Approaches to Teaching Miller's Death of a Salesman

Approaches to Teaching Miller's Death of a Salesman

by Matthew Charles Roudane
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0873527275

ISBN-13: 9780873527279

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: Modern Language Association of America

"If one were to hazard a guess as to what American play is the most studied at the university level," writes Matthew C. Roudan , "it might not be too fanciful to suggest Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman." As this volume attests, not only is the play extensively taught; it also lends itself to a range of instructional approaches. The book is divided into two

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"If one were to hazard a guess as to what American play is the most studied at the university level," writes Matthew C. Roudan , "it might not be too fanciful to suggest Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman." As this volume attests, not only is the play extensively taught; it also lends itself to a range of instructional approaches. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1, "Materials," surveys editions, anthologies, and a large selection of published works on Miller. Part 2, "Approaches," comprises fourteen concise, helpful essays by experienced instructors. The approaches described include considering Death of a Salesman as the "quintessential" American play; focusing on the importance of the stage directions and scenery; comparing Willy Loman with salesmen in plays by O'Neill and Mamet; and reading the play from psychoanalytic, poststructuralist, sociological, and feminist perspectives. The extensive works-cited list at the end of the volume includes audiovisual aids.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873527279
Publisher:
Modern Language Association of America
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
Approaches to Teaching World Literature Series
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.70(d)

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