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To be young, gifted, and black : a portrait of Lorraine Hansberry in her own words

Author: Robert Nemiroff; Lorraine Hansberry
Publisher: New York : S. French, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: Lorraine Hansberry; Lorraine Hansberry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Nemiroff; Lorraine Hansberry
ISBN: 0573616760 9780573616761
OCLC Number: 48749390
Description: 118 pages : illustrations, music ; 19 cm
Responsibility: Adapted by Robert Nemiroff.

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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.

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