The Cambridge Companion to Arthur Miller / Edition 2

The Cambridge Companion to Arthur Miller / Edition 2

by Christopher Bigsby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521768748

ISBN-13: 9780521768740

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

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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"--Provided by publisher.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521768740
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/22/2010
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Chronology
1Introduction1
2The tradition of social drama: Miller and his forebears10
3The early plays21
4All My Sons48
5Death of Salesman and the poetics of Arthur Miller60
6Conscience and community in An Enemy of the People and The Crucible86
7A View from the Bridge101
8The Holocaust, the Depression, and McCarthyism: Miller in the sixties115
9Miller's 1970s "power" plays139
10Miller in the eighties152
11Miller in the nineties168
12Arthur Miller and the cinema184
13Arthur Miller's fiction211
14Critic, criticism, critics230
15Arthur Miller: a bibliographic essay245
Index267

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