The Ride Down Mt. Morgan


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101664916
Category: Drama
Page: 128
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A car wreck on the slopes of Mt. Morgan puts poet and insurance tycoon Lyman Felt in the hospital. While Lyman recovers, two women meet in the hospital to discover that they are both married to him. With his secrets exposed, Lyman tries to justify himself to the two women--the prim, cultured Theo and the restless, ambitious Leah--at the same time hoping to convince himself that he is blameless. Moving between broad farce and delicate tragedy, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan reveals the struggle between honesty with others and honesty with oneself. This new edition incorporates the revisions Miller wrote for the acclaimed 1998 Public Theatre production starring Patrick Stewart.

The Ride Down Mt. Morgan


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 9780822217008
Category: Drama
Page: 71
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THE STORY: Lyman's desires have allowed him to believe that loving--and marrying--two women is the kind of love that is totally truthful, and that he is being true to himself. When found out, his wives clarify the position: Only by deceiving everyone

The Ride Down Mt. Morgan


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241198895
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 160
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A car wreck on the slopes of Mount Morgan puts insurance tycoon Lyman Felt in the hospital. While Lyman recovers, two women meet in the hospital waiting room only to discover that they are both married to him. With his secrets exposed, Lyman tries to justify himself to the two women - the prim, cultured Theo and the restless, ambitious Leah - at the same time hoping to convince himself that he is blameless. Moving between broad farce and delicate tragedy, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan explores the struggle between honesty with others and honesty with oneself.

A Study Guide for Arthur Miller's "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan"


Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410392384
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 24
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A Study Guide for Arthur Miller's "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan" , excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama 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 Drama for Students for all of your research needs.

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.

Incident at Vichy

A Play
Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101664940
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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In Vichy France in 1942, eight men and a boy are seized by the collaborationist authorities and made to wait in a building that may be a police station. Some of them are Jews. All of them have something to hide—if not from the Nazis, then from their fellow detainees and, inevitably, from themselves. For in this claustrophobic antechamber to the death camps, everyone is guilty. And perhaps none more so than those who can walk away alive. In Incident at Vichy, Arthur Miller re-creates Dante's hell inside the gaping pit that is our history and populates it with sinners whose crimes are all the more fearful because they are so recognizable. "One of the most important plays of our time . . . Incident at Vichy returns the theater to greatness." —The New York Times

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 Penguin Arthur Miller

Collected Plays (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101991976
Category: Drama
Page: 1312
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To celebrate the centennial of his birth, the collected plays of America’s greatest twentieth-century dramatist in a beautiful bespoke hardcover edition In the history of postwar American art and politics, Arthur Miller casts a long shadow as a playwright of stunning range and power whose works held up a mirror to America and its shifting values. The Penguin Arthur Miller celebrates Miller’s creative and intellectual legacy by bringing together the breadth of his plays, which span the decades from the 1930s to the new millennium. From his quiet debut, The Man Who Had All the Luck, and All My Sons, the follow-up that established him as a major talent, to career hallmarks like The Crucible and Death of a Salesman, and later works like Mr. Peters’ Connections and Resurrection Blues, the range and courage of Miller’s moral and artistic vision are here on full display. This lavish bespoke edition, specially produced to commemorate the Miller centennial, is a must-have for devotees of Miller’s work. The Penguin Arthur Miller will ensure a permanent place on any bookshelf for the full span of Miller’s extraordinary dramatic career. The Penguin Arthur Miller includes: The Man Who Had All the Luck, All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, An Enemy of the People, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, After the Fall, Incident at Vichy, The Price, The Creation of the World and Other Business, The Archbishop’s Ceiling, The American Clock, Playing for Time, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The Last Yankee, Broken Glass, Mr. Peters’ Connections, and Resurrection Blues. From the Hardcover edition.

The Last Yankee


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474225705
Category: Drama
Page: 112
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This Student Edition of After the Fall is perfect for students of literature and drama and offers an unrivalled and comprehensive guide to Miller's play. It features an extensive introduction by Katherine Egerton 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 in a New England state mental hospital in the early 1990s when Prozac was routinely adminstered to treat depression, The Last Yankee sees Miller exploring aspects of the American Dream through the lives of four characters who question and grapple with definitions of success, health and fulfillment. Described by Miller as 'a comedy about a tragedy' the one act play highlights conflicts between men and women, between the working class and the capitalist businessman and between interior and exterior realities.

The Cocktail Hour

A Comedy
Author: Albert Ramsdell Gurney
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 9780822202257
Category: Drama
Page: 77
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THE STORY: The time is the mid '70s, the place a city in upstate New York. John, a playwright, returns to his family's house, bringing with him a new play which he has written about them. His purpose is to obtain their permission to proceed with pr

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.

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.

Mr. Peters' Connections


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101664959
Category: Drama
Page: 64
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Produced in May 1998 in New York and starring Peter Falk, Mr. Peters' Connections takes place, in Miller's own words, in "that suspended state of consciousness when the mind is freed to roam from real memories to conjectures, from trivialities to tragic insights, from terror of death to glorying in one's being alive." Within the confines of his mind, Mr. Peters interacts with the living members of his family and his long-deceased brother and lover, as well as the imaginary Adele, a black bag lady, who is a figment of Peters' imagination and one of Miller's most original characters. "A work of rare honesty and dignity" (Fintan O'Toole, New York Daily News), Mr. Peters' Connections uncoils with ferocious, life-affirming intensity.

Death of a Salesman

Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem
Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101042151
Category: Drama
Page: 144
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning tragedy of a salesman’s deferred American dream Ever since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of the American theater. In the person of Willy Loman, the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine, Arthur Miller redefined the tragic hero as a man whose dreams are at once insupportably vast and dangerously insubstantial. He has given us a figure whose name has become a symbol for a kind of majestic grandiosity—and a play that compresses epic extremes of humor and anguish, promise and loss, between the four walls of an American living room. "By common consent, this is one of the finest dramas in the whole range of the American theater." —Brooks Atkinson, The New York Times "So simple, central, and terrible that the run of playwrights would neither care nor dare to attempt it." —Time

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

The Archbishop's Ceiling ; The American Clock

Two Plays
Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802131270
Category: Drama
Page: 204
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Jacket description/back: These two plays, first produced in the United States in the 1970s, have recently been revived here and abroad to great critical and popular acclaim. Both had triumphant runs on London's West End in 1986-87, and the Huntington Theatre Company gave The American Clock a rousing Boston premiere in the fall of 1988, at the same time -- remarkably enough -- that "The Archibishop's Ceiling" was playing to packed houses in a landmark production in Budepest.

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.

A Life in the Theatre

A Play
Author: David Mamet
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802150677
Category: Drama
Page: 95
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Two actors, one a veteran and the other a novice, go through an entire wardrobe and a cycle of onstage and offstage roles