Essays on A Raisin in The Sun

by Lorraine Hansberry

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Author

Lorraine Hansberry

type
Genre

Domestic drama

genre
Original language

English

based-on
Date premiered

March 11, 1959

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Place premiered

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

influence
Setting

South Side, Chicago

plot
Major characters

Walter Younger, Ruth Younger, Beneatha Younger, Travis Younger, Lena Younger (Mama), George Murchison, Joseph Asagai, Karl Lindner, Mrs. Johnson, Moving Men

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Subject

The play's main subject is the impact of racial prejudice on the fulfillment of an African-American family's dreams.

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