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Purporting to provide a "reference guide to Miller's life and works for both classroom and individual use," this 18th title in the "Critical Companion" series is divided into four parts: "Biography," "Works," "Related Entries," and "Appendixes." Abbotson (literature, Rhode Island Coll.; Student Companion to Arthur Miller) addresses biographical information in a 22-page essay; the approximately 375 dictionary-style entries in Parts 2 ("Works") and 3 ("Related Entries") range in length from two paragraphs (e.g., "University of East Anglia") to 15 pages (e.g., "After the Fall (1964)"). The individual title entries in Part 2 provide a synopsis of the work, critical commentary and discussion of initial reviews, cast information on the play's first performance, and character identification. Entries in Part 3 cover genre (e.g., absurdism), concepts (e.g., anti-Semitism), and people, places, and things (e.g., Michigan Daily). Approximately half of the entries in Parts 2 and 3 contain a short bibliography of suggested readings. The appendixes comprise three bibliographies (selected works, interviews with the playwright, and secondary resources), a chronology, and the index. Cross-references appear within the text but not in the index, and a few black-and-white photos are scattered throughout. Despite Miller's having died in 2005, the chronology extends through 2007 to account for relevant posthumous events (e.g., the inaugural production of Playing for Time) and publications.