In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town. In the ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor, The Crucible mirrors the anti-Communist hysteria in the 1950s.
"Getting through American Literature"
Italian-American immigrant life in the 1950s textures this searing drama of love and revenge. Longshoreman Eddie Carbone is devoted to his wife, Beatrice, and to his niece, Catherine. When Beatrice's impoverished Sicilian cousins enter the U.S. illegally in the hope of finding work, Eddie gives them a helping hand. But when Catherine and one of her cousins fall in love, Eddie's affection for his niece turns into obsession.
World War II is over and a family, mourning a son missing in action, plants a memorial tree and tries to go on with their lives. A storm blows down the tree and a devastating family secret is uprooted, setting the characters on a terrifying journey towards truth.
"HAD TO READ FOR ENGLISH LIT ... SO GLAD I DID!"
Set in 1938 Brooklyn, this gripping psychological mystery begins when attractive, level-headed Sylvia Gellburg suddenly loses her ability to walk. The only clue lies in Sylvia's obsession with news accounts from Germany. Though safe in Brooklyn, Sylvia is terrified by Nazi violence; or is it something closer to home?
Arthur Miller’s most famous play, Death of a Salesman, has become a key text in Western literature. This unusually powerful recording, made for radio in 1953, was directed by Elia Kazan who premiered the play. It features Thomas Mitchell and Arthur Kennedy as father and son. Willy, a travelling salesman, based in New York, relentlessly chases material success.
"waiste of money"
In a small and dark room, nine men are assembled under a shadowy pretext. As tension builds, the men are questioned: are they the sort of people that the new Nazi regime considers "inferior"?
Arthur Miller's deeply moving drama reunites two long-estranged middle-aged brothers. Nostalgia and recrimination erupt as they sell off an attic of furniture, their last link to a family and a world that no longer exist. This 1968 classic is a wrenching saga of plaintive gestures and missed opportunities. A BBC co-production.
"Another Great Performance"
Arthur Miller's famous autobiographical drama takes place inside the tortured mind of a 40-year-old lawyer. Quentin is haunted by his disastrous affair with a needy sex symbol, a character rumored to be based on Marilyn Monroe, Miller's second wife.
"Stay with it"
The Man Who Had All the Luck, Arthur Miller's first Broadway play, offers a fascinating first look into the playwright that would go on to become one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. Depicting themes of justice, family, luck, and fate; The Man Who Had All the Luck focuses on David Beeves, a Midwesterner who has good fortune shine upon, while passing others around him by. Will his luck run out and at what price?
"Loved Hearing Early Arthur Miller"
The first in WordTheatre's series, Love Hurts offers up four souls suffering from affairs of the heart. These stories by Steve Almond, Ron Carlson, Arthur Miller, and Pamela Painter will charm you, move you, and leave you wanting more.
An evening of conversation and film clips celebrating Arthur Miller's masterpiece Death of a Salesman, including scenes from the 1966 telecast with Lee J. Cobb and Mildred Dunnock, the 1985 television adaptation with Dustin Hoffman and Kate Reid, and the 2000 telecast with Brian Dennehy and Elizabeth Franz. In conversation with Brian Dennehy, Tony Kushner, and Laurie Kennedy, whose father, Arthur, won a Tony Award for playing Biff in the original Broadway cast.
Er war einer der bedeutendsten Dramatiker Amerikas, seine Theaterstücke wie "Tod eines Handlungsreisenden" oder "Hexenjagd wurden weltberühmt." Die Ehe mit Marilyn Monroe katapultierte ihn in die Klatschspalten der Magazine. Dennoch behielt er seinen unbestechlichen Blick auf die amerikanische Gesellschaft, war einer ihrer schärfsten Kritiker und entlarvte den American Dream als Illusion.
Govorjashhij kot Tomas Tom s pomoshh'ju shantazha i mahinacij uverenno prodvigaetsja k vershinam vlasti. On stanovitsja mjerom goroda, a zatem ballotiruetsja v gubernatory. I esli by ne vmeshatel'stvo vodoprovodchika Sjema, razoblachivshego istinnoe lico kandidata, Tomas byl by izbran glavoj administracii shtata.