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"A View from the Bridge"

Methuen Student Editions

Paperback

Published: 30th April 2010
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Student Edition

Set among Italian-Americans on the Brooklyn waterfront, A View from the Bridge is the story of long shoreman Eddie Carbone. When his wife's cousins arrive as illegal immigrants aboard a boat from Italy, he is honoured to take them into his house and determined to safeguard them from possible informants. But when his niece begins to fall in love with one of them Eddie grows increasingly suspicious, eventually precipitating his violation of the moral and cultural codes of his community and leading to the play's tragic finale.

With its examination of the themes of sexuality, responsibility, betrayal and vengeance, the play is vintage Miller and a modern classic. This Student Edition features an extensive introduction by Professor Steve Marino which includes: a chronology of Miller's life and times; a summary of the plot, commentary on the characters, themes, language and context, and a production history of the play. Together with questions for further study and notes on words and phrases from the text, this expertly edited edition is the essential text of the play for students of literature and drama.

Reviews

'In A View from the Bridge, [Miller] created one of the greatest roles in modern theatre, Eddie Carbone, a rough but decent Brooklyn long shoreman who betrays his principles because of the almost incestuous love he feels for his orphaned niece.' Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 6.2.09 'The fascination of A View from the Bridge lies in its terrific psycho-dramatics and psycho-dynamics, its cult of the theatre of embarrassment.' Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard, 6.2.09 'A fine play, in which Miller shows us that an emotionally inarticulate long shoreman can be a tragic hero.' Michael Billington, Guardian, 5.2.09 'What lifts this play from being melodrama...is the ancient form of tragedy, the relentless twisting of the rope, the reduction of options, the closing of doors, the receding of hope until the release of the final catharsis. And Miller's language, which is flexible and sinewy enough to shine through the slackest jaw... This is one of the handful of great American dramas. It is a brilliant and majestic play.' A.A. Gill, Sunday Times, 8.2.09 'This is one of the great plays. The title alone has a strange magic. Its poise, its banality, its suggestiveness.' Lloyd Evans, Spectator, 14.2.09

About the Author

Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was arguably the most important playwright of the twentieth century whose oeuvre includes novels, screenplays, essays and an autobiography. Six volumes of his plays and a volume of his theatre essays are published by Methuen Drama. Steve Marino is Professor of English at Saint Francis College, Brooklyn, N.Y, and President of the Arthur Miller Society.

'The uniform structure and consistent approach eveident in these [first] four volumes make them readable and accessible to students and scholars alike and guarantee that these editions will certainly persist as invaluable tools for those who both enjoy Miller as a dramatist and study him as a significant social and American spokesperson.' The Arthur Miller Journal, fall 2010 'The fascination of A View from the Bridge lies in its terrific psycho-dramatics and psycho-dynamics, its cult of the theatre of embarrassment.' Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard, 6.2.09 'A fine play, in which Miller shows us that an emotionally inarticulate longshoreman can be a tragic hero.' Michael Billington, Guardian, 5.2.09 'What lifts this play from being melodrama...is the ancient form of tragedy, the relentless twisting of the rope, the reduction of options, the closing of doors, the receeding of hope until the release of the final catharsis. And Miller's language, which is flexible and sinewy enough to shine through the slackest jaw... This is one of the handful of great American dramas. It is a brilliant and majestic play.' A.A. Gill, Sunday Times, 8.2.09 'This is one of the great plays. The title alone has a strange magic. Its poise, its banality, its suggestiveness.' Lloyd Evans, Spectator, 14.2.09 'In A View from the Bridge, [Miller] created one of the greatest roles in modern theatre, Eddie Carbone, a rough but decent Brooklyn longshoreman who betrays his principles because of the almost incestuous love he feels for his orphaned niece.' Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 6.2.09 '...the sheer grip of this great drama on audiences shows how successful Miller was, both in honouring a certain time and place in American history, and in transcending it, to create a tragedy of almost unlimited weight and resonance.' Joyce McMillan, Scotsman, 21.1.11

ISBN: 9781408108406
ISBN-10: 1408108402
Series: Student Editions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 30th April 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1