By Lorraine Hansberry
Listed here are Lorraine Hansberry's final 3 plays--Les Blancs, The ingesting Gourd, and What Use Are Flowers?--representing the capstone of her success. features a new preface via Jewell Gresham Nemiroff and a revised creation by way of Margaret B. Wilkerson.
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CAUTION: Professionals and amateurs are hereby warned that Les Blancs, The Drinking Gourd, and What Use Are Flowers? being fully protected under the Copyright Laws of the United States of America, the British Commonwealth, including the Dominion of Canada, and all other countries of the Berne and Universal Copyright Conventions, are subject to royalty. Y. 10019. Particular emphasis is laid on the question of readings. Y. 10036. The amateur acting rights of The Drinking Gourd and What Use Are Flowers?
Hansberry, however, challenged these facile categories and forced a redefinition of the term “universality,” one which would include the dissonant voice of an oppressed American minority. As a young college student, she had wandered into a rehearsal of Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock. Hearing in the wails and moans of the Irish characters a universal cry of human misery, she determined to capture that sound in the idiom of her own people—so that it could be heard by all. “One of the most sound ideas in dramatic writing,” she would later conclude, “is that in order to create the universal, you must pay very great attention to the specific.
Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and educated at Fisk University, Harvard, and the University of Berlin, Du Bois produced more than twenty volumes of work over a lifetime spanning almost a century (1868–1963), beginning just after the Civil War of one century and continuing into the years of the Civil Rights Movement of the next. ” She was an anguished observer during the McCarthy years, when the political attempt was made to disgrace the esteemed senior spokesman, to cries of dismay and protest from around the world.
Les Blancs: The Collected Last Plays: The Drinking Gourd/What Use Are Flowers? by Lorraine Hansberry