A guide to the playwright's life and work presents a brief biography; offers synopses and critical assessments of his writings; and discusses important people, places, and themes in his life.
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: Arthur Miller, best known for his works The Crucible and Death of a Salesman, is one of America's most important dramatists. Critical Companion to Arthur Miller provides a reliable, up-to-date, and encyclopedic source of information on Miller for high school and college-level students, teachers, and the general public. fiction, short stories, and poetry, as well as many of his important essays and critical pieces. Also included are detailed entries on literary, theatrical, and personal figures important to Miller; key terms and topics connected to his work; and various theatrical companies and places with which he has been associated. and critical assessments of Miller's major and minor works; Descriptions of Miller's characters, from Willy Loman to John Proctor; Entries on people, places, and topics important to Miller's life and work, including Brooklyn, democracy, Elia Kazan, and Marilyn Monroe; and, Helpful bibliographies and a chronology of Miller's life.