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.

All My Sons

Drama in Three Acts
Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822200161
Category: Drama
Page: 70
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Presents the classic play, first produced in 1947, about guilt, responsibility, and the relationship between fathers and sons in the aftermath of a World War II corruption case.

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.

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All My Sons; Death of a Salesman; The Crucible; A Memory of Two Mondays; A View from the Bridge
Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408111306
Category: Drama
Page: 448
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Volume one in Methuen Drama's series of the definitive works of Arthur Miller.

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.

All My Sons


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435225780
Category: American drama
Page: 80
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A searing exposure of war profiteering and the awful price paid by self-interest and greed, 'All My Sons' represented Miller's first Broadway success in 1947.

The Portable Arthur Miller


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142437551
Category: Drama
Page: 575
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Containing in full Miller's masterpieces "The Crucible" and "Death of a Salesman, " this collection comprises 60 years of writing from America's greatest living playwright.

Resurrection Blues

A Prologue and Two Acts
Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143035480
Category: Drama
Page: 112
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Arthur Miller's penultimate play, Resurrection Blues, is a darkly comic satirical allegory that poses the question: What would happen if Christ were to appear in the world today? In an unidentified Latin American country, General Felix Barriaux has captured an elusive revolutionary leader. The rebel, known by various names, is rumored to have performed miracles throughout the countryside. The General plans to crucify the mysterious man, and the exclusive television rights to the twenty-four-hour reality-TV event have been sold to an American network for $25 million. An allegory that asserts the interconnectedness of our actions and each person's culpability in world events, Resurrection Blues is a comedic and tragic satire of precarious morals in our media-saturated age.

Presence

Stories
Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440649684
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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An unforgettable collection of a master storyteller?s final works Throughout his life, Arthur Miller, one of the foremost dramatists of the twentieth century, wrote highly regarded fiction?from his early novel Focus to two collections, I Don?t Need You Anymore and Homely Girl. In Presence, a posthumous gathering of his last published stories, he reveals the same profound insight, humanism, and empathy that characterized his great dramatic works. The six stories included here have all appeared in major publications and each displays all the assuredness of an artist in his autumnal prime. Presence is a gift that all fans of Miller?s work, as well as readers of contemporary fiction, will applaud.

The Price


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241960126
Category: Drama
Page: 128
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Victor, a New York cop nearing retirement, moves among furniture in the disused attic of a house marked for demolition. Cabinets, desks, a damaged harp, an overstuffed armchair - the relics of a lost life of affluence he's finally come to sell. But when his brother Walter, who he hasn't spoken to in years, arrives, the talk stops being just about whether Victor's been offered a fair price for the furniture, and turns to the price that one and not the other of them paid when their father lost both his fortune and the will to go on ...

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.

Modern Critical Interpretations Set, 83-Volumes


Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
ISBN: 9780791096864
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: N.A
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" Presents important and scholarly criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature" The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism" Contains notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index" Introductory essay by Harold Bloom

No Villain


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 0822236508
Category: Drama
Page: 59
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Over six days during the spring break of 1936 at the University of Michigan, a twenty-year-old college sophomore wrote his first play, NO VILLAIN. His aim was to win the prestigious Avery Hopwood award and, more importantly, the $250 prize he needed in order to return to college the following year. Miller won the award, but the play would remain buried until it received its world premiere nearly eighty years after it was written. NO VILLAIN tells the story of a garment industry strike that sets a son against his factory proprietor father. Here, Miller explores the Marxist theory that would see him hauled before the House Un-American Activities Committee years later. This remarkable debut play gives us a tantalising glimpse of Miller’s early life, the seeding of his political values, and the beginning of his extraordinary career.

Arthur Miller's America

Theater and Culture in a Time of Change
Author: Enoch Brater
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472024388
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 280
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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.

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 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