ERIC Number: ED442171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
"To Be Young, Gifted, and Black." Cue Sheet for Students.
Jennings, Caleen Sinnette
This performance guide is designed for teachers to use with students before and after a performance of "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black." The guide, called a "Cuesheet," contains seven activity sheets for use in class, addressing: (1) To Be Young, Gifted, and Black (a theatrical collage based upon the life and work of the African-American playwright Lorraine Hansberry, featuring scenes from her most famous plays, as well as excerpts from her speeches and letters); (2) Lorraine Hansberry: Her Life and Legacy (offering biographical material about Hansberry's life and work); (3) The World of Lorraine Hansberry (looking at important people who influenced Hansberry, and at historical, economic, and social changes that took place during her lifetime and that she was part of); and (4) Before and After the Play (presenting ideas for discussion topics and class activities before and after attending the play). Resources for further exploration are listed. (SR)
Descriptors: Audiences, Black Culture, Black History, Black Leadership, Class Activities, Cultural Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Playwriting, Production Techniques, Theater Arts, United States History
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.