John Laher Arthur Miller Biography Jewish Lives

John Laher Arthur Miller Biography Jewish Lives

Arthur Miller

American Witness

  • Schrijver: John Laher (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: biografie
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Yale University Press
  • Reeks: Jewish Lives
  • Verschijnt: 1 november 2022
  • Omvang: 264 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook

Flaptekst van de biografie van toneelschrijver Arthur Miller

A great theater critic brings twentieth-century playwright Arthur Miller’s dramatic story to life with bold and revealing new insights.

Distinguished theater critic John Lahr brings unique perspective to the life of Arthur Miller (1915–2005), the playwright who almost single-handedly propelled twentieth-century American theater into a new level of cultural sophistication. Organized around the fault lines of Miller’s life—his family, the Great Depression, the rise of fascism, Elia Kazan and the House Committee on Un-American Activities, Marilyn Monroe, Vietnam, and the rise and fall of Miller’s role as a public intellectual—this book demonstrates the synergy between Arthur Miller’s psychology and his plays. Concentrating largely on Miller’s most prolific decades of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, Lahr probes Miller’s early playwriting failures; his work writing radio plays during World War II after being rejected for military service; his only novel, Focus; and his succession of award-winning and canonical plays that include All My SonsDeath of a Salesman, and The Crucible, providing an original interpretation of Miller’s work and his personality.

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