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Arthur Miller Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 - February 10, 2005) was an American playwright, essayist, and author. He was a prominent figure in American literature and cinema for over 61 years, writing a wide variety of plays, some of his major dramatics are The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, All My Sons, and Death of a Salesman, which are still studied and performed worldwide. He also wrote some books which include Timebends (autobiography) which he wrote in 1987, in the year 2000 he wrote Echoes Down the Corridor: Collected essays. Arthur Miller, the son of moderately affluent Jewish-American parents, Isidore and Augusta Miller, was born in Harlem, New York City in 1915. ...read more.


Miller worked as a stock clerk for two and a half years, he was the only Jew working in auto parts warehouse it was here he experienced anti-Semitism, Miller wrote the play' Focus' on anti-Semitism. Growing up during the depression he viewed the struggle of life the great divide between the rich and the poor. Miller was a communist this led to him being isolated and targeted for his political ideologies. His plays often reflect his political views and beliefs. For instance in 'The Crucible' he reflects on how power corrupts and corrupts absolutely 'The Crucible' was intended as a satire on the hunt for communists in America. ...read more.


Because of his strong beliefs he had an affect on others; his views on issues mostly political issues were shown though his plays which helped to make it clearly for the audience to see some of the wrong things that are happening in the world. Miller's career as a writer spanned over six decades, and at the time of his death in 2005, Miller was considered to be one of the greatest dramatists of the twentieth century, among the likes of Eugene O'Neill, Samuel Beckett, Jean-Paul Sartre, Bertolt Brecht, and Tennessee Williams. After his death, many respected actors, directors, and producers paid tribute to Miller, some calling him the last great practitioner of the American stage, and Broadway theaters darkened their lights in a show of respect. By Claire McGill 9 Green Resources: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/arts/233032.stm http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/amiller.htm http://www.theatrelinks.com/ Book Timebends (Arthur Miller's autobiography) . ...read more.

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