Lorraine Hansberry wrote many speeches, plays, reviews, articles, etc, art & design homework help

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Hi, Talia

these papers are due on the 25th at 6 pm, would you be able to work on it?

paper#1 Lorraine Hansberry wrote many speeches, plays, reviews, articles, etc. But, she is most noted for writing one particular play. What was the name of her most famous play?

What significance did the play have on the American theatre and society?


pape#2 How did the American Theatrical Syndicate influence the development of the American theatre?


paper#3 How did the development of the railroad and showboats affect the development of the American Theatre?

You can use the internet and you will need to reference outside information.

two pages each (using times new roman font at 12 point - double space - 1/2 inch margins)





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TaliaTech
School: Purdue University

Hi there,Here is the initial assignment. Kindly have a look on it and let me know in case something requires my attention.Regards,Talia

Running Head: AMERICAN THEATRE HISTORY

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American Theatre: Lorraine Hansberry
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AMERICAN THEATRE HISTORY

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Introduction
Lorraine Hansberry was a renowned female African-American writer whose works
shaped the Broadway theatre in the mid-20th century. Born Lorraine Vivian Hansberry in
Chicago, Illinois on 19 May 1930, her family lived in struggles against segregation. It was these
struggles which inspired her to embark on writing one of the most renown plays of the time, A
Raisin in the Sun, which has being and continues to be considered an hallmark in American
theatres for many decades.
Lorraine Hansberry was the fourth and the last child of Carl Augustus Hansberry, a
successful real-estate broker, and Nannie Louise, a driving school teacher. The family faced high
tensions of racial segregation after moving to a white neighborhood in the Washington Park,
sparking opposition and resistance from the white community. The family was forced out of the
estate, but not without the issue being decided at the Supreme Court. The restrictive covenant
was ruled illegal by the Supreme Court in Hansberry vs. Lee. Hansberry would grow up in the
face of heightened racial differences and specifically those hurting the progress and fate of the
black people in the US (Hansberry, 1981).
The Hansberry’s were large contributors to the NAACP and the Urban League
respectively. Lorraine was the first in her family to break the tradition and attended University of
Wisconsin instead of enrolling in Southern black colleges. Hansberry’s famous work in A Raisin
in the Sun, initially written under the tittle The Crystal Stair, highlighted the struggling
environment by the black community in the America. Opening at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in
1959, the play went on to be a great success, clocking over 500 performances in the American

AMERICAN THEATRE HISTORY

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theatres. This was the first play to be produced by the Broadway written by an African-America
woman.
Significance of the play; A Raisin in the Sun
Although Hansberry’s play would become the watershed moments of the American
theatre, many challenges stood on the way. Firstly, the playwright and the produc...

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