Arthur Miller is most famously known for his 1949 work "Death of a Salesman." However, Miller wrote several dozen plays during his lifetime, written between 1944 and 2004.
According to Arthur Miller's website, his plays include "The Golden Years," "The Man Who Had All the Luck," "All My Sons," "An Enemy of the People," "The Crucible," "A View from the Bridge," "After the Fall," "A Memory of Two Mondays," "Incident at Vichy," "The Price," "The Creation of the World and Other Business," "The Archbishop's Ceiling," "The American Clock," "Playing for Time," "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan," "Broken Glass," "Mr. Peters' Connections," "Resurrection Blues" and "Finishing the Picture." His works also include several one-act plays and screenplays.Learn More
A crucible is defined as a container that can withstand intense heat and also is a severe test, both of which apply to the subject of the play. Arthur Miller wrote "The Crucible" in 1953, depicting the events of the Salem witch trials of the mid to late 1600s.Full Answer >
As of 2014, there are no sources online to read the full text of "Death of a Salesman." The play does not go into the public domain until 2044, and it has not been published online by the copyright holder.Full Answer >
The political outlook of the playwright Arthur Miller was heavily critical of the United States, the so-called "American dream" and the McCarthyism of the 1950s. He was influenced by his experiences of the Wall Street Crash and Great Depression, which all but destroyed his otherwise affluent parents. Miller considered the Great Depression to have had a defining impact on American culture, one whose reach was comparable to that of the Civil War.Full Answer >
In Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," Ann Putnam is a townswoman who falsely accuses innocent midwife Rebecca Nurse of practicing witchcraft. Despite her eight pregnancies, Ann Putnam lost seven children during childbirth and resented Rebecca's large family of 11 children.Full Answer >