A Raisin in the Sun By Lorraine Hansberry. Important Facts and How to Read a Play. Produced in 1959 Foretold the revolution in black consciousness and…. Important Facts. …foretold the revolution in women’s consciousness. Why do you think this play dealt with these issues?.
How to Read a Play
Look at the book now…
Walter Lee Younger (Brother)
Beneatha Younger (Sister)
Lena Younger (Mama)Check the CAST LIST
Does the time period give you any clues?
Over what period of time does the action take place?
Set on Chicago’s Southside, sometime between World War I and the present…
Why do you think it’s such a wide range of time?
See your book…Check the SETTING
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