Miller produced many essays over his career in which he expounded his opinions on theater, politics, history and social theory, thus indicating a desire to be not just a playwright, but someone who might shape the direction of American drama, if not America itself.
Throughout the s and s, he wrote very little of note, concentrating at first on issues of guilt over the Holocaust, and later moving into comedies.
For Miller, art has only ever been of use when it tries to change society for the better, and all his plays have this aim at their heart.
Death of a Salesman and The Crucible remained great national classics, but in the work he has written since the sixties he was treated as a bankrupt trying to pick up the pieces. Miller's plays continued the realistic tradition that began in the United States in the period between the two world wars.
Rejected by the University of Michigan, to which he had applied to get away from family and join what was then seen as a forward-thinking community, Miller wrote again to the dean to plead for a chance to prove himself.
What he in fact wrote was an elegy on their disintegrating relationship. One of his best known plants is The Death of a Salesman which is about a adult male named Willy Loman who tries to emerge in the concern industry and show a better image of him in society.
A play like All My Sons, despite its backyard location, is essentially a courtroom drama, filled with trial metaphors. While somewhat hampered by the availability of texts, there also has been a surge of scholarly interest in Miller in countries such as India and China, as well as Spain, Germany, and France, all of which have held conferences and published volumes on Miller in both English and their own languages.
Sadly, while directors and actors were keen to work with these plays, most of the U. As he wrote in He believes he is persecuted wherever he goes.
I am not interested.
Thus he ensured that the play would have an accurate historical basis that could guard him against accusations of creating a flimsy social satire.
Though having little experience of theater, he chose drama because he felt drawn to a form of writing that could so directly connect to its audience.
It also introduced two strong female characters to the stage in Kate Keller and Ann Deever, both of whom determine the action of the play and dominate the men who love them.
Encouraged by the success of these works, a number of his earlier pieces returned to the stage for revival performances. The firm would eventually go bankrupt, even after Kermit dropped out of New York University to assist his father.
Joe rejected as being too downbeat, he used the research he had done for his first published book, Situation Normal … How close Miller had been to the Communist Party during the s and s remains a matter of critical contention, and HUAC produced little firm evidence during his hearing.
In he was elected president of P.Arthur Miller, in full Arthur Asher Miller, (born October 17,All My Sons (; filmed ), a drama about a manufacturer of faulty war materials that strongly reflects the influence of Henrik Ibsen, was his first important play.
It won Miller a Tony Award.
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Arthur Asher Miller, the son of a women's clothing company owner, was born in in New York City. His father lost his business in the Depression and the family was forced to move to a smaller home in Brooklyn.Download