Sunday, February 19, 2012
A RAISIN IN THE SUN (1961)
Classics Revisited Book Group (Posting 17)
A Raisin in the Sun directed by Daniel Petrie
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Lorraine Hansberry’s play about a poor Chicago black family trying to get ahead has been filmed several times, with the most famous adaptation being the 1961 version starring Sidney Poitier. If I’m not mistaken, it was even converted into a musial(called Raisin, of course). It is a strong story, though I didn’t find the ending as satisfying as I would have liked.
Book or movie? Either the book or film is a good start, but I’d like to see this on stage at some point.