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Theater: Historical Perspective on New ‘Raisin’ on Broadway

The cast of the current Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun." Photo by Bridgette Lacombe.

The cast of the current Broadway revival of “A Raisin in the Sun.” Photo by Bridgette Lacombe.

 

The new revival of “A Raisin in the Sun” starring Denzel Washington has earned a slew of accolades and press attention, to say nothing of the adulation from none other than the President of the United States and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Noted scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has weighed in with praise from a historical perspective.

Here’s a link to his piece on the play posted on The Root:

 

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/04/raisin_in_the_sun_broadway_revival_shows_why_it_remains_relevant.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content&mc_cid=9ee61994de&mc_eid=fd465c8124

 

 

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