Death of a Salesman (Mass Market)
In the spring of 1948, Arthur Miller retreated to a log cabin in Connecticut with the first two lines of a new play already fixed in his mind. He emerged six weeks later with the final script of "Death of a Salesman" - a painful examination of American life and consumerism. Opening on Broadway... show more
In the spring of 1948, Arthur Miller retreated to a log cabin in Connecticut with the first two lines of a new play already fixed in his mind. He emerged six weeks later with the final script of "Death of a Salesman" - a painful examination of American life and consumerism. Opening on Broadway the following year, Miller's extraordinary masterpiece changed the course of modern theatre. In creating Willy Loman, his destructively insecure anti-hero, Miller himself defined his aim as being 'to set forth what happens when a man does not have a grip on the forces of life.'
Format: Mass Market
Publish date: March 30th 2000
Pages no: 112
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 ...