What is the time period of a raisin in the sun?

What is the time period of a raisin in the sun?

A Raisin in the Sun is a play about an African American family aspiring to move beyond segregation and disenfranchisement in 1950s Chicago.

When was the poem A Raisin in the Sun written?


A Raisin in the Sun
First-edition publication (Random House 1959)
Written by Lorraine Hansberry
Characters Walter Younger Ruth Younger Beneatha Younger Travis Younger Lena Younger (Mama) George Murchison Joseph Asagai Karl Lindner Mrs. Johnson Moving Men
Date premiered March 11, 1959

Why did Lorraine write raisin in the sun?

Lorraine Hansberry drew inspiration from personal experience when she sat down to write a play about a working class family on the South Side of Chicago. See how she worked to find the words to describe their hopes and struggles, and how she pressed on to complete “A Raisin in the Sun.”

What was the original name of a raisin in the sun?

The Crystal Stair
Originally titled The Crystal Stair (a line from the Langston Hughes poem “Mother to Son”), A Raisin in the Sun centers on the Youngers, a lower-class family who is offered a sum of money to stay away from the white neighborhood where they have purchased their dream home.

Why did Beneatha slap Mama?

Why does Mama slap Beneatha? Mama slaps Beneatha because she is challenging her power. Mama repeatedly tells her to watch her mouth around her when referring to God in a negative way and she still does. Mama is still in charge of the family and Beneatha is disrespecting her through her defiance.

Who is the author of A Raisin in the Sun?

Review by Jean Lane (also published in the current issue of Solidarity): A Raisin in the Sun was written in 1959 by Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965), the first black woman to have a play performed on Broadway and the inspiration behind Nina Simone’s ‘Young Gifted and Black’.

What was Lorraine Hansberrys Raisin in the Sun about?

Lorraine Hansberry wrote A Raisin in the Sun, a play about a struggling Black family, which opened on Broadway to great success. Hansberry was the first Black playwright and the youngest American to win a New York Critics’ Circle award. Throughout her life she was heavily involved in civil rights.

When did A Raisin in the Sun play on Broadway?

Centered around a total of 10 leading and featured roles for African-American actors, A Raisin in the Sun made its Broadway debut on March 11, 1959. Up until then, there had only been 10 dramas authored by black playwrights (all men) and only one, Langston Hughes’ Mulatto, lasted a year.

Where can I Find A Raisin in the Sun?

A Raisin in the Sun: The Unfilmed Original Screenplay, edited by Nemiroff, is published. Kappel, Lawrence, ed. Readings on A Raisin in the Sun. Greenhaven Press, 2001. McKissack, Patricia C. and Fredrick L. Young, Black and Determined: A Biography of Lorraine Hansberry.