Lorraine Hansberry: A Raisin in the Sun [Critical Edition]

Osborne, Deirdre, ed. 2011. Lorraine Hansberry: A Raisin in the Sun [Critical Edition]. London: Methuen Drama. ISBN 9781408140901 [Edited Book]

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Critically annotated version of Lorraine Hansberry's classic play which is included, published in full with 22,000-word critical commentary by Deirdre Osborne. The commentary offers new comparisons between the implications of this classic play’s production in American and British contexts (as contoured by changing race relations and contexts for drama from 1950s to now), in a broad-reaching study influenced by the sociology of the theatre.
“An expertly annotated edition of the classic American text A Raisin in the Sun: exploring the politics, context and themes of this important dramatic work.”

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Edited Book


Black women playwrights, American civil rights, realism, American Dream, The Room, Harold Pinter

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Theatre and Performance (TAP)


1 September 2011

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18 Oct 2011 08:45

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20 Feb 2022 17:27



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