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        Lorraine Hansberry | A Raisin in the Sun: Hansberry’s Writing Process

        Learn about the story behind the writing of A Raisin in the Sun in this video from the American Masters film, Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, and how Hansberry’s feelings about the purpose of writing are reflected in the characters and themes in her famous Broadway play. Students also explore how the process of writing a play is different than other forms of writing, how the relationship between the playwright and director impacts production, and how writing can go beyond social commentary and become a form of activism.

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