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Lorraine Hansberry Collection: A Raisin in the Sun / To Be Young, Gifted and Black / Lorraine Hansberry Speaks Out Audio, Cassette – March 6, 2001

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This first audiobook to give the full perspective of Hansberry's short but brilliant career includes a full-cast (Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, and James Earl Jones, among others) recording of A Raisin in the Sun, a dramatized reading from To Be Young, Gifted and Black (TBYGB), plus scattered interviews and speeches. The somewhat confusing TBYGB is, as explained in the print version, a montage of journal excerpts, speeches, letters, biographical accounts, and relevant fragments from plays, posthumously compiled "to relate the artist to the person." As play fragments look backward, presenting old-style blacks, the speeches and diary entries look remarkably forward. Listeners will hardly believe their ears when they hear Mike Wallace (60 Minutes) in 1959, attacking Hansberry for winning the New York Drama Critics Best Play award (overpowering plays by Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, and Archibald MacLeish), insisting she won simply because she is black. Here, and elsewhere, the playwright defends herself and her race with poise and distinction. Cumulatively, these tapes reveal her as a skilled, often underrated visionary. Rochelle Ratner, formerly with "Soho Weekly News," New York
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

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

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