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A Raisin in the Sun: the Unfilmed Original Screenplay

By: Hansberry, Lorraine

Price: $6.44

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Dutton/Plume: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000674

ISBN: 0452267765

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


The 1961 film version of a Raisin in the Sun, with a screenplay by the author, won an award at the Cannes Film Festival, even though one-third of the actual screenplay Hansberry had written was cut out. The film did essentially bring Hansberry's extraordinary play to the screen, but it failed to fulfill her cinematic vision. Now, with this landmark edition of Hansberry's original script for the movie that audiences never viewed, readers have at hand an epic, eloquent work capturing not only the life and dreams of a black family, but Chicago - and society - that surround and shape them. This vo... View more info