The Cambridge Companion to Arthur Miller (Cambridge Companions to Literature Series) / Edition 2by Christopher Bigsby
Pub. Date: 04/22/2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
Table of ContentsChronology Susan Haedicke; 1. Introduction; 2. The tradition of social drama: Miller and his forebears Brenda Murphy; 3. The early plays Christopher Bigsby; 4. All My Sons Steven R. Centola; 5. Death of a Salesman and the poetics of Arthur Miller Matthew C. Roudané; 6. Conscience and community in An Enemy of the People and The Crucible Thomas P. Adler; 7. A View from the Bridge Albert Wertheim; 8. The Holocaust, the Depression and McCarthyism: Miller in the sixties Janet N. Balakian; 9. Miller's 1970s 'power' plays William W. Demastes; 10. Miller in the eighties June Schlueter; 11. The last plays Christopher Bigsby; 12. Arthur Miller and the cinema R. Barton Palmer; 13. Arthur Miller's fiction Malcolm Bradbury; 14. Critic, criticism, critics Stephen Barker; 15. Arthur Miller: a bibliographic essay Susan Haedicke.
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