A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

A Raisin in the Sun

Lorraine Hansberry with Robert Nemiroff (Contributor)

151 pages first pub 1959 (editions)

fiction classics play emotional reflective medium-paced

Description

First produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and hailed as a watershed in American drama. Not only a pioneering work by an African-American playwright—Lorraine Hansberry’s play was also a radicall...

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Community Reviews Summary of 7,386 reviews

Moods

emotional 76%
reflective 62%
hopeful 44%
tense 33%
challenging 31%
sad 29%
inspiring 28%
funny 21%
informative 10%
dark 8%
lighthearted 4%
adventurous 1%

Pace

medium 43%
fast 42%
slow 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 30% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 39% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 78% | No: 11% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.85

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