Marilyn Stasio says, “The performance is a personal triumph for Washington, who refrains from star-strutting to fold himself into a tight-knit ensemble of committed stage thesps who treat this revival like a labor of love.”
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Lindsay Champion shares background on Lorraine Hansberry and A Raisin in the Sun.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced today $18.2 million in grants for 208 humanities projects, including a Media Projects Production grant to enable production of a documentary film and website on the life and art of playwright Lorraine Hansberry, author of A Raisin in the Sun.
Director Kenny Leon and actors Denzel Washington, Anika Noni Rose, Sophie Okonedo, and LaTonya Richardson Jackson talk about bringing this American classic back to Broadway.
Christopher Paul Moore, Senior Researcher, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York speaks about the legacy of Lorraine Hansberry.
Melissa Anderson reviews the exhibit, “Twice Militant: Lorraine Hansberry’s Letters to The Ladder.”
David Stabler’s review for The Oregonian wonders about the risk of mounting Lorraine Hansberry’s play: a play very much of its time—60s idealism, fighting oppression, changing the system. Will a cynical modern audience find it quaint?
Victoria Brownworth of Lambda Literary places “Twice Militant: Lorraine Hansberry’s Letters to The Ladder” in context.
In Lorraine Hansberry: A Museum Show and Opening the Archive, OutHistory offers several perspectives on the queer intersectionality of Lorraine Hansberry: “What I Love, What I Hate, What I Should Like,” “Opening the Restricted Box: Lorraine Hansberry’s Lesbian Writing,” and “Hansberry's Letters to The Ladder Quoted.”
In a review for Hyperallergic, Alexis Clements explores “Twice Militant” exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.
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