacknowledged....

Theatre and Race

Theatre and Race


  • Author : Harvey Young
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2013-05-24
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230390973


Theatre and Race Book Description :

The theatre has always been a place where conceptions of race and racism have been staged, shared and perpetuated. Harvey Young introduces key ideas about race, before tracing its relationship with theatre and performance - from Ancient Athens to the present day....

The Cambridge Companion to African American Theatre

The Cambridge Companion to African American Theatre


  • Author : Harvey Young
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-25
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107017122


The Cambridge Companion to African American Theatre Book Description :

With contributions from the leading scholars in the field, this Companion provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of African American theatre, from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Along the way, it chronicles the evolution of African American theatre and its engagement with the wider community....

A Raisin in the Sun
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A Raisin in the Sun


  • Author : Lorraine Hansberry
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-11-02
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307807441


A Raisin in the Sun Book Description :

"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 1959. Indeed Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, 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 up/like a raisin in the sun." "The 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 pla...

Clybourne Park

Clybourne Park


  • Author : Bruce Norris
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1848421788


Clybourne Park Book Description :

In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bed for a knock-down price, enabling the first black family to move into the neighbourhood and alarming the cosy white urbanites of Clybourne Park, Chicago. In 2009 the same property is being bought by Lindsey and Steve, a young white couple, whose plan to raze the house and start again is met with a similar response. As the arguments rage and tensions rise, ghosts and racial resentments are once more uncovered....

Performance in the Borderlands

Performance in the Borderlands


  • Author : R. Rivera-Servera
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2010-11-17
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230294554


Performance in the Borderlands Book Description :

A border is a force of containment that inspires dreams of being overcome and crossed; motivates bodies to climb over; and threatens physical harm. This book critically examines a range of cultural performances produced in relation to the tensions and movements of/about the borders dividing North America, including the Caribbean....