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Title: Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller
  • Born in New York in the family of
  • Isidore, a moderately rich jewish
  • ladies wear manufacturer and
  • shopkeeer, and Augusta Miller
  • His family was ruined in the Great Depression
    and he had to work in automobile parts warehouse
    to earn money for college
  • Studied journalism, but graduated in English from
    the University of Michigan. His decision to
    become a writer was under the impression of
    Dostoevskis The Brothers Karamazov
  • Married his college sweetheart Mary Slattery.

  • The Man Who Had All the Luck his first play
  • All My Sons (1947) NY Drama Critics Circle
    award and two Tony awards
  • The Story of Gi Joe (1945)
  • Focus (1945) his first Novel
  • Death of a Salesman (1949) Millers plays often
    depict how families are destroyed by false
  • The Crucible (1953).

Some Other Facts
  • Wrote two short plays under the collective title
    of A View From The Bridge(1954)
  • Married Marilyn Monroe (1956), wrote screenplays
    (Misfits) with roles for his wife, and divorced
    her (1961)
  • 1965 Miller was elected president of P.E.N, the
    international literary organization
  • 1968 At the democratic Party Convention he was
    elected delegate for Eugene McCarthy, whose era
    of mass hysteria as depicted in Millers The
    Crucible, where accepted the notion that
    conscience was no longer a private matter but one
    of state administration
  • Numerou problems with the House of Un-American
    Activities Committee for being a romantic
  • After the Fall a biographical play
  • Finishing the Picture last play, depicted the
    making of Misfits.

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