Hansberry In an Hourby E. Teresa Choate
A child, Lorraine Hansberry was in the front yard of her new home, located in an all-white neighborhood, when a mob of angry neighbors gathered. She ran inside, where a brick came crashing through the living room window, narrowly missing her. Lorraine always remembered the terror of that day feelings that erupted for the world to witness when A Raisin in the… See more details below
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A child, Lorraine Hansberry was in the front yard of her new home, located in an all-white neighborhood, when a mob of angry neighbors gathered. She ran inside, where a brick came crashing through the living room window, narrowly missing her. Lorraine always remembered the terror of that day feelings that erupted for the world to witness when A Raisin in the Sun debuted on Broadway in 1959.
Setting the playwright in context to her personal life, social, historical and political events, other writers of influence, and more, you will quickly gain a deep understanding of Lorraine Hansberry and the plays she wrote. Read Hansberry in an Hour and experience her plays like never before. Know the playwright, love the play!
The book features:
• Hansberry in an Hour, the main essay of the book
• Hansberry In a Minute, a snapshot chronology
• A complete listing of Hansberry's work
• A list of Hansberry's contemporaries in all fields
• Excerpts from Hansberry's significant works
• An extensive bibliography grouped according to type of reader
• An index of the main essay.
Playwrights in an Hour is a series devoted to the most produced and studied playwrights in the English language, from the Greek masters to contemporary writers, and written by leading authorities in the field. Each short book places the playwright and his or her work in historical, social, and literary context.
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E. Teresa Choate is an Associate Professor and Assistant Chair at the Department of Theatre in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. She teaches theater history and dramatic literature, performance theory, dramaturgy, and script analysis, as well as period styles of acting. She is also a director who has mounted over seventy productions to date. She holds an alphabet soup's worth of degrees in theatre: Ph.D. (UCLA), M.F.A. in directing (Catholic University of America), M.A. (Denver University). She is currently the President of Alpha Psi Omega, the National Honor Theatre Society for colleges and universities. She is the author of Electra USA: American Stagings of Sophocles Tragedy.
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