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'DEATH OF A SALESMAN' IN BEIJING

Miller Arthur

Oprawa:
TWARDA

Wydawca:
Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)

ISBN:
9781472592088

131,25 PLN
Wysyłamy w 21 dni

Opis produktu

Arthur Miller was born in New York City in 1915. After graduating from the University of Michigan he began work with the Federal Theatre Project. His first Broadway hit was All My Sons closely followed by Death of a Salesman The Crucible and A View from the Bridge. His other writing include Focus a novel: The Misfits first published as a short story then as a cinema novel: In Russia In the Country Chinese Encounters (all in collaboration with his wife photographer Inge Morath) and śSalesman in Beijing nonfiction: and his autobiography Timebends published in 1987. Among his other plays are: Incident At Vichy The Creation of the World and Other Business The American Clock The Last Yankee Resurrection Blues and Finishing the Picture. His novella Plain Girl was published in 1995 and his second collection of short stories Presence in 2007. He died in February 2005 aged eightynine.Claire Conceison is a director a translator and a scholar at Duke University.Death of a Salesman is widely studied as part of school university and drama school courses on account of its reputation as one of the greatest modern plays ever written. This book will act as a companion volume to the play looking at its production and reception in China through the eyes of the playwright himself.First published to coincide with Arthur Millers centenary on 17 October 2015 this is a fascinating account in the playwrights own words of the first full production of the finest tragedy of capitalism to be performed in the largest communist nation.A unique insight into the mind and processes of Arthur Miller one of the greatest writers of the twentiethcentury as he works intensively with a theatre company on this production.Arthur Miller was born on 17 October 1915 in Harlem New York City. He was arguably the greatest American playwright of the twentieth century his work including plays such as All My Sons (1947) Death of a Salesman (which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1949) The Crucible (1953) and A View from the Bridge (1955). In addition to the plays his many other books included fiction essays and the autobiography Time Bends. He died in 2005 at his home in Roxbury Connecticut.Claire Conceison is a director a translator and a scholar at Duke University.In 1983 Arthur Miller was invited to direct Death of a Salesman at the Beijing Peoples Theatre with Chinese actors. This was an entirely new experience for Miller and for the Chinese company most of whom had never even heard of life insurance or installment payments. Miller had fortyeight days of rehearsals in which to direct his play and while there he kept a diary.This book tells the fascinating story of Millers time in China and the paradoxes of directing a tragedy about American capitalism in a Communist country and features photographs throughout by Inge Morath. In this edition Millers diary is given a contemporary context as the production and process is investigated against the backdrop of twentyfirst century Chin

Wymiary: 216 mm 138 mm 451 gr

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