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Death of a Salesman (Penguin Plays)

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning tragedy of a salesmans deferred American dream

 

Ever since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of the American theater. In the person of Willy Loman, the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine, Arthur Miller redefined the tragic hero as a man whose dreams are at once insupportably vast and dangerously insubstantial. He has given us a figure whose name has become a symbol for a kind of majestic grandiosity—and a play that compresses epic extremes of humor and anguish, promise and loss, between the four walls of an American living room.

"By common consent, this is one of the finest dramas in the whole range of the American theater." —Brooks Atkinson, The New York Times

"So simple, central, and terrible that the run of playwrights would neither care nor dare to attempt it." —Time

Synopsis:

The tragedy of a typical American--a salesman who at the age of sixty-three is faced with what he cannot face; defeat and disillusionment.

About the Author

Arthur Miller was born in New York City in 1915 and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall (1963), Incident at Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972) and The American Clock. He has also written two novels, Focus (1945), and The Misfits, which was filmed in 1960, and the text for In Russia (1969), Chinese Encounters (1979), and In the Country (1977), three books of photographs by his wife, Inge Morath. More recent works include a memoir, Timebends (1987), and the plays The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1993), which won the Olivier Award for Best Play of the London Season, and Mr. Peter's Connections (1998). His latest book is On Politics and the Art of Acting. Miller was granted with the 2001 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and in 1949 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140481341
Author:
Miller, Arthur
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Banta, Martha
Author:
Atwan, Robert
Author:
Stepto, Robert
Author:
Kaplan, Justin
Author:
Minter, David
Author:
McQuade, Donald
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
American drama (dramatic works by one author)
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Sales personnel
Subject:
Domestic drama.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Fathers and sons -- United States.
Subject:
Sales personnel -- United States.
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Plays, Penguin
Series Volume:
vol. I, no.4
Publication Date:
19990714
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.74x5.08x.27 in. .23 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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