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Dover :: United Kingdom | 1 month ago

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Or should we ask, which Gradgrind thought up the idea of set texts in the first place? Why should students be condemned to thrash to death a novel or a corpus of poetry, week after week, month after month?...Literature is a creative discipline, not

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Justice :: IL :: USA | 2 months ago

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June 1, 2014 Juneteenth Roundtable Guest Hosted by ABC7's Eric Thomas Today's show features a special roundtable discussion in celebration of an important national commemoration known as "Juneteenth," which reminds each of us to remember the end of

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Chicago :: IL :: USA | 2 months ago

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The granddaughter of slaves, she became the first black woman to have a play produced on Broadway in 1959. "A Raisin in the Sun," a tale of race, class and destiny that takes its title from Langston Hughes' poem "Harlem," is hailed as having changed

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Los Angeles :: CA :: USA | 4 months ago

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Just before the curtain rises on a beautifully acted production of A Raisin in the Sun, which opened on Broadway April 3 at the Barrymore Theatre, a recorded interview with Lorraine Hansberry pipes through the darkened house, the playwright

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New York City :: NY :: USA | 4 months ago

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The president and first lady caught the American masterpiece Friday night at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it first opened more than 50 years ago...It centers on a struggling working-class black family anxiously awaiting a $10,000 insurance

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New York City :: NY :: USA | 4 months ago

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1/2 out of **** I love The Threepenny Opera even though I've never seen a good production. I grew up with the Broadway cast album from 1954 featuring Lotte Lenya (I think Rolling Stone, of all places, had it on a list of great albums -- a token nod

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New York City :: NY :: USA | 4 months ago

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The Denzel Washington you meet backstage at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre doesn't appear to be living the glamorous Hollywood life...He's wearing a black Yankees cap, black sweatpants and blue sneakers. There are free weights on a counter near a

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Chicago :: IL :: USA | 4 months ago

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Tom Sellar Sophie Okonedo and Denzel Washington in A Raisin in the Sun. Photograph: Brigitte Lacombe/AP Fifty-five years after its Broadway premiere the first for a play by an African-American woman A Raisin in the Sun has returned to the Ethel

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Chicago :: IL :: USA | 4 months ago

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Talk leading up to opening night of the latest Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun" hinted at flaws it was coming back too soon, a lead actress had to be replaced late, and Denzel Washington is just too old for it. Turns out none of that matters:

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Santa Clarita :: CA :: USA | 5 months ago

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Among other roles, Sapphire Lair and Jewell Hayes play two romantically involved slaves...In an intricate scene, one of the three Lorraine Hansberrys sits at her typewriter while the cast, including the two other Lorraine Hansberrys, stand behind her

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