Original Airdate: 1/16/1989
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Carmen Fields reports that the play Les Blancs, by playwright Lorraine Hansberry will be produced by the Huntington Theater Company. Fields reports that Les Blancs is set in a fictitious African nation struggling for independence. Fields reports that Robert Nemiroff (production advisor) is overseeing the production of the play. Fields interviews Nemiroff about Hansberry and her work. Nemiroff says that Hansberry's play foreshadows the revolutionary changes that would take place in Africa in the 1960s. Nemiroff discusses Hansberry's work; he says that much of her work revolved around the relationship between the oppressed and their oppressors. Fields reviews Hansberry's career. She notes that Nemiroff is gathering materials for a Hansberry Library Collection. Fields report includes footage from the WNET production of Les Blancs and footage from the 1961 film A Raisin in the Sun. Fields report includes footage and photographs of Hansberry and shots of advertisements for Hansberry's plays.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Civil rights
Subject : Personal Names
Type : Genre
News - Television
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