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Arthur Miller (1) (1915–2005)

Autor(a) de The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts

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About the Author

The son of a well-to-do New York Jewish family, Miller graduated from high school and then went to work in a warehouse. He was born on October 17, 1915, in Harlem, New York City. His plays have been called "political," but he considers the areas of literature and politics to be quite separate and mostrar mais has said, "The only sure and valid aim---speaking of art as a weapon---is the humanizing of man." The recurring theme of all his plays is the relationship between a man's identity and the image that society demands of him. After two years, he entered the University of Michigan, where he soon started writing plays. All My Sons (1947), a Broadway success that won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1947, tells the story of a son, home from the war, who learns that his brother's death was due to defective airplane parts turned out by their profiteering father. Death of a Salesman (1949), Miller's experimental yet classical American tragedy, received both the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1949. It is a poignant statement of a man facing himself and his failure. In The Crucible (1953), a play about bigotry in the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692, Miller brings into focus the social tragedy of a society gone mad, as well as the agony of a heroic individual. The play was generally considered to be a comment on the McCarthyism of its time. Miller himself appeared before the Congressional Un-American Activities Committee and steadfastly refused to involve his friends and associates when questioned about them. His screenplay for The Misfits (1961), from his short story, was written for his second wife, actress Marilyn Monroe (see Vol. 3); After the Fall (1964) has clear autobiographical overtones and involves the story of this ill-fated marriage as well as further dealing with Miller's experiences with McCarthyism. In the one-act Incident at Vichy (1964), a group of men are picked off the streets one morning during the Nazi occupation of France. The Price (1968) is a psychological drama concerning two brothers, one a police officer, one a wealthy surgeon, whose long-standing conflict is explored over the disposal of their father's furniture. The Creation of the World and Other Business (1973) is a retelling of the story of Genesis, attempted as a comedy. The American Clock (1980) explores the impact of the Depression on the nation and its individual citizens. Among Miller's most recent works is Danger: Memory! (1987), a study of two elderly friends. During the 1980s, almost all of Miller's plays were given major British revivals, and the playwright's work has been more popular in Britain than in the United States of late. Miller died of heart failure after a battle against cancer, pneumonia and congestive heart disease at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut. He was 89 years old. (Bowker Author Biography) Arthur Miller, American playwright, was born on October 17, 1915, in New York City. He earned an AB from the University of Michigan and began to write plays while still a student. He won the first of his many awards, the Avery Hopwood Prize of the University of Michigan, for his first play, Honors at Dawn. This was followed by many other award-winning plays. One of the best-known of these, Death of a Salesman, won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1949 as well as a Drama Critics Circle Award; it continues to be one of the most frequently performed and adapted plays of this century. Some of his other titles include The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, The Misfits, After the Fall, and Vichy. Miller also wrote several travel pieces, including In Russia and Chinese Encounters (both in collaboration with his third wife, Ingeborg Morath); a novel, Focus; and the autobiography, Timebends: A Life. Arthur Miller was married to Mary Grace Slattery in 1940. They had two children and were divorced in 1952. In 1956, he married actress Marilyn Monroe and they divorced in 1961. He married Morath in 1962 and they have two children together. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Arthur Miller

The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts (1953) — Autor — 15,200 exemplares
Death of a Salesman (1948) 12,078 exemplares
A View from the Bridge (1955) 1,083 exemplares
All My Sons (1947) 1,074 exemplares
After the Fall (1964) 604 exemplares
Timebends: A Life (1987) 563 exemplares
The Portable Arthur Miller (1971) 404 exemplares
Focus (1945) 395 exemplares
An Enemy of the People (1950) 339 exemplares
The Price (1968) — Autor — 281 exemplares
Incident at Vichy [2016 TV movie] (1964) — Play — 252 exemplares
The Misfits (1961) — Autor — 158 exemplares
The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991) 148 exemplares
The Crucible: Text and Criticism (1971) 138 exemplares
Presence: Stories (2007) 134 exemplares
Broken Glass (1994) 132 exemplares
Plain Girl (1992) — Autor — 100 exemplares
Collected Plays 1964-1982 (2012) 98 exemplares
Collected Plays (1957) 96 exemplares
The Misfits [1961 film] (1961) — Screenwriter — 91 exemplares
On Politics and the Art of Acting (2001) 82 exemplares
Playing for Time (1985) 74 exemplares
The Penguin Arthur Miller: Collected Plays (2015) — Autor — 73 exemplares
I Don't Need You Any More (1967) — Autor — 71 exemplares
The Crucible and Related Readings (1996) 68 exemplares
Danger: Memory! (1986) 61 exemplares
Collected Plays 1987-2004 (2015) 54 exemplares
The Man Who Had All the Luck (1940) 53 exemplares
Death of a Salesman [1985 TV movie] (1985) — Screenwriter — 52 exemplares
Resurrection Blues (2002) 52 exemplares
The Misfits, story of a shoot (1672) 50 exemplares
The American Clock (1980) 49 exemplares
The Crucible: A Screenplay (1996) 45 exemplares
The Last Yankee (1991) 44 exemplares
Chinese Encounters (1979) 43 exemplares
Mr. Peters' Connections (1998) — Autor — 38 exemplares
Salesman in Beijing (1984) 36 exemplares
The Archbishop's Ceiling (1977) 33 exemplares
A Memory of Two Mondays (1955) 33 exemplares
The Last Yankee & Broken Glass (1994) 27 exemplares
In Russia (1969) 24 exemplares
Jane's Blanket (1963) 20 exemplares
Hexenjagd: Der Tod Des Handlungsreisenden (1960) — Autor — 17 exemplares
Some Kind of Love Story (1983) 13 exemplares
The Crucible by Arthur Miller (1986) 13 exemplares
Playing for Time [1980 film] (1980) — Writer — 12 exemplares
Penguin Plays: New American Drama (1966) 11 exemplares
Teatro 11 exemplares
Drámák (1974) 11 exemplares
Everybody Wins: A Screenplay (1984) 10 exemplares
Teatro reunido (2015) 8 exemplares
Elegy For a Lady. (1982) 7 exemplares
Plays : one (1986) 6 exemplares
Muerte de un viajante (pdf) (2015) 5 exemplares
Collected Plays: v. 1 (1974) 5 exemplares
La política i l'art d'actuar (2002) 5 exemplares
Everybody Wins [1990 film] (2005) — Writer — 4 exemplares
Final Edition (1981) 4 exemplares
Collected plays, 1944-1961 (2011) 4 exemplares
Stücke 1 (2009) 3 exemplares
Enchanté de vous connaître (Pavillons poche) (2013) — Autor — 2 exemplares
Widerhall der Zeit : Essays (2003) 2 exemplares
Pascal Covici, 1888-1964 (1964) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Misfits 1 exemplar
Dramak 1 exemplar
Bulldog [short story] (1983) 1 exemplar
Situation Normal 1 exemplar
I Kina (1979) 1 exemplar
TDR #177 1 exemplar
Miller Arthur 1 exemplar

Associated Works

A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) — Introdução, algumas edições7,948 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições914 exemplares
Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number (1980) — Prefácio, algumas edições468 exemplares
Six Great Modern Plays (1956) — Contribuidor — 466 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 460 exemplares
Telling Tales (2004) — Contribuidor — 342 exemplares
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Contribuidor — 338 exemplares
24 Favorite One Act Plays (1958) — Contribuidor — 281 exemplares
Famous American Plays of the 1940s (1900) — Contribuidor — 229 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1999 (1999) — Contribuidor — 184 exemplares
Masterpieces of the Drama (1966) — Contribuidor — 179 exemplares
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
Writers at Work 03 (1967) — Interviewee — 141 exemplares
Granta 78: Bad Company (2002) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
New voices in the American theatre (1955) — Contribuidor — 114 exemplares
Telling Tales and Other New One-Act Plays (1993) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
One Act: Eleven Short Plays of the Modern Theater (1961) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
The Crucible [1996 film] (1997) — Original play — 93 exemplares
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Contemporary Drama: 15 Plays (1959) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Best American Plays: Third Series, 1945-1951 (1952) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Contemporary Drama - 11 Plays (1956) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Modern and Contemporary Drama (1958) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Best American Plays: Fourth Series, 1951-1957 (1958) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
In Search of the Simple Life: American Voices, Past and Present (1986) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Cuba on the Verge: An Island in Transition (2003) — Posfácio — 33 exemplares
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre [4-volume set] (1969) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
14 great plays (1977) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
A Treasury of the Theatre: From Henrik Ibsen to Eugène Ionesco (1960) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1967 (1967) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
The Best American Political Writing 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Best American Plays: 7th Series, 1967-1973 (1975) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
America on Stage : Ten Great Plays of American History (1976) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Inge Morath: The Road to Reno (2006) — Posfácio, algumas edições21 exemplares
Death of a Salesman [1966 TV movie] (1966) — Original play — 13 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1962 (1962) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1960 (1960) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Brooklyn Bridge [1981 TV episode] (2004) — Narrador — 10 exemplares
Mystery in the Mainstream: An Anthology of Literary Crimes (1986) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Focus [2001 movie] (2002) 6 exemplares
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre, Volume 4 — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
All My Sons [1987 TV movie] — Original play — 2 exemplares
After the Fall [1974 TV movie] — Original play — 1 exemplar
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre, Volume 3 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Things really get bogged down in the middle third of the book, Miller is just repeating himself endlessly about getting the actors to "be real". The choice was either to fail to finish reading the book, or just skip pages until it got to the previews and opening night. I chose the later, for both closure and out of curiosity, and I'm glad I did.
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blueskygreentrees | Feb 4, 2024 |
This is the second time I've read this and this time I read it in 2 days. An important work about the American dream, capitalism, and the curses we unknowingly pass onto our children.
 
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Estatísticas

Obras
155
Also by
55
Membros
37,322
Popularidade
#491
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
393
ISBN
795
Línguas
24
Marcado como favorito
46

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