Les blancs : the collected last plays of Lorraine Hansberry (Book, 1972) [Alabama State University Library]
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Les blancs : the collected last plays of Lorraine Hansberry

Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Publisher: New York : Random House, [1972]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
Summary:
At the time of her death in 1965, Lorraine Hansberry's reputation as one of America's leading playwrights rested primarily on one play, "A Raisin in the Sun", a major work of our time. Until the off-Broadway production in 1969 of "To Be Young, Gifted and Black", Miss Hansberry had become a part of theatrical history which is to say, almost forgotten.. It was assumed that nothing in her work was relevant to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
American drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965.
Blancs.
New York : Random House, [1972]
(OCoLC)646839626
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine Hansberry
ISBN: 039446480X 9780394464800
OCLC Number: 212445
Notes: Later edition published as: The collected last plays. 1983.
Description: ix, 370 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Les blancs --
The drinking gourd --
What use are flowers?
Other Titles: Drinking gourd.
What use are flowers?
Plays.
Responsibility: edited, with critical backgrounds, by Robert Nemiroff ; introduction by Julius Lester.

Abstract:

At the time of her death in 1965, Lorraine Hansberry's reputation as one of America's leading playwrights rested primarily on one play, "A Raisin in the Sun", a major work of our time. Until the off-Broadway production in 1969 of "To Be Young, Gifted and Black", Miss Hansberry had become a part of theatrical history which is to say, almost forgotten.. It was assumed that nothing in her work was relevant to the sixties. But that assumption could only have been made by those who had not returned to it but retained only shadowy and impressionistic memories of early productions. Far from being outdated and irrelevant to the black struggles of today, Miss Hansberry's writing anticipates and illuminates the struggles which black people in this land are carrying on right now. -- From publisher's description.
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