To Be Young, Gifted and Black, 1971 Play by Robert Nemiroff
To Be Young, Gifted and Black, 1971 Play by Robert Nemiroff
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To Be Young, Gifted and Black, 1971 Play by Robert Nemiroff

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To Be Young, Gifted and Black, 1971 is a "Portrait Of Lorraine Hansberry In Her Own Words" adapted to the stage by Robert Nemiroff, her husband.

  • Lorraine Hansberry (1930 - 1965)  wrote an informal autobiography which she publlshed as To Be Young,Gifted and Black, words which she had once spoken in frustration. They have become prophetic in describing a general dissatisfaction among black Americans.
  • With her first play , A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry became the youngest American, the first woman, and the only black playwright to win the New York Drama Critic's Award for the Best Play (1959).

This paperback book is in good firm condition, staple bound with no marks or tears--accept a library's imprint. The book contains "production" and "important" notes before the play text and  Property and Costume Plots, scene designs and  sheet music following the play.

The book measure 5 inches by 7 inches by 3/8 inch and has 118 pages. 


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