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Hansberry, Lorraine 1930-1965

Overview
Works: 259 works in 816 publications in 5 languages and 36,409 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion picture plays  Domestic fiction  Biography  Study guides  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Scenarist, Other
Classifications: PS3515.A515, 812.54
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Most widely held works about Lorraine Hansberry
 
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Most widely held works by Lorraine Hansberry
A raisin in the sun : a drama in three acts by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

206 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 7,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three-act play concerned with the tensions in a middle- class African American family living on Chicago's Southside in the 1950s
To be young, gifted, and black : Lorraine Hansberry in her own words by Robert Nemiroff( Book )

33 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 2,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prose and dramatic writings of Lorraine Hansberry provide autobiographical information about the author's life, thoughts, feelings, and career
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Visual )

20 editions published between 1961 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film on the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as a means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Recording )

28 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1950s Chicago, three generations of Youngers live in a run-down apartment. As these black Americans struggle to overcome a variety of challenges, hope suddenly looms on the horizon. The family's matriarch is poised to receive insurance money from her husband's death
Les blancs : the collected last plays of Lorraine Hansberry by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are Lorraine Hansberry's last three plays--Les Blancs, The Drinking Gourd, and What Use Are Flowers'--representing the capstone of her achievement. Includes a new preface by Jewell Gresham Nemiroff and a revised introduction by Margaret B. Wilkerson. From the Trade Paperback edition
A raisin in the sun : the unfilmed original screenplay by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original screenplay written by Lorraine Hansberry for the 1961 film version of her play about the tensions of a middle-class African-American family living on Chicago's southside in the 1950s; restoring parts that were edited out and rewritten before the movie was made
The movement : documentary of a struggle for equality by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected last plays by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To be young, gifted, and black( Visual )

18 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses excerpts from the letters, diaries, and plays of the late writer Lorraine Hansberry to show her struggle for recognition as a black writer and artist
The sign in Sidney Brustein's window, a drama in three acts by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

21 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Play concerning a young couple, journalist and actress, living in Greenwich Village. Robert Nemiroff, Miss Hansberry's husband and co-producer of "The sign in Sidney Brustein's window" tells the story of its author and the circumstances of its production
Lorraine Hansberry the Black experience in the creation of drama( Visual )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the artistic growth and vision of the black playwright Lorraine Hansberry, largely in her own words and in her own voice. Describes the author's childhood in Chicago, student days at the University of Wisconsin, work as a journalist in Harlem, life as a housewife in Greenwich Village, and success on Broadway
To be young, gifted, and black; a portrait of Lorraine Hansberry in her own words by Robert Nemiroff( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fast paced, powerful, touching and hilarious, this kaleidoscope of constantly shifting scenes, mood and images recreates the world of a great American woman and artist, Lorraine Hansberry. Uniquely and boldly, the play dramatically weaves through her life experiences and the times that shaped her. The actors slop ingeniously into and out of a variety of challenging roles spanning her life and experiences to the ultimate confrontation when cancer strikes her. Includes brilliantly highlighted scenes from her plays as well as letters, diaries, poems and personal reminiscences. A major statement of the American Black experience
To be young, gifted, and black by Robert Nemiroff( Recording )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To be young, gifted and black is a portrait of a truly remarkable woman--the story of Lorraine Hansberry in her own words. No frozen or dated material, it is instead a glowing, vibrant celebration of the human spirit, the intense expression of her vision of the possibilities of humanity. Directed by Gigi Cascio and Robert Nemiroff
Lorraine Hansberry speaks out art and the black revolution by Lorraine Hansberry( Recording )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from interviews and speeches
Lorraine Hansberry audio collection by Lorraine Hansberry( Recording )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of unabridged plays, interviews and speeches by Lorraine Hansberry
Les blancs: a drama in two acts by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Blancs confronts the hope and tragedy of Africa in revolution. The setting is a white Christian mission in a colony about to explode. The time is that hour of reckoning when no one the guilty nor the innocent can evade the consequences of white colonialism and imperatives of black liberation. Tshembe Matoseh, the English educated son of a chief, has come home to bury his father. He finds his teenage brother a near alcoholic and his older brother a priest and traitor to his people. Forswearing politics and wanting only to return to his wife and child in England, Tshembe is drawn into the conflict symbolized by a woman dancer, the powerful Spirit of Africa who pursues him
A matter of colour : documentary of the struggle for racial equality in the USA by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

7 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Negro writer in America( Recording )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion with James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, and Lorraine Hansberry about the life of a negro writer in America
A raisin in the sun : Lorraine Hansberry by Jim Cocola( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To be young, gifted, and black by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Hansberry, Lorraine 1930-1965

Hansberry, Lorraine Vivian.

Hansberry Nemiroff, Lorraine.

Hansburg, Lorraine Vivian

Nemiroff, Lorraine Hansberry.

Nemiroff Lorraine Hansberry 1930-1965

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To be young, gifted, and black : Lorraine Hansberry in her own wordsA raisin in the sunA raisin in the sunLes blancs : the collected last plays of Lorraine HansberryA raisin in the sun : the unfilmed original screenplayThe collected last playsLorraine Hansberry audio collectionA raisin in the sun : Lorraine Hansberry