Feb 26, 2021
The Sign In Sidney Brustein's Window
Posted by Lorraine Hansberry

By the time of her death at age thirty four, Lorraine Hansberry had created two electrifying masterpieces of the American theater With A Raisin in the Sun she gave this country its most movingly authentic portrayal of black family life in the inner city Barely five years later, with The Sign in Sidney Brustein s Window, Hansberry gave us an unforgettable portrait of a maBy the time of her death at age thirty four, Lorraine Hansberry had created two electrifying masterpieces of the American theater With A Raisin in the Sun she gave this country its most movingly authentic portrayal of black family life in the inner city Barely five years later, with The Sign in Sidney Brustein s Window, Hansberry gave us an unforgettable portrait of a man struggling wit his individual fate in an age of racial and social injustice These two plays remain milestones in the American theater, remarkable not only for their historical value but for their continual ability to engage the imagination and heart With an Introduction by Robert Nemiroff.

  • Title: The Sign In Sidney Brustein's Window
  • Author: Lorraine Hansberry
  • ISBN: 9780394407135
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Sign In Sidney Brustein s Window By the time of her death at age thirty four Lorraine Hansberry had created two electrifying masterpieces of the American theater With A Raisin in the Sun she gave this country its most movingly authe

    Trish

    How the world turns Lorraine Hansberry s second play featuring a loose gang of liberal strivers and losers who struggle to make their voices heard politically, just might be, if viewed through a reducing lens, the grudging voices of enlightened conservatives in a disintegrating GOP A creative conservative playwright if such a person existed how would we know, there is no proof could adapt this quietly devastating but ultimately fierce and brave and humane play to reflect conservative s acknowled [...]


    Lillian

    This play is a quick read, as we flow through the drama Hansberry has created to articulate the intellectual struggle of the middle class revolutionaries The characters are bohemians who think life away and are afraid of the imperfection of action It ends on an inspiring note, hence differentiating itself from Chekhov Although the similarities as far as comedy infused with middle class morality conflicts abound More people should read this play it d be great if schools made this play a requireme [...]


    Grant

    One of the most underrated American plays in existence Wild, chaotic, stunning, and beautiful.


    Elizabeth

    The American Masters PBS documentary, of the legendary playwright and civil rights activist, Lorraine Hansberry, provided a longing to read THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN S WINDOW Miss Hansberry, an intellect, a precocious talent for writing ahead of her years, captures, in a non linear time capsule, Greenwich Village bohemia of artists and activists driven by ideals.I don t recall watching a production of this play, but I couldn t help thinking that I saw the opening scene in an acting class in th [...]


    Brian McCann

    Just terrible I know Uncle Richard disagrees, but I d rather reread MOONCHILDREN It s such a far cry from her RAISIN IN THE SUN.


    Andrew

    There are no squares Everyone is his own hipster.



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