Critical Companion to Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller, best known for his works The Crucible and Death of a Salesman, is one of America's most important dramatists.

Author: Susan C. W. Abbotson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108384

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.
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Arthur Miller New Edition

She is author of Critical Companion to Arthur Miller (Facts On File, 2007) and co-author of Understanding Death of a Salesman (Greenwood, 1999).

Author: Harold Bloom

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ISBN: 9781438112770

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Chronicles the life and works of Arthur Miller.
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The Cambridge Companion to Arthur Miller

This Companion provides an introduction to one of the most important playwrights of the twentieth century.

Author: Christopher Bigsby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521559928

Category: Drama

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This Companion provides an introduction to one of the most important playwrights of the twentieth century.
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Arthur Miller s Century

She is the author of A Critical Companion to Arthur Miller and Student Companion to Arthur Miller and numerous articles on Arthur Miller.

Author: Stephen Marino

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443896153

Category: Literary Criticism

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Arthur Miller was one of the major American dramatists of the twentieth century, clearly ranking with other truly great American playwrights, including Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, and Edward Albee. The centennial of Miller’s birth in New York City on October 17, 1915 was celebrated around the world with a panoply of staged productions, theatrical events, media documentaries, and academic conferences. Miller earned his reputation during a career of more than seventy years, in which he achieved critical success in the 1940s and 1950s with the dramas All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible and A View from the Bridge. He was also notable for his refusal to “name names at his appearance before the House Un-American Activities Committee”, his marriage to the film actress Marilyn Monroe, and his spell as president of the literary organization, International P.E.N. Arthur Miller was not only a literary giant, but also one of the more significant political, cultural, and social figures of his time. He was a man of conviction and integrity who frequently took stands, popular and unpopular, on the ethical issues that engaged societies throughout the world. This collection includes eclectic essays from Miller scholars who provide detailed discussions of text and performance, of Miller as a political and cultural figure, and of his connection to other playwrights. The contributions explore the trajectory of Miller’s career, his most famous and frequently produced works, such as Death of a Salesman and The Crucible, the dramas of his later career, and his fiction. The collection appeals to a broad American and international audience and a cross-section of readers, including undergraduates, graduates, emerging scholars, drama and theatre specialists, as well as theatre-goers who flock to revivals of Miller’s plays.
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Student Companion to Arthur Miller

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.

Author: Susan C. W. Abbotson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313309493

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.
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A Student Handbook to the Plays of Arthur Miller

... Thematic Guide to Modern Drama, Student Companion to Arthur Miller and Critical Companion to Arthur Miller, as well as Understanding Death of a Salesman ...

Author: Alan Ackerman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472514370

Category: Literary Criticism

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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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After the Fall

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Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474225694

Category: Drama

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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 Brenda Murphy 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. After the Fall (1964) is embedded in historical events that were bound up with Arthur Miller's personal life. It is an intensely personal psychological study of its protagonist Quentin and a moral and philosophical commentary on the Holocaust, McCarthyism, and the career and death of Marilyn Monroe. The play marks the full realisation of Miller's modernist experimentation in trying to create a form that dramatises both human consciousness or subjectivity and its interrelationship with social and familial dynamics. A drama that takes place in the mind and thoughts of its protagonist, where memories are overshadowed by the Holocaust, the play is a moving study of human consciousness, morality and how we should live our lives once we have come to the realisation that we exist 'after the Fall'.
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Reading and Interpreting the Works of Arthur Miller

Abbotson, Susan C. W. Critical Companion to Arthur Miller: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work. New York: Facts on File, 2007. Bigsby, Christopher.

Author: Amy Dunkleberger

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766073418

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Arthur Miller is described by some as the greatest American playwright of the twentieth century. But to fully understand and appreciate his work, students must comprehend the political climate in which he was writing and the changes facing the world at the time. This engaging text provides readers with critical analysis of his themes, style, and language; direct quotations from Miller; and relevant biographical details. Students will learn about the world Arthur Miller was reflecting in his writing and why his works have become American classics.
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The Cambridge Companion to Arthur Miller

6 Arthur Miller, After the Fall (new york: Viking Press, 1964), p. 3. 7 C. W. E. Bisgby, A Critical Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Drama, vol.

Author: Christopher Bigsby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139826228

Category: Drama

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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.
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Critical Companion to John Steinbeck

Miller, Arthur (1915–2005) Playwright Arthur Miller's best-known works include The Crucible and Death of a Salesman. Steinbeck met him in the early 1940s ...

Author: Jeffrey D. Schultz

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108506

Category: Electronic books

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Celebrates the American writer who in his works confronted and explored the social fabric of the United States in the early 20th century. More than 500 entries include synopses of his novels, short stories, and nonfiction; descriptions of his characters, details about family, friends, and associates.
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The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights

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Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408134801

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights is an authoritative single-volume guide to the work of twenty-five American playwrights from the second half of the twentieth century, written by a team of twenty-five eminent scholars from the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany and Ireland contributing individual studies to the work of each playwright. Each of the twenty-five chapters provides: a biographical introduction to the playwright and their work; a survey and concise analysis of each of the writer's published plays; a discussion of their style, dramaturgical concerns and the critical reception; and a full bibliography of published plays, listing of premieres and a select list of critical works. Among the many Tony, Obie and Pulitzer prize-winning playwrights included are Sam Shepard, Tony Kushner, Suzan-Lori Parks, August Wilson, Paula Vogel, Tracey Letts and Neil LaBute, besides many more. Unrivalled in its coverage of recent work and writers, this collection surveys and analyses the breadth, vitality and development of theatrical work to emerge from America over the last fifty years.
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The Facts on File Companion to American Drama

364 miLLEr, arthur they come to terms with their father's life and death and ... W. A Critical Companion to Arthur Miller. new york: Facts on File, 2007.

Author: Jackson R. Bryer

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438129662

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Features a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.
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Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman The Crucible

STUDENT HANDBOOKS Abbotson, Susan C. W. Critical Companion to Arthur Miller: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work. New York: Facts on File, 2008.

Author: Stephen Marino

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137429803

Category: Literary Criticism

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This guide surveys the criticism surrounding two of Arthur Miller's most popular and widely-studied plays. From initial theatre reviews to twenty-first-century scholarship, Stephen Marino examines the major debates and trends of critical inquiry providing an essential resource for anyone with an interest in Miller's work.
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The Last Yankee

Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2003 Critical approaches to Miller Abbotson, Susan C.W., Critical Companion to Arthur Miller:A Literary Reference to His Life ...

Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474225717

Category: Drama

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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.
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Critical Companion to Eugene O Neill

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Author: Robert M. Dowling

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ISBN: 9781438108728

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Eugene O'Neill is widely considered the greatest American dramatist. Winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, O'Neill also received four Pulitzer Prizes over the course of his remarkable career.Critical Companion to Eugene O'Neill explores the personal, historical, and artistic influences that combined to form such dark and influential American masterpieces as The Iceman Cometh, The Emperor Jones, Mourning Becomes Electra, Hughie, and--arguably the finest tragedy ever written by an American--Long Day's Journey into Night. Ideal for high school and college-level students, this new book covers all of O'Neill's works, as well as detailed entries on his life and related people, places, and topics.Entries include:
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A View from the Bridge

London: Methuen, 1994 Criticism Abbotson, Susan C. W. Critical Companion to Arthur Miller. New York: Facts on File Inc., 2007 Bigsby, Christopher, ...

Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474225588

Category: Drama

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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.
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Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams

Miller, Arthur (1915–2005) Pulitzer Prize–winning American playwright, novelist, and a literary associate of Williams's. In comparing these two great ...

Author: Greta Heintzelman

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108568

Category: Dramatists, American

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One of the greatest American dramatists of the 20th century, Tennessee Williams is known for his sensitive characterizations, poetic yet realistic writing, ironic humor, and depiction, of harsh realties in human relationship. His work is frequently included in high school and college curricula, and his plays are continually produced. Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams includes entries on all of Williams's major and minor works, including A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, a novel, a collection of short stories, two poetry collections, and personal essays; places and events related to his works; major figures in his life; his literary influences; and issues in Williams scholarship and criticism. Appendixes include a complete list of Williams's works; a list of research libraries with significant Williams holdings; and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
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Focus On 100 Most Popular Tony Award Winners

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Focus On 100 Most Popular American Agnostics

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The Cambridge Companion to American Theatre since 1945

She is the author of A Critical Companion to Arthur Miller (2007) and Student Companion to Arthur Miller (2000) and of numerous articles on Arthur Miller.

Author: Julia Listengarten

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108570268

Category: Drama

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The Cambridge Companion to American Theatre since 1945 provides an overview and analysis of developments in the organization and practices of American theatre. It examines key demographic and geographical shifts American theatre after 1945 experienced in spectatorship, and addresses the economic, social, and political challenges theatre artists have faced across cultural climates and geographical locations. Specifically, it explores artistic communities, collaborative practices, and theatre methodologies across mainstream, regional, and experimental theatre practices, forms, and expressions. As American theatre has embraced diversity in practice and representation, the volume examines the various creative voices, communities, and perspectives that prior to the 1940s was mostly excluded from the theatrical landscape. This diversity has led to changing dramaturgical and theatrical languages that take us in to the twenty-first century. These shifting perspectives and evolving forms of theatrical expressions paved the ground for contemporary American theatrical innovation.
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