A Raisin in the Sun was the first play written by a Black woman to be produced on Broadway, as well as the first with a Black director, Mr. Richards. On opening night, after multiple curtain calls, the audience cried out for the author, whereupon Poitier jumped into the audience and pulled Hansberry onto the stage for her ovation.
A list of all the characters in A Raisin in the Sun. A Raisin in the Sun characters include: Walter Younger, Mama, Beneatha Younger, Asagai, Ruth Younger.
The A Raisin in the Sun quotes below are all either spoken by Beneatha Younger or refer to Beneatha Younger. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: ).
A Raisin in the Sun is a play written by Lorraine Hansberry that was first performed in March of 1959. The play contains many autobiographical elements. It was arguably the first play to portray Black characters, themes, and conflicts in a natural and realistic manner.
The A Raisin in the Sun quotes below are all either spoken by Walter Lee Younger or refer to Walter Lee Younger. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: ).
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