Academic journal article The Arthur Miller Journal

Editor's Note

Academic journal article The Arthur Miller Journal

Editor's Note

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The Arthur Miller Trust has announced an exciting project that certainly will engage Miller scholars. Rebecca Miller is donating her father's writing studio, which was located on his Tophet Road property, to the newly forming non-profit Arthur Miller Writing Studio organization based in Roxbury, Connecticut.

The Arthur Miller Writing Studio is a 14' x 22' wood frame structure used by the playwright from 1958 until his death in 2005. Miller had this studio built when he moved from his original home in Roxbury at 153 Tophet Road to 232 Tophet Road in the spring of 1958. The studio was designed as a small space and then expanded slightly in the 1960s. Here he wrote and revised plays such as After the Fall and The Price, screenplays including The Misfits, and his autobiography Timebends. As the center of Miller's creative life for almost half a century, this writing studio holds a signature place in American literary history. (This studio should not be confused with the writing cabin that Miller built in 1948 and where he wrote Death of a Salesman. That structure still stands on the property at 153 Tophet Road.)

Inge Morath photographed Miller in his studio throughout their lives together in Roxbury: A selection of photographs, information about the studio's historic context, and a note on Miller's writing life in the studio may be found here: www.arthurmiller.org/studio.

Rebecca Miller is underwriting the cost of moving the structure from its original setting and restoring it to its original condition, furnishings and library, and setting the building on a full height climate controlled archival storage basement foundation. …

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