Death of a Salesman


Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822202905

Category: Drama

Page: 104

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One of the great popular successes of recent Broadway history, this ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients--gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. Dealing with the devious machinati

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman


Author: Eric Sterling

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 904202450X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 185

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Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, the third volume in the Dialogue series, covers six major and controversial topics dealing with Miller's classic play. The topics include feminism and the role of women in the drama, the American Dream, business and capitalism, the significance of technology, the legacy that Willy leaves to Biff, and Miller's use of symbolism. The authors of the essays include prominent Arthur Miller scholars such as Terry Otten and the late Steven Centola as well as young, emerging scholars. Some of the essays, particularly the ones written by the emerging scholars, tend to employ literary theory while the ones by the established scholars tend to illustrate the strengths of traditional criticism by interpreting the text closely. It is fascinating to see how scholars at different stages of their academic careers approach a given topic from distinct perspectives and sometimes diverse methodologies. The essays offer insightful and provocative readings ofDeath of a Salesman in a collection that will prove quite useful to scholars and students of Miller's most famous play.

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman


Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 9780791093023

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 169

View: 1564

A critical overview of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play features the writings of Christopher Bigsby, Frank Ardolino, Terry Otten, and other scholars.

Miller: Death of a Salesman


Author: Brenda Murphy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521478656

Category: Drama

Page: 246

View: 9715

The first critical history of one of American theatre's most famous plays, Death of a Salesman.

Arthur Miller - Death of a Salesman/The Crucible


Author: Stephen Marino

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137429801

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

View: 7813

This guide surveys the criticism surrounding two of Arthur Miller's most popular and widely-studied plays. From initial theatre reviews to twenty-first-century scholarship, Stephen Marino examines the major debates and trends of critical inquiry providing an essential resource for anyone with an interest in Miller's work.

Twentieth century interpretations of Death of a salesman

a collection of critical essays


Author: Helene Koon

Publisher: Simon & Schuster


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 115

View: 2736

Essays examine the themes, structure, social significance, artistic influences, and historical background of Arthur Miller's classic drama

CliffsNotes on Miller's Death of a Salesman


Author: Jennifer L. Scheidt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544181174

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 72

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Death of a Salesman shares an intimate glimpse into the dreams and disappointments of an American family. Following the story of Willy Loman, an aging salesman who can't accept change within himself and society, this study guide provides a character list, character map, and character analyses to explore the personalities within Arthur Miller's masterful play. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Personal and career background of the author Introduction to and brief synopsis of the play Summaries and expert commentaries for each act and scene Essays that explore the play's major themes and the author's manipulation of time and space A review section that tests your knowledge and suggests essay topics and practice projects A Resource Center full of books, publications, films, and Internet resources Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Suicide in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman


Author: Alicia Cafferty Lerner,Adrienne Wilmoth Lerner

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780737740196

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 199

View: 1449

Presents essays that examine the treatment of suicide in "Death of a Salesman," discussing such topics as alienation, the lack of meaning in contemporary industrial society, and the power of the American Dream.