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A Raisin in the Sun

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Paperback published by Vintage (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)

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When it was first produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for that season and hailed as a watershed in American drama. A pioneering work by an African-American playwright, the play was a radically new representation of black life. "A play that changed American theater forever."--The New York Times.
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When it was first produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for that season and hailed as a watershed in American drama. A pioneering work by an African-American playwright, the play was a radically new representation of black life. "A play that changed American theater forever."--The New York Times.
Product Details
Paperback (160 pages)
Published: November 29, 2004
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Vintage
ISBN: 9780679755333
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