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The Theater Essays Of Arthur Miller

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Arthur Miller is one of the most important and enduring playwrights of the last fifty years. This new edition of The Theater Essays has been expanded by nearly fifty percent to include his most significant articles and interviews since the book's initial publication in 1978. Within these pages Miller discusses the roots of modern drama, the nature of tragedy, and the state ...more
Paperback, 628 pages
Published August 22nd 1996 by Da Capo Press (first published 1978)
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Dan Ruprecht
No idea that Arthur Miller was a such a thoughtful essayist as well as playwright. Presents his theory of "optimistic tragedy" to describe the draw of tragedy. He believed that the tragic feeling only came about because the audience innately understood that the suffering of a character against the world or other people was not fated and could have been changed. Tragedy therefore is a statement of human agency in a world with solvable problems.
Ed
Various writings from the 1940's to the 1970's on playwrighting and the state of theater. Passionate, thoughtful and often critical, a fascinating insight into Arthur Miller's relationship with theater and writing.

I think this would be a good read for any writer - to hear how a writer from an earlier era relates to the craft and a changing world and the aspirational view he has of the writer's role was really interesting.
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Arthur Asher Miller was an American playwright and essayist. He was a prominent figure in American literature and cinema for over 61 years, writing a wide variety of plays, including celebrated plays such as The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, All My Sons, and Death of a Salesman, which are still studied and performed worldwide. Miller was often in the public eye, most famously for refusing to g ...more
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