A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

The Unfilmed Original Screenplay

Written by: Lorraine Hansberry
Edited by: Robert Nemiroff

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452267763
  • 256 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult


This edition offers Hansberry’s complete uncut screen adaptation of her play, containing at least forty percent new material that does not appear in the play.
A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Written by: Lorraine Hansberry, Edited by: Robert Nemiroff


“A beautiful, lovable play. It is affectionately human, funny and touching. . . . A work of theatrical magic in which the usual barrier between audience and stage disappears.”
John Chapman, New York News

“An honest, intelligible, and moving experience.”
Walter Kerr, New York Herald Tribune

“Miss Hansberry has etched her characters with understanding, and told her story with dramatic impact. She has a keen sense of humor, an ear for accurate speech and compassion for people.”
Robert Coleman, New York Mirror

“A Raisin in the Sun has vigor as well as veracity.”
Brooks Atkinson, New York Times

“It is honest drama, catching up real people. . . . It will make you proud of human beings.”
Frank Aston, New York World-Telegram & Sun

“A wonderfully emotional evening.”
John McClain, New York Journal American

Table of Contents

A Raisin in the SunForeword by Jewell Handy Gresham-Nemiroff
Introduction by Margaret B. Wilkerson
Commentary: Thoughts on the Screenplay by Spike Lee
A Raisin in the Sun – The Unfilmed Original Screenplay