A raisin in the sun: the unfilmed original screenplay

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Plume Book, 1992 - Drama - 206 pages
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The 1961 film version of A Raisin in the Sun, with a screenplay by the author, won an award at the Cannes Film Festival, even though one-third of the actual screenplay had been cut out. This completely restored screenplay is the accurate and authoritative edition of Hansberry's script, and a testiment to her accomplishment as a black woman artist.

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Review: A Raisin in the Sun: The Unfilmed Original Screenplay

User Review  - Bekah S. - Goodreads

If I could give it zero stars I would. I had to read it for school. This book was very boring nothing really happened. There was no plot twist or a turn of events throughout the story to make it more interesting. Read full review

Review: A Raisin in the Sun: The Unfilmed Original Screenplay

User Review  - Josh - Goodreads

I liked how it kept me entertained and I always had to stop and think,"Whatnext". Also, to me, the vocabulary and grammar the different people used really said something about there lives. Read full review


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Lorraine Hansberry was the youngest American playwright ever to win the Best American Play Award from the New York Drama Critics' Circle. Her other works include "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window" and "Les Blancs." She died of cancer at thirty-four.

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