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The tragedy of Loman the all-American dreamer and loser works eternally, on the page as on the stage. A lot of plays made history around 1949, but none have stepped out of history into the classic canon as Salesman has. Great as it was, Tennessee Williams's work can't be revived as vividly as this play still is, all over the world. (This edition has edifying pictures of Lee J. Cobb's 1949 and Brian Dennehy's 1999 performances.) It connects Aristotle, The Great Gatsby, On the Waterfront, David Mamet, and the archetypal American movie antihero. It even transcends its author's tragic flaw of pious preachiness (which undoes his snoozy The Crucible, unfortunately his most-produced play).
No doubt you've seen Willy Loman's story at least once. It's still worth reading. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Like Nora in Ibsen's "A Doll's House," we have characters confined by prescribed fate looking to climb out into their own.
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The book I received did not match the cover shown on the sell page. I received one that was broke down into individual characters for a play production. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Twila Banister
This is a fine edition of an excellent piece of writing. The format is as if you are viewing the story on the stage. Very interesting aspects to include stage direction. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David G. Parsons
It was not good. It was also long because I finished my whole 20 piece chicken mcnuggets and didn't have anything else to eatPublished 2 months ago by Ronald McDonald
Though craftily constructed, this is my least favorite Miller play to date. In a play that depends on the audience sympathizing with the main character's struggle with himself and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a gift for a bright 14 yr. young man who is donating 2 1/2 hrs. a week at this Retirement Community to help residents become more knowledgable about computers and and other... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Frances C. Kauffman