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        Lorraine Hansberry | A Raisin in the Sun: Representation in Hollywood

        Learn about the challenges of adapting a play into a screenplay in this video from the American Masters film, Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart. Hansberry wanted control over the changes made to her play for the movie version of A Raisin in the Sun, however those in Hollywood had their own ideas. This resource works best during a study of the play at a point when students are already familiar with the main characters and the central conflict of the story. Support materials include discussion questions and a handout asking students to think about stereotypes from the past and present. 

        To learn more, visit the American Masters website or PBS LearningMedia collection page.


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