Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts & a Requiem (paper)
Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize–winning play that forever changed the meaning of the American Dream and won multiple Tony Awards for the 2012 Broadway production directed by Mike Nichols and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman as the tragic hero Willy Loman and Andrew Garfield as his son Biff Willy... show more
Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize–winning play that forever changed the meaning of the American Dream and won multiple Tony Awards for the 2012 Broadway production directed by Mike Nichols and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman as the tragic hero Willy Loman and Andrew Garfield as his son Biff Willy Loman, the protagonist of Death of a Salesman, has spent his life following the American way, living out his belief in salesmanship as a way to reinvent himself. But somehow the riches and respect he covets have eluded him. At age sixty-three, he searches for the moment his life took a wrong turn, the moment of betrayal that undermined his marriage and destroyed his relationship with Biff, the son in whom he invested his faith. Willy lives in a fragile world of elaborate excuses and daydreams, conflating past and present in a desperate attempt to make sense of himself and of a world that once promised so much. Arthur Miller’s masterpiece has steadily seen productions all over the world since its 1949 debut. As the noted Miller scholar Christopher Bigsby states in his introduction, “If Willy’s is an American dream, it is also a dream shared by all those who are aware of the gap between what they might have been and what they are.”
Publish date: May 1st 1998
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
Make sure you don’t read the title of this play otherwise you’ll be spoiled!Okay. I don’t know how to start this. I’m pretty sure in it’s time, Death of a Salesman was an amazing play. But for now, I don’t really like anything or anyone except for Biff Loman. Willy Loman is just like any other man w...
bookshelves: classic, autumn-2015, play-dramatisation, radio-3, re-visit-2015, published-1949, pulitzer, north-americas, us-new-york, those-autumn-years, title-as-spoiler Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from January 01, 1996 to October 17, 2015, read count: 2 http://www.bbc.co.uk/prog...
What is the American Dream? Most people still think of it as financial stability and/or wealth. A house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. A husband or wife. Two kids. A dog. Grilling on lazy Sunday afternoons and bowling with the league after getting off work at five. This is the stereotypic...
Like most classic works, this is something everyone should read once. It's a little bit all over the place for my tastes, but heartbreaking and thought provoking as well. I feel as though seeing it performed would probably do it more justice than reading it did, but I definitely recommend taking it ...