The Arthur Miller Journal

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Vol. 15, No. 1, Spring

The Crucible
The CrucibleCentral Square TheatreCambridge, MA12 September-20 October 2019Directed by Eric TuckerA chilly autumn night in a theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts-less than twenty-five miles south from the actual community where innocent citizens of Salem...
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Symposium on the Crucible
The CrucibleBedlam Theatre Company with Nora Theatre CompanyCentral Square TheatreBoston, MA12 September-12 October 2019Directed by Eric TuckerThe following symposium was conducted by Lenke Wood's AP English class at Moses Brown School in Providence,...
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A View from the Bridge
A View From the BridgeBrave New World Repertory TheatreThe Waterfront Museum Showboat BargeRed Hook, Brooklyn, NY12-29 September 2019Directed by Alex DmitrevIn my view, analysis of theater extends through a vertical as well as a horizontal/spatial plane....
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The Crucible_
The Crucible_The Theatre RoyalIn On the Act Theatre GroupWakefield, West Yorkshire, UK24-25 October 2019Directed by Tina Shuker-AbelAs a director, I don't go in search of parallels between the world I live in and the world of characters, rather I look...
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Burning Bridges: Failures of Biblical Hospitality in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge
In Arthur Miller's View From the Bridge, Sicilian hospitality begins and ends with a kiss. There are those two conspicuous kisses in act 2: Eddie Carbone punctuates his menacing "get outta here" speech by kissing both his niece, Catherine, and her immigrant-boyfriend,...
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Comedy of a Common Man: Miller's Comedic Chops
Though it has been evident since the start of his career, Miller's comedic drive has been much misunderstood and adversely criticized by the majority of reviewers and critics. You can check the index of most books on Miller and you'll find "tragedy"...
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Broken Glass: Sylvia Gellburg's Mirror Stage
Arthur Miller's relationships with women, both on and off stage, have been the subject of much critical argument. Feminist and gender readings of his plays have offered many new perspectives of his female characters. Critics such as Kay Stanton, Jan...
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A Conversation with Tina Shuker-Abel
Tina Shuker-Abel is the director of a recent production of The Crucible by the young theatre group, In On The Act Theatre Group who perform at the Theatre Royal Wakefield in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. A review of this production appears in the Review...
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An Enemy of the People
An Enemy of the PeopleHugo Young Theatre, Ashland UniversityAshland, OH11-19 October 2019Directed by Teresa Durbin-AmesMiller's adaptation of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People seems to serve almost as an ideological scaffolding, a parable that points out...
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Pride and Prejudice (Radio Broadcast)
Pride and Prejudice (radio broadcast)Adaptation by Arthur MillerJanine BarchasIt is a truth universally unacknowledged that American playwright Arthur Miller adapted Pride and Prejudice in 1945.In the Theatre Guild Archive of the Harry Ransom Center...
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Vol. 14, No. 2, Autumn

Critical Insights: The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Critical Insights: The Crucible by Arthur Miller, edited by Robert C. Evans. Amenia, NY: Salem Press, 2018.The most valuable aspect of this volume of Critical Insights: The Crucible by Arthur Miller is the diversity of critical opinion contained within...
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Miller at the Outpost: The Evolution of Social Warning in an Enemy of the People and the Crucible
In 1950, following his immensely successful Death of a Salesman the previous year, Arthur Miller's fourth commercial play, An Enemy of the People, opened on Broadway. Performing only slightly better than his original commercial flop, The Man Who Had...
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Symposium on All My Sons
Symposium on All My SonsAll My SonsRoundabout Theater CompanyAmerican Airlines TheaterNew York, NY4 April-30 June 2019Directed by Jack O'BrienA Symposium[Editor's Note: Once again, All My Sons has been given a Broadway showing, its third revival since...
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Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring

The Crucible
The CrucibleSan Antonio CollegeSan Antonio, TX11-14, 18-21 October 2018Directed by Ronald L. WatsonREVIEWED BY ALLAN CHAVKIN, TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITYRonald L. Watson wanted to produce an innovative version of The Crucible that would prompt his audience...
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Vol. 13, No. 2, Autumn

All My Sons
All My SonsCourt TheatreChicago, IL21 January-11 February 2018Directed by Charles NewellI attended the preview on Saturday evening, 13 January, of the production of All My Sons directed by Charles Newell, Artistic Director of the Court Theatre since...
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Fallen Critic: The Undocumented Dramas of Bernard Weinraub
The Huntington Theatre's 2018 season included Bernard Weinraub's new play Fall. The production was directed by Peter DuBois, who, for the past ten years, has also served as the Artistic Director of the Boston-based theater company. The play is a fictional...
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Vol. 13, No. 1, Spring

The Influence of Dostoyevsky's the Brothers Karamazov on the Plays of Arthur Miller
Humanity will find in itself the power to live for virtue even without believing in immortality. It will find it in love for freedom, for equality, for fraternity.-Rakitin to Alyosha (The Brothers Karamazov 98)One of the most consistent thematic elements...
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Vol. 12, No. 2, Autumn

Lessons from the Bloody Rain: The Young Vic Production of A View from the Bridge and Miller's Tragic Form
Tragedy is not exemplified in only one way, nor, in my view, should it be seen as a Platonic idea with various sensory manifestations. It is not clear to me that it always has certain requisites, as compelling as they may be, for instance, in Norman...
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