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Arthur Miller : A Critical Study - Christopher Bigsby

Arthur Miller

A Critical Study

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Published: 22nd February 2005
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Christopher Bigsby explores the entirety of Arthur Miller's work, including plays, poetry, fiction and films, in this comprehensive and stimulating study. Drawing on interviews conducted over the last twenty years, on unique rehearsal material and research archives, he paints a compelling picture of how Miller's works were influenced by and created in the light of events of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This is an enjoyable insight into a great playwright that will interest both theatregoers and students of modern drama.

'Bigsby's epic study is readable, comprehensive and profound. It's not a beginner's guide, and plot summaries rapidly give way to in-depth discussion, with brief biographical links rounding off each chapter. Given the massive task, the evidence of haste in some of the writing is excusable. This book is clearly a must not only for Miller fans, but for anyone wanting to know about the post-war struggles of the engaged artist - committed both to accounting for his life, and bearing witness to history.' The Independent '... wide-ranging, indispensable study ... an in-depth account of everything Miller has written, including the voluminous variants of his work, his private papers and worknotes to which Bigsby has had access ...'. Jewish Chronicle 'A text of extraordinary thoroughness and insight. (it) is likely to remain the most sustained and penetrating examination of Miller's work for a long time to come.' Theatre History Studies '... comprehensive and very thorough.' Contemporary Review 'While there is no shortage of books about Arthur Miller out there, this new study by Christopher Bigsby is surely one of the best and most valuable to date.' MLR

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Michigan plays
The Golden Years, The Half-Bridge, Boro Hall Nocturne
The radio plays
The Man Who Had All the Luck
Focus
All My Sons
Death of a Salesman
Arthur Miller: time-traveller
An Enemy of the People
The Crucible
A Memory of Two Mondays
A View from the Bridge
Tragedy
The Misfits
After the Fall
Incident at Vichy
The Price
The Creation of the World and Other Business
The Archbishop's Ceiling
Playing for Time
The shearing point
The American Clock
The one-act plays: Two-Way Mirror and Danger: Memory!
The Ride Down Mount Morgan
The Last Yankee
Broken Glass
Mr Peters' Connections
Resurrection Blues
Finishing the Picture
Fiction
Arthur Miller as a Jewish writer
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521605533
ISBN-10: 0521605539
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 22nd February 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.82