Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

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Chronology
1915 Born October 17 in New York City, second son of Isadore and Augusta Miller.
1929 Depression causes financial difficulties in father's clothing business. Family moves to Brooklyn.
1934 Enters the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.Studies journalism.
1936 First play, Honors at Dawn, produced. Wins Hopwood Awards in Drama for No Villain ( 1936) and Honors at Dawn ( 1937), and Theatre Guild Bureau of New Plays Award for They Too Arise.
1938 Receives Bachelor of Arts from University of Michigan.Begins work with the Federal Theatre Project.
1940 Marries Mary Grace Slattery.
1944 Visits army camps collecting material for screenplay, The Story of G.I. Joe. Situation Normal (prose account of this tour) published. The Man Who Had All the Luck published and produced in New York; wins Theatre Guild National Prize.
1945 Novel, Focus, published.
1947 All My Sons produced and published in New York; wins New York Drama Critics' Circle Award.
1949 Death of a Salesman published and produced; wins Pulitzer Prize and N.Y. Critics' Circle Award.
1950 Adaptation of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People produced.
1953 The Crucible produced and published.
1954 Is refused passport by State Department to attend opening of The Crucible in Brussels.
1955 A Memory of Two Mondays and the one-act version of A View from the Bridge produced and published in New York.
1956 Two-act version of A View from the Bridge produced in London.

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