The Arthur Miller Journal

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 1/2, Spring-Fall

A Conversation with Paul Libin
Paul Libin has produced plays on and off Broadway for almost 60 years. For more than a quarter century, he was the producing director of Circle in the Square, collaborating with its artistic director, Theodore Mann, to bring the best of the classics...
A Letter from the Society President
It is hard to believe this coming year marks the 20th anniversary of the Arthur Miller Society (1995-2015), for which I had the honor to serve as the inaugural Vice President and second President and now, nearly two decades later, as President again....
All My Sons
All My SonsSutter Street Theatre14 June-13 July 2014Directed by Janelle KaufmanMy wife and I saw All My Sons July 6, 2014, at the Sutter Street Theatre in the former gold-mining town of Folsom, California. Sutter Street Theatre is a tiny, 54-60 seat...
Arthur Miller in Brazil: The Influences of an American on the Formation of Modern Brazilian Drama
"History is a prophet who looks back: because of what was, and against what was, it announces what will be. " - Eduardo GaleanoIt is undeniable the importance of Arthur Miller for Americans and for all of those who are concerned with the human issues...
Arthur Miller: Self and Tragedy
Editor's Note: At the 2014 Modem Language Association Annual Convention in Chicago, the Arthur Miller Society organized a special round table session, "Arthur Miller: Self and Tragedy," that discussed cognitive approaches to Miller's work. Presided by...
A View from the Bridge
A View from the BridgeAudio CD (1998) Directed by Peter Levin.Broadcast during LA Theatre Works 1997-98 season, A View From the Bridge is a powerful audio production of Miller's tragedy set in the Sicilian-American community of Red Hook, Brooklyn. The...
A View from the Bridge
A View from the Bridge Young Vic Theatre London, UK 4 April to 7 June Directed by Ivo van HoveDirected by Ivo van Hove, the Belgian director who has won Obie awards for his Off-Broadway productions of More Stately Mansions and Hedda Gabler, this is a...
A View F Rom the Bridge
A View F rom The Bridge Teatro Vista Chicago, IL 11 Apr.-18 May, 2014 Directed by Ricardo GutierrezTeatro Vista (Theatre with a View) was founded in 1990 in Chicago by Edward Torres and Henry Godinez, to provide opportunities for Latino actors, writers,...
Before and after the Fall1
'The mind has no color but its memories are brilliant against the grayness of its landscape...People appear and disappear instantaneously, as in the mind...The effect, therefore, will be the surging, flitting, instantaneousness of a mind question over...
Biff Loman's Journal
by Bethany Poulin, Undergraduate, Rhode Island College10/12/1932 9:00PM :I'm sure I'll lead my football team to the high school super bowl this year. After all, we just won our fourth game in a row. So far so good. Practice is crucial, so I took it upon...
Broken Glass
Broken GlassAudio CD (1996) Directed by Steve AlbrezziBroken Glass presents the story of Sylvia Gellburg, a middle-aged Brooklyn woman suffering from what her doctor thinks is an hysterical paralysis, brought on by news of the Kristallnacht in November...
Death of a Salesman
Death of a SalesmanAudio CD (2011) Directed by Eric SimonsonOn first encounter with his essays or autobiography, readers familiar only with Arthur Miller's plays may be surprised at the elegance of his prose. Because Willy Loman, for instance, is such...
Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman Audio CD (2011) Directed by Eric SimonsonWho, if anybody, should buy L.A. Theatre Works production of Death of a Salesman? If you are reading this, you probably know this play very well-so why do you want another version, an audio...
Death of a Salesman
Death of a SalesmanLyric Stage Company of BostonBoston, MA14 February - 15 March 2014Directed by Spiro VeloudosDeath of a Salesman is on the short list of plays I think I know well. I certainly have studied it and seen many performances. Therefore, I...
Death of a Salesman
Death of a SalesmanThe Lyric Stage CompanyBoston, MA14 Feb.-15 March 2014Directed by Spiro VeloudosArthur Miller's Death of a Salesman is the story of an aged and exhausted traveling salesman and family man who struggles to comprehend the collapse of...
Editor's Note
I am pleased to present this special issue of The Arthur Miller Journal. This edition is another milestone in the nine-year history of our publication. This second double issue focuses exclusively on one play: the essays on After the Fall re-consider...
L. A. Theatre Works: The Arthur Miller Collection (2011)
Editor's Note:I grew up in England listening to Play for the Day on BBC Radio 3 and one aspect that disappointed me about American radio when I first moved across the pond, was the distinct lack, in the New England places where I lived, of anything in...
Miller, O'Neill, Moral Despair, and Tragedy
There is a shift in Arthur Miller's moral vision and his vision of tragedy after his marriage to Marilyn Monroe ended in divorce in 1961. In his plays of the 1940s and early 1950s, Miller expresses a Kantian, objectivist, highly moralistic vision of...
The Arthur Miller Society
The Arthur Miller Society is an incorporated, non-profit society whose primary aim is to promote the study of Arthur Miller and his work. Additional objectives include the promotion of productions of Miller's plays and the fostering of continued interest...
The Crucible
The Crucible Audio CD (1994) Directed by Martin JenkinsThis fine audio performance faithfully captures the spirit of Arthur Miller's play. In a brief introduction, the narrator identifies The Crucible as Miller's "thinly disguised evocation of the witch-hunt...
The Crucible
The CrucibleIthaca College Department of TheatreIthaca, NY22 to 27 April 2014Directed by Norm Johnson Jr."Any good production of The Crucible," according to Ben Brantley, theatre critic for the New York Times, "makes your blood run both hot and cold"...
The Crucible
The CrucibleOld Vic TheatreLondon, UK24 June-13 September 2014Directed by Yaël FärberThe production is directed by Yaël Färber, a South African woman who as a schoolgirl had played the role of Abigail while outside her white suburb the country was on...
The Price
The PriceAudio CD (1989) Directed by Martin JenkinsThe inclusion of The Price among the plays in the L.A. Theatre Works' Audio Theatre Miller Collection brings deserved attention to a play that has not always received it, despite many critics-and Miller...
The Price
The PriceFamworth Little TheatreNr Bolton, Lancs.15-22 March, 2014Directed by John O'ConnellThis was to be an afternoon of delightful coincidence. The last time I made my way to this part of the world was in March 2011. On that occasion I reviewed a...
The Ride Down Mt. Morgan
The Ride Down Mt. MorganAudio CD (2005) Directed by Richard MasurThere is one perfect moment, recorded for posterity in Richard Masur's version of Arthur Miller's The Ride Down Mt. Morgan in the L. A. Theatre Works' audio production, where the difficulties...
"Und Ist ein Mensch Gefallen": After the Fall and the Magic Flute
Mer the Fall is Arthur Miller's most autobiographical play. In addition to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) component, it is dominated by Quentin's (Miller's) relationships with Louise (Miller's first wife Mary Grace Slattery), Maggie...
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