Lorraine Hansberry Collection

By Jones, James & Hansberry, Lorraine & Dee, Ruby & Davis, Ossie

Publishers Summary:
Lorraine Hansberry wrote of Black consciousness before it was fashionable, but she bequeathed to all of us a legacy astounding in its richness and relevancy. Few writers, black or white, are more relevant to present-day America than Lorraine Hansberry.Here, for the first time, Caedmon has gathered many of her plays, interviews, and speeches into one unforgettable collection.A Raisin in the Sun: an emotionally lacerating landmark of modem American theatre. A full-cast production starring Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis.To Be Young, Gifted and Black: a glowing, vibrant, searing and, at the same time, redemptively joyous self-portrait. A full-cast production starring James Earl Jones.Lorraine Hansberry Speaks Out: seven interviews and speeches, recorded between 1959 and 1964, that range in topic from integration to backlash to the greatness and limitations of AfricanAmerican leadership.

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ISBN
978-0-69452-506-5
Publisher
HarperAudio


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Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2001

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 journ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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