Monday, April 6, 2009

Hansberry’s plays & productions of the plays (per 6)

Film version of "A Raisin in the Sun" (site 1)
Originally a Broadway play in the late 1950s, the story was soon turned into a screenplay by Hansberry and a black and white film version was released in 1961 starring Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier. The film garnered critics awards and Poitier was nominated for a Golden Globe. In 1973 a musical version of the play was created by Lansberry's husband Robert Nemiroff called Raisin, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1974. Over ten years later the first television movie version would be made starring Danny Glover and Esther Rolle.

Film version of "A Raisin in the Sun" (site 2)
This is the fifth time around for the acclaimed works by Lorraine Hansberry. The first time was the Broadway version. Then there is the classic 1961 version performed by Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands, Claudia McNeil, and Ivan Dixon. The third time Esther Rolle took on the role as “Mama”, with Danny Glover, Starletta DuPois, Helen Martin, and Joseph C. Phillips rounding out the cast.

Film version of "A Raisin in the Sun" (site 3)
The "ABC World Premiere Movie Event: A Raisin in the Sun". Within this link, it describes the characters and the actors and actresses. Also gives other important details of the movie.

Film version of "A Raisin in the Sun" (site 4)
This is a trailer of the movie “A Raisin in the Sun” broadcast on YouTube. This movies is played by different characters who are fitted for the movie. It took vary long to produce this movie because it was a hard challenge being one of the charcters.


"Young, Gifted, and Black" by Lorraine Hansberry (site 1)
This site has a lot of background information on Lorraine Hansberry. Different things that she has written and what college she went to, and what she did in college. It also shortly states when and how the play was published.

"Young, Gifted, and Black" by Lorraine Hansberry (site 2)
This site has her primary works, and a bibliography. It has a lot of information on different books and plays she wrote. It also has a brief biography about her and small paragraph on how she left a big influence on many African Americans.

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