Lorraine Hansberry | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Walter Kerr

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Lorraine Hansberry.
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Critical Essay by Walter Kerr

Virtually all of "Les Blancs" is … vivid, stinging, intellectually alive, and what is there is mature work, ready to stand without apology alongside the completed work of our best craftsmen. The language in particular is … unmistakably stage language….

The anguish of [Tshembe's] decision is the burden of the play, but it becomes anguish only at the final curtain. Prior to that it is verbal sharpshooting of the most trenchant kind, fun when it is hurting….

[Some of the characters's] roles are not fully developed or neatly tucked into the play's structure. [The] journalist is a figurehead with no developed purpose of his own; his task is to set up pomposities for [Tshembe] to puncture. The Major is still sheer villain. Two key figures do not appear at all: a tribal...

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