Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to compare and contrast different interpretations of the play
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3
Show students Act 3 from three different filmed versions of A Raisin in the Sun:
- The 1961 film starring Sidney Poitier and Claudia MacNeil, directed by Daniel Petrie
- The 1989 "American Playhouse" TV version, starring Danny Glover and Esther Rolle, directed by Bill Duke
- The 2008 ABC TV version, starring Sean Combs and Phylicia Rashad, directed by Kenny Leon
Discuss the choices the different actors and directors...
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