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RECORD NUMBER: 21 OF 1871
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||A raisin in the sun /|
|Subjects||African American families--Illinois--Chicago--Drama. ; African Americans--Illinois--Chicago--Drama. ; Discrimination in housing--Illinois--Chicago--Drama. ; United States--Race relations--Drama. ; DRAMA--American. ; SOCIAL SCIENCE--Ethnic Studies--African American Studies. ; African Americans--History--Drama. ; African American families--Drama.|
|Edition||1st Vintage Books ed.|
|Collation||151 pages ; 18 cm|
"Originally published in 1958."
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."