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A View from the Bridge (Penguin Plays) Paperback – July 28, 1977
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"[In Arthur Miller's plays] we find the true compassion and catharsis that are as essential to our society as water and fire and babies and air. . . . Miller awakened in me the taste for all that must be-the empathy and love for the least of us, out of which bursts a gratitude for the poetry of his characters and the greatness of their creator."
-Philip Seymour Hoffman, from the Foreword
About the Author
Arthur Miller was born in New York City in 1915 and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall (1963), Incident at Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972) and The American Clock. He has also written two novels, Focus (1945), and The Misfits, which was filmed in 1960, and the text for In Russia (1969), Chinese Encounters (1979), and In the Country (1977), three books of photographs by his wife, Inge Morath. More recent works include a memoir, Timebends (1987), and the plays The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1993), which won the Olivier Award for Best Play of the London Season, and Mr. Peter's Connections (1998). His latest book is On Politics and the Art of Acting. Miller was granted with the 2001 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and in 1949 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.
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Boy, talk about timely. I did not intend to read this due to current politics; was just a coincidence. Miller's works are true to imaginative real-life scenarios. For instance, in 'The Crucible' -- who am I to argue that he did not get facts and social mores correct as to that era centuries ago. This work, however is more recent, takes place during his lifetime and could actually take place yesterday or today. Both the main issue/conflict and an ancillary issue/conflict are pertinent modern issues. I think this was revived on Broadway during the past year and I would have liked to see if the set-up was modern or did they use that setting described in the play. This work is thought provoking as heck.