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Arthur Miller (1) (1915–2005)

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The son of a well-to-do New York Jewish family, Miller graduated from high school and then went to work in a warehouse. He was born on October 17, 1915, in Harlem, New York City. His plays have been called "political," but he considers the areas of literature and politics to be quite separate and visa mer has said, "The only sure and valid aim---speaking of art as a weapon---is the humanizing of man." The recurring theme of all his plays is the relationship between a man's identity and the image that society demands of him. After two years, he entered the University of Michigan, where he soon started writing plays. All My Sons (1947), a Broadway success that won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1947, tells the story of a son, home from the war, who learns that his brother's death was due to defective airplane parts turned out by their profiteering father. Death of a Salesman (1949), Miller's experimental yet classical American tragedy, received both the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1949. It is a poignant statement of a man facing himself and his failure. In The Crucible (1953), a play about bigotry in the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692, Miller brings into focus the social tragedy of a society gone mad, as well as the agony of a heroic individual. The play was generally considered to be a comment on the McCarthyism of its time. Miller himself appeared before the Congressional Un-American Activities Committee and steadfastly refused to involve his friends and associates when questioned about them. His screenplay for The Misfits (1961), from his short story, was written for his second wife, actress Marilyn Monroe (see Vol. 3); After the Fall (1964) has clear autobiographical overtones and involves the story of this ill-fated marriage as well as further dealing with Miller's experiences with McCarthyism. In the one-act Incident at Vichy (1964), a group of men are picked off the streets one morning during the Nazi occupation of France. The Price (1968) is a psychological drama concerning two brothers, one a police officer, one a wealthy surgeon, whose long-standing conflict is explored over the disposal of their father's furniture. The Creation of the World and Other Business (1973) is a retelling of the story of Genesis, attempted as a comedy. The American Clock (1980) explores the impact of the Depression on the nation and its individual citizens. Among Miller's most recent works is Danger: Memory! (1987), a study of two elderly friends. During the 1980s, almost all of Miller's plays were given major British revivals, and the playwright's work has been more popular in Britain than in the United States of late. Miller died of heart failure after a battle against cancer, pneumonia and congestive heart disease at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut. He was 89 years old. (Bowker Author Biography) Arthur Miller, American playwright, was born on October 17, 1915, in New York City. He earned an AB from the University of Michigan and began to write plays while still a student. He won the first of his many awards, the Avery Hopwood Prize of the University of Michigan, for his first play, Honors at Dawn. This was followed by many other award-winning plays. One of the best-known of these, Death of a Salesman, won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1949 as well as a Drama Critics Circle Award; it continues to be one of the most frequently performed and adapted plays of this century. Some of his other titles include The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, The Misfits, After the Fall, and Vichy. Miller also wrote several travel pieces, including In Russia and Chinese Encounters (both in collaboration with his third wife, Ingeborg Morath); a novel, Focus; and the autobiography, Timebends: A Life. Arthur Miller was married to Mary Grace Slattery in 1940. They had two children and were divorced in 1952. In 1956, he married actress Marilyn Monroe and they divorced in 1961. He married Morath in 1962 and they have two children together. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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En handelsresandes död (1948) 11,858 exemplar
A View from the Bridge (1955) 1,065 exemplar
All My Sons (1947) 1,052 exemplar
Efter syndafallet (1964) 592 exemplar
Tidskurvor : ett liv (1987) 559 exemplar
The Portable Arthur Miller (1971) 400 exemplar
Focus (1945) 390 exemplar
An Enemy of the People (1950) 320 exemplar
The Price (1968) — Författare — 272 exemplar
Incident at Vichy [2016 TV movie] (1964) — Play — 242 exemplar
The Misfits (1961) — Författare — 155 exemplar
The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991) 143 exemplar
Presence: Stories (2007) 134 exemplar
Broken Glass (1994) 130 exemplar
Plain Girl (1992) — Författare — 99 exemplar
Collected Plays 1964-1982 (2012) 98 exemplar
Collected Plays (1957) 90 exemplar
The Misfits [1961 film] (1961) — Screenwriter — 90 exemplar
Playing for Time (1985) 72 exemplar
I Don't Need You Any More (1967) — Författare — 71 exemplar
The Penguin Arthur Miller: Collected Plays (2015) — Författare — 66 exemplar
Danger: Memory! (1986) 57 exemplar
Collected Plays 1987-2004 (2015) 53 exemplar
Resurrection Blues (2002) 52 exemplar
Death of a Salesman [1985 TV movie] (1985) — Screenwriter — 52 exemplar
The Man Who Had All the Luck (1940) 50 exemplar
The Misfits, story of a shoot (1672) 48 exemplar
The American Clock (1980) 46 exemplar
The Crucible: A Screenplay (1996) 45 exemplar
The Last Yankee (1991) 44 exemplar
Chinese Encounters (1979) 42 exemplar
Salesman in Beijing (1984) 35 exemplar
Mr. Peters' Connections (1998) — Författare — 34 exemplar
A Memory of Two Mondays (1955) 33 exemplar
The Archbishop's Ceiling (1977) 30 exemplar
The Last Yankee & Broken Glass (1994) 26 exemplar
In Russia (1969) 23 exemplar
Jane's Blanket (1963) 20 exemplar
Hexenjagd: Der Tod Des Handlungsreisenden (1960) — Författare — 17 exemplar
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Everybody Wins: A Screenplay (1984) 10 exemplar
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Collected Plays: v. 1 (1974) 5 exemplar
Final Edition (1981) 4 exemplar
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I cry like a baby. The language is so full of vitality and power. The characters are vividly drawn. The play puts up a horrifying mirror in which we see the sociological, political, and philosophical folly of human society. Readers understand, just as John Proctor does, that a contagious derangement has descended upon Salem, and yet we manufacture that Salem again and again in new and more deranged ways. Just an amazing portrait of moral failure with a stunning glimpse of redemption.
BeauxArts79 | 154 andra recensioner | Nov 5, 2023 |

This was an interesting take on the trials in Salem, some things true and some imagined. As you were supposed to, I hated Abigail and loved Elizabeth, her husband was a supreme jerk. Also, unrelated, the way all the men call the women “Woman” was a little abrupt, but I could see it being true (though I don’t know for sure).
Danielle.Desrochers | 154 andra recensioner | Oct 10, 2023 |
"The Price" is my favorite of all the plays I've read by Arthur Miller thus far. Within this drama, the characters are flawed, contradictory, disturbed, frustrated, in denial, good, and bad. Because I'm the same age as the protagonist / antagonist, Victor, I viscerally relate to the dilemma / mid-life crisis he's experiencing. Is it too late for that second chance--too late for Victor to actually make something of himself as he conceived when he was young and not so disillusioned? There's not much time left to act--the clock is ticking. The power struggle between the two brothers, Victor and Walter, manifests quite civilly--though the rage simmers, it is rarely violent. It could be said that Walter, the more "successful" of the two brothers, is also the more secure of the two. Walter has always known what he wanted and he goes for it; nothing stops him. Whereas Victor, being less sure, is propped up by the presence of his wife, Esther--who "thinks" for Victor. It's as if Esther functions as Victor's superego; perhaps Victor is not strong enough to face Walter on his own. Everything crystallizes in Act II (Walter appears at the end of Act I); in Act I, skeptical Victor is getting ripped off by Solomon, the appraiser. That transaction sums up the entire problem with Victor's life--he's a guy who's always settling, never risking for the potentially big payoff. On the other hand, possibly Solomon is doing Victor a favor, taking this junk furniture off his hands--maybe Solomon is relieving Victor of that chip on his shoulder he's been carrying around for all those years. In the final scene of Act II of "The Price", Solomon laughs hysterically and uncontrollably by himself, relieved of yet another day of insidious wheeling and dealing. Is he a madman? A saint? Or both? Postscriptum--Although the play is divided into two acts, in the Author's Production Note on the final page of this text, Miller writes that " ..... an unbroken performance is preferable".… (mer)
stephencbird | 3 andra recensioner | Sep 19, 2023 |
Timebends by Arthur Miller is a long-winded autobiography that incoherently jumps back and forth. I struggled to get to the good stuff about his landmark plays Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, All my Sons, etc. The overwriting poetic language becomes tiresome after a hundred pages. I skipped over long passages that held little interest to me.
GordonPrescottWiener | 8 andra recensioner | Aug 24, 2023 |


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