Arthur Miller's All My Sons


Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 150
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A collection of critical essays on Miller's drama "All My Sons" arranged in chronological order of publication.

Miller Plays: 1

All My Sons; Death of a Salesman; The Crucible; A Memory of Two Mondays; A View from the Bridge
Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474225411
Category: Drama
Page: 448
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Reissued with a new jacket to mark the publication of the sixth and final collection of Miller's plays, this volume contains four of the most important and famous plays of the American theatre. All five plays were written by Arthur Miller within a ten-year period which began with his first Broadway hit in 1947: 'With the production of All My Sons, wrote Brooks Atkinson in the New York Times, 'the theatre has acquired a genuine new talent.' This hit was followed by an even greater play: Death of a Salesman. 'A great play of our day', wrote the New York Herald Tribune and the play has gone on to become the classic American tragedy of Willy Loman, a salesman who becomes disillusioned with the American dream. The Crucible (1953) was produced during the McCarthy era and became a parable of the witch-hunting practises of a government rooting out Communists. A View from the Bridge (1955) concerns the lives of longshoremen in the Brooklyn waterfront and has remained one of Miller's most produced plays. A Memory of Two Mondays, a one-act play, was written as a companion piece to A View from the Bridge. 'The greatest American dramatist of our age'. Evening Standard

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: 1408185687
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.

Die Darstellung innerer Konflikte und Bewusstseinsvorgänge in Arthur Millers Dramen am Beispiel von "All my Sons", "Death of a Salesman", "After the Fall" und "The Price"


Author: Barbara Groß-Langenhoff
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638715949
Category:
Page: 102
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Examensarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,3, Universitat zu Koln, 52 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Das menschliche Innenleben entzieht sich einer konkreten, unmittelbaren Anschaulichkeit. Was im Kopf eines Menschen vor sich geht, welche inneren Konflikte er durchmacht, kommt nur bedingt hinter der physischen Fassade zum Vorschein. Zwar konnen teilweise emotionale Stimmungen und Bewusstseinsinhalte jemandem ins Gesicht geschrieben stehen" oder auch anderweitig in der Korpersprache und in Verhaltensweisen andeutungsweise zum Ausdruck kommen, aber hauptsachlich und moglichst differenziert lassen sich Gedankengange, Assoziationen, Gefuhle und Erinnerungen nur dadurch vermitteln, indem man sie in Worte zu fassen versucht. Die Versprachlichung innerer Vorgange wiederum setzt eine gewisse Selbstkenntnis voraus - bzw. eine Kenntnis des Mitmenschen, dessen Psyche man zu analysieren gedenkt. Weiterhin erfordert sie eine gewisse Artikulationsfahigkeit sowie das personliche Interesse an einer ehrlichen Wiedergabe. Welche vielfaltigen Moglichkeiten dagegen das Theater besitzt, um subjektives Erleben anschaulich vorzufuhren, beweist der grosse amerikanische Dramatiker Arthur Miller (*1915, 2005) in seinen Dramenwerken. Als Beispiele bieten sich vier seiner Buhnenstucke an, die sich aufgrund ihrer thematischen bzw. formalen Verwandtschaft besonders gut vergleichen lassen. Dazu gehoren das realistisch-analytische Stuck All my Sons, mit dem Miller 1947 seinen ersten Buhnenerfolg verzeichnete, die beiden Bewusstseinsdramen Death of a Salesman und After the Fall, und nicht zuletzt The Price, mit dem Miller 1968 wieder ein realistisches Drama auf die Buhne brachte. Wahrend All my Sons innerhalb der Konventionen des Realismus nur indirekt auf Bewusstseinsprozesse eingehen kann, ist das spatere realistische Stuck mit hohem Symbolgehalt bereichert, durch den innere Vorgange auch assoziativ verdeutlicht werden. Die Bewus

Critical Companion to Arthur Miller

A Literary Reference to His Life and Work
Author: Susan C. W. Abbotson
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438108389
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 518
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Examines the life and works of Arthur Miller, including detailed synopses of a variety of his works, character descriptions, important places Miller lived and wrote about, and biographies of family, friends, and contemporaries.

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: Toby Silverman Zinman,Susan C. W. Abbotson,Stephen Marino,Alan Louis Ackerman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781408184622
Category:
Page: 260
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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 thei.

A View from the Bridge


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474225586
Category: Drama
Page: 160
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This Student Edition of A View from the Bridge is perfect for students of literature and drama and offers an unrivalled guide to Miller's play. It features an extensive introduction by Steve Marino which includes: a chronology of Miller's life and times; a summary of the plot and commentary on the characters, themes, language, context and production history of the play. Together with over twenty questions for further study and detailed notes on words and phrases from the text, this is the definitive edition of the play. Set among Italian-Americans on the Brooklyn waterfront, A View from the Bridge is the story of longshoreman Eddie Carbone. When his wife's cousins arrive as illegal immigrants from Italy, he is honoured to take them into his house. But when his niece begins to fall in love with one of them Eddie grows increasingly suspicious, eventually precipitating his violation of the moral and cultural codes of his community and leading to the play's tragic finale. With its examination of the themes of sexuality, responsibility, betrayal and vengeance, the play is vintage Miller and a modern classic.

The Cambridge Companion to Arthur Miller


Author: Christopher Bigsby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139826220
Category: Drama
Page: N.A
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Arthur Miller is regarded as one of the most important playwrights of the twentieth century, and his work continues to be widely performed and studied around the world. This updated Companion includes Miller's work since the publication of the first edition in 1997 - the plays Mr Peters' Connections, Resurrection Blues, and Finishing the Picture - and key productions of his plays since his death in 2005. The chapter on Miller and the cinema has been completely revised to include new films, and demonstrates that Miller's work remains an important source for filmmakers. In addition to detailed analyses of plays including Death of a Salesman and The Crucible, Miller's work is also placed within the context of the social and political climate of the time. The volume closes with a bibliographic essay which reviews the key studies of Miller and also contains a detailed chronology of the work of this influential dramatist.

Individuum und Gesellschaft in Death of a Salesman und All my sons


Author: Silke Nufer
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638139883
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 28
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2001 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 2, Universität zu Köln (Englisches Seminar Uni Köln), Veranstaltung: Arthur Miller, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Arthur Miller zählt zu einem der bedeutendsten Vertretern des amerikanischen Nachkriegstheaters. Miller will sich selbst als Gesellschafts- und Zeitkritiker verstanden wissen. Arthur Miller schwebt ein neues social drama vor, welches nicht nur die gesellschaftliche Unfreiheit und Determiniertheit des Subjekts analysiert und erkennt, sondern außerdem dazu in der Lage ist, zu hinterfragen: Was ist eine mögliche Quelle für gesellschaftliche Wertestandards? Welche Formen des gesellschaftlichen Zusammenlebens sind dazu geeignet, ein Gefühl von Sinnerfülltheit und Selbstrespekt zu schaffen? Das dem griechischen Drama zugrundeliegende Menschenbild, in welchem das Individuum mit seiner sozialen Rolle einen festen Bestandteil der antiken polis darstellt- hilft Miller bei der Fundierung seines Humanismus. Der Mensch steht im Mittelpunkt. In seinen social plays legt Miller sein Augenmerk vor allem auf die Gesellschaft als eine dynamische Entität und auf die Vielzahl von Individuen. Diese konstituieren eine Gesellschaft, in der sie agieren und auf der anderen Seite reagieren. Zur Existenz als Individuum gehört die Identität des Einzelnen. Auf die Problematik der Identitätsfindung und des Identitätverlustes wird am Beispiel der Protagonisten von All my sons und Death of a Salesman eingegangen. Bei dieser Untersuchung ist die Rolle der Familie nicht unerheblich, denn Miller bedient sich bei der Figurenkonstellation in vieler seiner Stücke einer Familie. In der amerikanischen Gesellschaft spielt insbesondere der Mythos des American Dream eine wichtige Rolle. Auch Miller greift diesen Mythos in seinen Dramen auf, jedoch verdeutlicht er in seiner Rolle als Gesellschaftskritiker auch dessen Schattenseiten. Der Schwerpunkt dieser Arbeit soll auf einer soziologischen, psychologischen und gesellschaftskritischen Betrachtung der Stücke All my sons und Death of a Salesman liegen. [...]

Student Companion to Arthur Miller


Author: Susan C. W. Abbotson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313309496
Category: Drama
Page: 169
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Examines Arthur Miller's life, his literary heritage, and eight works from "All my Sons" to "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan," discusses literary style, points of view, and setting, and offers analyses from different critical approaches.

Arthur Miller's America

Theater & Culture in a Time of Change
Author: Enoch Brater
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472031559
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 268
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Perspectives on America's greatest living playwright that explore his longstanding commitment to forging a uniquely American theater Arthur Miller's America collects new writing by leading international critics and scholars that considers the dramatic world of icon, activist, and playwright Arthur Miller's theater as it reflects the changing moral equations of his time. Written on the occasion of Miller's 85th year, the original essays and interviews in Arthur Miller's America treat the breadth of Miller's work, including his early political writings for the campus newspaper at the University of Michigan, his famous work with John Huston, Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe on The Misfits, and his signature plays like Death of a Salesman and All My Sons.

Understanding Arthur Miller


Author: Alice Griffin
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570031014
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
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A comprehensive reader's companion to the works of one of America's greatest playwrights.