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Critical Insights: Death of a Salesman

A great starting point for students or casual readers looking for a introduction to the themes and discussions on Authur Miller's play, Death of a Salesman.

When it premiered, Death of a Salesman received immediate critical praise and popular attention. Miller set out to change the face of American Drama and succeeded. The play won the Pulitzer Prize, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, the Donaldson Award, and Tony Awards for best play, best direction, best scene design, and best supporting actor. To this day, it remains one of the most-read and most performed plays in the world, and no survey course on American Drama would be complete without it.Edited by distinguished scholar and one-time President of the American Theatre and Drama Society, Brenda Murphy, this volume brings together some of the best essays written on Miller's most accomplished play. The essays contained within present a variety of critical viewpoints and an array of critical approaches.

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