The Cambridge Companion to Arthur Miller / 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 this Companion provides an introduction to this influential dramatist. In addition to analyses of Miller's plays, fiction and contribution to film, his work is also placed within the context of the social and political climate of the time.In the last twenty years Miller has provided a host of new plays as well and the Companion also examines these works. The Companion also contains a detailed chronology of Miller's work and illustrations from important productions.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Chronology Susan Hadicke; 1. Introduction; 2. The tradition of social drama: Miller and his forbears Brenda Murphy; 3. The early plays Christopher Bigsby; 4. All My Sons Steve 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. Miller in the nineties 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 Hadicke; Index.
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