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A View From the Bridge
Eddie Carbone, the central figure of Arthur Miller's modern tragedy, "A View From the Bridge," is a longshoreman. He is married and his 17 year old niece, Catherine, lives with his family. Two distant relatives come without papers from Italy to work on the docks, and they board with the Carbones. Catherine falls in love with the younger one, and Eddie has to face the fact that he is attracted to the young girl and is jealous. He tries to stop the yo...
All My Sons
Joe Keller and his partner were manufacturers of parts for planes for the war effort in World War II. They covered up some faulty parts and were responsible for the deaths of twenty one pilots. The partner was sent to jail, but Keller got off by pleading ignorance. Keller's son, Larry, a pilot, was lost in a crash, but the family will not accept the fact that he is dead. His brother, Chris, is in love with Larry's old girl friend, and invites her t...
Death of a Salesman
Willy Loman is an old man who has lived his life as a traveling salesman and finds himself looking back on his work. In his deteriorating health, Willy finds himself surrounded less and less by the people who he tried to impress so much and discovers that the recipe he had for a successful life has been wrong. Willy explores his past memories of his brother, Ben, who explored the world and became rich on his intelligence, rather than his social skills. W...
Salesman in Beijing
In 1983 Arthur Miller was invited to direct a Chinese version of his play, "Death of a Salesman." "Salesman in Beijing" is his day by day account of his experience. Most of the book focuses on the problems of communication with the Chinese actors as a result of linguistic and cultural differences. He feels that he was able to overcome these difficulties because of the dedication of the actors and the fact that the play itself deals with universal ...
Abagail Williams and some of her friends were dancing in the woods one night when Reverend Parris saw them and suspected them of witchcraft. Word got around town about the "witchcraft" incident and people started blaming others so they wouldn't catch the blame themselves. Trials were held and many innocent people died because of other's false accusations....
"The Price" is the story of estranged brothers, Victor and Walter Franz, brought together at the death of their father, in order to sell his furniture and other effects. Victor is a policeman of limited means; Walter is a successful business owner. Over the years they have grown apart. Walter's success makes Victor feel inadequate. Walter has trouble understanding why Victor refuses to accept his help. The men try to find some understanding, but it...
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