All My Sons


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110199262X
Category: Drama
Page: 112
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Celebrating the Arthur Miller centennial year, an eye-catching new Penguin Plays edition of the work that established him as a leading voice in the American theater In 1947, Arthur Miller exploded onto Broadway with his first major work, All My Sons, winning both the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play and the Tony for Best Author. The play introduced themes that would preoccupy Miller throughout his career: the relationships between fathers and sons and the conflict between business and personal ethics. This striking new edition adds All My Sons to the elegant Penguin Plays series—now in beautifully redesigned covers. Joe Keller and Steve Deever, partners in a machine shop during World War II, turned out defective airplane parts, causing the deaths of many men. Deever was sent to prison while Keller escaped punishment and went back to business, making himself very wealthy in the ensuing years. A love affair between Keller’s son, Chris, and Ann Deever, Steve’s daughter; the bitterness of George Deever, who returns from the war to find his father in prison and his father’s partner free; and the reaction of Chris Keller to his father’s guilt escalate toward a climax of electrifying intensity. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Student Handbook to the Plays of Arthur Miller

All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, Broken Glass
Author: Alan Ackerman
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472514378
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
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A Student Handbook to the Plays of Arthur Miller provides the essential guide to Miller's most studied and revived dramas. Authored by a team of leading scholars, it offers students a clear analysis and detailed commentary on five of Miller's plays: All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge and Broken Glass. A consistent framework of analysis ensures that whether readers want a summary of the play, a commentary on the themes or characters, or a discussion of the work in performance, they can readily find what they need to develop their understanding and aid their appreciation of Miller's artistry. A chronology of Miller's life and work helps to situate his oeuvre in context and the introduction reinforces this by providing a clear overview of his writing, its recurrent themes and how these are intertwined with his life and times. For each play the author provides a summary of the plot, followed by commentary on the context, themes, characters, structure and language, and the play in production - both on stage and screen adaptations; there are questions for further study and detailed notes on words and phrases in the text. The wealth of authoritative and clear commentary on each play, together with further questions that encourage comparison across Miller's work and related plays by other leading writers, ensures that this is the clearest and fullest guide to Miller's greatest plays.

Death of a Salesman


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822202905
Category: Drama
Page: 104
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One of the great popular successes of recent Broadway history, this ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients--gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. Dealing with the devious machinati

The Crucible


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101042465
Category: Drama
Page: 176
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A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity. But in Arthur Miller's edgy masterpiece, that very belief will have poisonous consequences when a vengeful teenager accuses a rival of witchcraft—and then when those accusations multiply to consume the entire village. First produced in 1953, at a time when America was convulsed by a new epidemic of witch-hunting, The Crucible brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil. It is a play that is not only relentlessly suspenseful and vastly moving but that compels readers to fathom their hearts and consciences in ways that only the greatest theater ever can. "A drama of emotional power and impact" —New York Post

A Study Guide for Ben Jonson's "On My First Son"


Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410354539
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 23
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A Study Guide for Ben Jonson's "On My First Son," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Arthur Miller

Collected Plays, 1964-1982
Author: Arthur Miller,Tony Kushner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781598531473
Category: Drama
Page: 823
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This volume---the second on The Library of America's definitive edition of the works of Arthur Miller---offers an unprecedented look at the extraordinary middle phase of an essential American dramatist. Here are fourteen plays, from Broadway hits to previously unpublished rarities, that trace Miller's evolving genius as he experimented with new forms and themes. Included are After the Fall, a tour de force exploration of guilt, responsibility, and history that shocked the public with its apparent depiction of Miller's life with Marilyn Monroe; Incident at Vichy, a devastating one-act dramatizing the roundup of Jews in Vichy, France; The Price, an intimate drama about two brothers and their inheritance, Miller's biggest commercial success since Death of aSalesman; The Archbishop's Ceiling, a tense and intricately plotted exploration of creativity and the Cold War; Playing for Time, a groundbreaking teleplay based on the story of the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz; and many more.

My Children! My Africa! (TCG Edition)


Author: Athol Fugard
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559366915
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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The search for a means to an end to apartheid erupts into conflict between a black township youth and his "old-fashioned" black teacher.

The Crucible


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435232818
Category: Historical drama, American
Page: 160
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The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. Many have large casts and a mixure of boy and girl parts. The Crucible is a study of the events which led to the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials, and a parable for 1950s McCarthyism in the USA.

Getting the Love You Want

A Guide for Couples
Author: Harville Hendrix
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805068955
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 303
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A marriage therapist and pastoral counselor explains that most of the feelings of receiving inadequate love come from unresolved childhood conflicts and describes how adults can learn to flourish as loving and loved people, in a new edition of the best-selling handbook. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

The Man who Had All the Luck

A Fable
Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142437865
Category: Drama
Page: 83
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When David Beeves achieves enormous personal and professional success, he finds that his good fortune merely emphasizes the tragedies of those less fortunate, and he struggles to find reason and fulfillment in life.

A View from the Bridge


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241960118
Category: Drama
Page: 96
View: 335

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Eddie Carbone is a longshoreman and a straightforward man, with a strong sense of decency and of honour. For Eddie, it's a privilege to take in his wife's cousins, straight off the boat from Italy. But, as his niece begins to fall for one of them, it's clear that it's not just, as Eddie claims, that he's too strange, too sissy, too careless for her, but that something bigger, deeper is wrong, and wrong inside Eddie, in a way he can't face. Something which threatens the happiness of their whole family.

Research guide to biography and criticism

world drama
Author: Walton Beacham
Publisher: Research Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 742
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Description and evaluation of the most important biographical, autobiographical, and critical sources for 146 dramatics worldwide.

Arthur Miller

1915-1962
Author: Christopher Bigsby
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780674057081
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 739
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This is the long-awaited biography of one of the twentieth centuryâe(tm)s greatest playwrights, Arthur Miller, whose postwar decade of work earned him international critical and popular acclaim. Christopher Bigsbyâe(tm)s gripping, meticulously researched biography examines his refusal to name names before the notorious House on Un-American Activities Committee, offers new insights into Millerâe(tm)s marriage to Marilyn Monroe, and sheds new light on how their relationship informed Millerâe(tm)s subsequent great plays.

Everyday Voice Care

The Lifestyle Guide for Singers and Talkers
Author: Joanna Cazden
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1458443183
Category: Music
Page: 194
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(Book). The human voice expresses more than words, more than music. Vocal expression links the listener directly to another person's inner feelings, body, and soul. Keeping the voice healthy used to be as mysterious as the power of voice itself. Modern science has revealed much about the vocal mechanism and its health requirements, but simple information for the average voice user has remained hard to find and harder to trust. In Everyday Voice Care: The Lifestyle Guide for Singers and Talkers , respected voice therapist Joanna Cazden brings together a wealth of practical tips and advice to help keep your own expressive voice in top working order. Drawing from her experience as a singer, theater artist, and a licensed speech pathologist who has treated more than 1,000 voice patients, Cazden integrates up-to-date medical information with common-sense suggestions and sympathy for the demands of contemporary life. Chapters on food and drink, cold remedies, loud parties, travel, fitness routines, and when to see a doctor are complemented by notes on alternative health care and the spiritual dimension of vocal rest. This invaluable resource for voice and speech professionals, students, and teachers will answer even the age-old question of whether to put lemon or honey in your tea.

Incident at Vichy


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241960142
Category: Drama
Page: 80
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In Vichy France, 1942, a group of men sit outside an office, waiting to be interviewed. The reason they have been pulled off the street and taken there is obvious enough. They are, for the most part, Jews. But how serious an offence this is, and how they are to suffer for it, is not clear, and they hope for the best. But as rumours pass between them of trains full of people locked from the outside and furnaces in Poland, and although they reassure themselves that nothing so monstrous could be true, their panic rises.

A Reader's Guide to Modern American Drama


Author: Sanford V. Sternlicht
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815629399
Category: Drama
Page: 260
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A comprehensive survey of modern American drama beginning with its antecedents in Victorian melodrama through to the present. Sternlicht discusses the work and achievement of more than seventy playwrights, from Eugene O’Neill to Susan-lori Parks—from the golden era of Broadway to the rise of Off-Broadway and regional theater. He shows how world theater influenced the American stage, and how the views of American dramatists reflected the great American social movements of their times. In addition, Sternlicht describes the contributions of the early Experimental theater, the Federal Theater of the 1930s, African American, feminist, and gay and lesbian drama—and the joyous trends and triumphs of American musical theater.

Philip Allan Literature Guide (for A-Level): Death of a Salesman


Author: Anne Crow
Publisher: Philip Allan
ISBN: 1444153773
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 96
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Written by experienced A-level examiners and teachers who know exactly what students need to succeed, and edited by a chief examiner, Philip Allan Literature Guides (for A-level) are invaluable study companions with exam-specific advice to help you to get the grade you need. This full colour guide includes: - detailed scene summaries and sections on themes, characters, form, structure, language and contexts - a dedicated 'Working with the text' section on how to write about texts for coursework and controlled assessment and how to revise for exams - Taking it further boxes on related books, film adaptations and websites - Pause for thought boxes to get you thinking more widely about the text - Task boxes to test yourself on transformation, analysis, research and comparison activities - Top 10 quotes PLUS FREE REVISION RESOURCES at www.philipallan.co.uk/literatureguidesonline, including a glossary of literary terms and concepts, revision advice, sample essays with student answers and examiners comments, interactive questions, revision podcasts, flash cards and spider diagrams, links to unmissable websites, and answers to tasks set in the guide.