Every day, in some part of the world, an Arthur Miller play is performed.In the nearly 60 years since its first production, the Pulitzer Prizewinning Death of a Salesman has been become a classic, a staple of school anthologies of American literature and of acting companies' repertoires. It has received worldwide productions, whether as a study of parent-child relationships, as in its landmark 1976 production directed by Miller in Beijing, or as a critique of Western capitalism and has been filmed once for television and twice for movies.
About the Author
Peter L. Hays is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis, USA. His most recent book is Teaching Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises.
Kent Nicholson is an award winning theatre director and is Director of New Works for TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, California, USA. He serves on the board of directors of The Playwrights Foundation and The National Alliance for Musical Theater.
Table of Contents
Series Preface1. Background and Context2. Analysis and Commentary3. Production History of Death of a Salesman4. Workshopping the Play (by Kent Nicholson)5. ConclusionReferencesIndex