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

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.

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 View from the Bridge


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

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 Man Who Had All the Luck


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101992603
Category: Drama
Page: 112
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A new Penguin Plays edition of the forgotten classic that launched the career of one of America’s greatest playwrights It took more than fifty years for The Man Who Had All the Luck to be appreciated for what it truly is: the first stirrings of a genius that would go on to blossom in such masterpieces as Death of a Salesman and The Crucible. This striking new edition finally adds Miller’s first major play to the Penguin Plays series—now in beautifully redesigned covers. Infused with the moral malaise of the Depression era, this parable-like drama centers on David Beeves, a man before whom every obstacle to personal and professional success seems to crumble with ease. But his good fortune merely serves to reveal the tragedies of those around him in greater relief, offering what David believes to be evidence of a capricious god or, worse, a godless, arbitrary universe. David’s journey toward fulfillment becomes a nightmare of existential doubts, a desperate grasp for reason in a cosmos seemingly devoid of any, and a struggle that will take him to the brink of madness. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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.

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.

Arthur Miller

A Playwright's Life and Works
Author: Enoch Brater
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500512425
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 143
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An informed study of the esteemed playwright's career evaluates his role in charting the landscape of the modern American theater, offering insight into his seminal dramas while tracing his life from his prize-winning student days through the successes of such pieces as Death of a Salesman.

Remembering Arthur Miller


Author: Christopher Bigsby
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408150166
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 318
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Reflections on the late Arthur Miller from over seventy writers, actors, directors and friends, with 'Arthur Miller Remembers', an interview with the writer from 1995. Following his death in February 2005, newspapers were filled with tributes to the man regarded by many as the greatest playwright of the twentieth century. Published as a celebration and commemoration of his life, Part I of Remembering Arthur Miller is a collection of over seventy specially commissioned pieces from writers, actors, directors and friends, providing personal, critical and professional commentary on the man who gave the theatre such timeless classics as All my Sons, A View from the Bridge, The Death of a Salesman, and The Crucible. Contributors read like a Who's Who of theatre, film and literature: Edward Albee, Alan Ayckbourn, Brian Cox, Richard Eyre, Joseph Fiennes, Nadine Gordimer, Dustin Hoffman, Warren Mitchell, Harold Pinter, Vanessa Redgrave and Tom Stoppard, to name but a few. Part II, 'Arthur Miller Remembers', is an in-depth and wide-ranging interview conducted with Miller in 1995. Bigsby's expertise and Miller's candour produce a wonderfully insightful commentary and analysis both of Miller's life and the life of twentieth century America. It covers Miller's upbringing in Harlem, the Depression, marriage to Marilyn Monroe, post-war America, being sentenced to prison by the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1956, and his presidency of the writer's organisation, PEN International. The discourse also provides a commentary on and analysis of his many plays andMiller's reflections on the Amercian theatre.

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.

Salesman in Beijing


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Methuen Publishing
ISBN: 9780413775450
Category: Dramatists, American
Page: 256
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In 1983, Arthur Miller was invited to Beijing to direct the first Chinese production of Death of a Salesman. This book is the diary he kept during of that unique and eccentric production. The diary portrays the challenges that faced Miller as a Liberal American playwright and director working in Communist China. Miller's major concern was how to overcome the linguistic and cultural difficulties of trying to communicate his artistic vision to a Chinese cast. The result is not merely an interesting account of a highly unusual production, but it also reveals the process any production may go through, and is an insight into the mind of a considerate director. * Long-overdue reissue of a seminal theatre book by the grent American dramatist.

The Hairy Ape

Anna Christie, The First Man
Author: Eugene O'Neill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American drama
Page: 322
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A Memory of Two Mondays

Play in One Act
Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 9780822207474
Category: Drama
Page: 51
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THE STORY: Writing of A MEMORY OF TWO MONDAYS, Chapman called it: a one-act fragment about people who work in an automobile parts warehouse in the early Roosevelt days. Properly speaking, it has no plot--yet something does happen to almost everybod

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.