The Cambridge Companion to Arthur Miller [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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The Cambridge Companion to Arthur Miller

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781139801133
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/17/2012
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Christopher Bigsby is Professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Chronology
1 Introduction 1
2 The tradition of social drama: Miller and his forebears 10
3 The early plays 21
4 All My Sons 48
5 Death of Salesman and the poetics of Arthur Miller 60
6 Conscience and community in An Enemy of the People and The Crucible 86
7 A View from the Bridge 101
8 The Holocaust, the Depression, and McCarthyism: Miller in the sixties 115
9 Miller's 1970s "power" plays 139
10 Miller in the eighties 152
11 Miller in the nineties 168
12 Arthur Miller and the cinema 184
13 Arthur Miller's fiction 211
14 Critic, criticism, critics 230
15 Arthur Miller: a bibliographic essay 245
Index 267
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