A View from the Bridge: A Play in Two Acts
....A lawyer narrates and advises characters in this tragic classic play of the 1950's set in a tenement not far from the Brooklyn Bridge.
....All is well with longshoreman Uncle Eddie, kind-hearted Aunt Beatrice and live-in niece Catherine....until the secret guests from Italy arrive and Uncle Eddie turns from generous and welcoming to jealous, difficult and self-serving resulting in di...more
Although I didn’t agree with all that Eddie has done but I cant help loving his kindness and generosity with Catherine the daughter of his wife's sister that he adopted after she died
his fault was that he loved Catherine so much.
He says, "I took out of my own mouth to give to her.,I walked hungry plenty days in this city!"
he gave a warm welcome to his wife's Italian cousins(Marco and Rodolpho) when they first arrived. He opened his doors to them,and declared that it was an "honor" to have them a ...more
Description: Martin Jarvis directs Arthur Miller's 1955 award-winning masterpiece. Recorded specially in the US for Drama On 3. Alfred Molina leads an all-star American cast. Universal themes of family, guilt, loyalty, sexual attraction, jealousy - and love - in a powerful story about illegal immigration that still resonates to our time 60 years later.
Miller's finest play. Italian-American neighbourhood near the Brooklyn Bridge, New York. 1950s.
Lawyer Alfi ...more
Eddie and his hard-working life as a longshoreman who is a tragic ...more
Homosexuality is ridiculed, I agree. But more importantly feminity is explicitly laughed at through out, even discouraged. The fact that C ...more
only two acts but this play manages to drift through multiple arcs splendidly, being a very fine example of its craft which has left me with a lot to think about.
This is the second play I've read of Miller's. The first was The Crucible, which I loved. I went into A View from the Bridge with few expectations; I picked it randomly off a library shelf with no knowledge of what it was about or what others thought of it. Honestly, the name Arthur Miller was the only reason I chose to read it.
I'm very glad I did.
The setting of A View from the Bridge is entirely different from that of The Crucible. The latter, as most of you probably know, takes place in P ...more
The play follows Eddie Carbone, a family man of Italian descent living in New York with his wife Beatrice and her niece, Catherine. When Beatrice's cousins, Marco and Rodolfo move in with them, seeking refuge as illegal immigrants, the problems are ...more
Again, it is impossible to fully appreciate A View from the Bridge if you haven't seen it performed. After all, a play is written for that exact reason, to be performed. I watched a screening of A View from the Bridge performed at the Young Vic, directed by Ivo van Hove.
My favorite thing about this play is the amazing character development. By the end of it, the characters have completely evolved into other people. The loss of innocence and trust is ...more
Although I really enjoyed the Pinter, my one gripe was how the young female character Lulu is not at all complex. She seems to exist solely to illustrate the men's cruelty. I was hoping the same wouldn't be true of the character Catherine in this play. ...more
What a tragedy- what a mess! Definitely looking forward to studying this in detail, because I feel like reading this once and rating it immediately doesn't do justice to this masterpiece. I know that I missed a lot reading it for the first time round so yes, as I said, a lot of potential for further study!
As I suspected, I'm enjoying studying this play more than actually reading it!
edit 19.05.16: ha it's actually quite hilarious how obsessed I am with this play now. After se ...more