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  American Masters . Arthur Miller | PBS
Arthur Miller was born in Manhattan in 1915 to Jewish immigrant parents.
Though it was clearly an indictment of the McCarthyism of the early 1950s, "The Crucible" was set in Salem during the witch-hunts of the late 17th century.
Within three years, Miller was called before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, and convicted of contempt of Congress for not cooperating.
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  Arthur Miller - MSN Encarta
Arthur Miller (1915-2005), American dramatist, whose works are concerned with the responsibility of each individual to other members of society.
Simply and colloquially written, Miller’s plays sprang from his social conscience and from his compassion for those who are vulnerable to the false values imposed on them by society.
Born in New York City, Miller was the son of a coat manufacturer who suffered financial ruin in the Great Depression of the 1930s.
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  Arthur Miller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Miller and Monroe's marriage was deteriorating at the time of shoot -- the summer and fall of 1960 -- due to her rampant drug abuse, her open infidelity with actor Yves Montand, and her panoply of mental illnesses.
Miller was one of the original founders of International PEN's Writers in Prison committee, and in 1965 was elected its president, a position he held for four years.
Miller was surrounded by family when he died at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, four months after the death of his older brother, Kermit Miller, and three years after the death of his wife of forty years, Ingeborg Morath.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arthur_Miller   (1419 words)

 Arthur Miller Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Arthur Miller (born 1915), American playwright, novelist, and film writer, is considered one of the major dramatists of 20th-century American theater.
Arthur Miller was born in Manhattan, the son of a middle-class ladies' coat manufacturer and a schoolteacher mother.
Arthur Miller is one of the major dramatists of the twentieth century.
www.bookrags.com /Arthur_Miller   (593 words)

 PAL: Arthur Miller (1915-2005)
Miller graduated from Abraham Lincoln in 1932 in the midst of the Great Depression, applied to University of Michigan, and was not accepted because of his mediocre grades.
Miller's career in the 1950's began with an adaptation of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People which was released on Broadway and "signaled his interest in a new type of hero...unlike his former heroes who "dissipated their energies in the pursuit of misguided ideals" (95).
Arthur Miller's plays are in a constant state of revival by myriad American theaters, and his name lives on as one of the most influential American playwrights of the twentieth century.
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 Telegraph | News | Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller, the playwright who died on Thursday aged 89, made his name with plays which exposed the emptiness of the American dream - and then married Marilyn Monroe.
Miller's first great success was Death of a Salesman, which ran at the Morosco Theatre from February 1949 to November 1950.
Inevitably (in Miller's rationale) the boys are broken reeds: Happy is a vain playboy who works in a department store, while Biff, worshipped by his father as a child, has degenerated into a petty thief.
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 ARTSEDGE: Arthur Miller and The Crucible
Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible as a response to the McCarthy hearings of the 1950’s in which he and hundreds of others were entrapped.
Miller’s use of repetition to mock and his parallelism in syntax at the end of Acts I and III build intense rhythms that heighten the dramatic power of the scenes.
Miller’s design of building to a crescendo at the end of each act, culminating in Elizabeth’s statement and the "final drums" of the last Act is a powerful structural pattern.
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 Personality of the Week: Arthur Miller - Pravda.Ru
Arthur Miller did not need to die to become famous - he was the face of the American Intellectuals who were unafraid to raise important social issues and to ask questions about their society, presenting the other side of the Great American Dream, of which Miller was a part.
Arthur Miller later confessed in an interview to The Guardian newspaper (2002) that all his generation was affected by the experience.
Arthur Miller began writing plays while studying journalism and English at the University of Michigan and in 1944, his first play to appear on Broadway (The Man who had All the Luck, 1944) won a New York City Theatre Guild Prize but only appeared for four nights due to lack of audiences.
english.pravda.ru /opinion/columnists/14-02-2005/7739-miller-0   (747 words)

 Arthur Miller (b. 1915)
Miller has said that the theme of the play is "the handing over of conscience to the state." The question is not entirely a remote one, as almost any major newspaper or television exposé can make the issue clear to today's students.
Miller, possibly as a result of the play, was called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1956 on the pretense of issuing him a passport.
Miller's comments in conversations and interviews are frequently more enlightening than any other playwright in our history because he is articulate as well as theoretically sophisticated.
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 Arthur Miller Criticism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Miller's explorations of form have never taken him far from the highroad of realism….
[In a sense], Miller could be said to have paved the way for that revival of the American theatre which started in 1959, for like O'Neill before him he was a playwright prepared to confront seriously aspects of the human situation ignored by a theatre obsessed with psychology and sociology….
Arthur Miller's short stories "Monte Sant' Angelo" and "I Don't Need You Any More" share a supplementary relationship to his essay on "The Family in Modern Drama." All develop themes that prove essential for an understanding of Miller's imagination, and all deal with man displaced from the enveloping context of the family.
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 Playwright Arthur Miller dies at 89. 12/02/2005. ABC News Online
Playwright Arthur Miller, who died aged 89, won international acclaim for works such as the Death of a Salesman and The Crucible that tapped into the malaise of post-war America and the hunt for suspected communists.
Miller led a colourful and controversial career that included a well-publicised romance and marriage to starlet Marilyn Monroe and bitter squabbles over his links to the Communist party in the United States.
Miller won many major artistic awards in the United States, including the National Medal of the Arts and his work was hailed as a watershed, bringing a stinging humanist realism to the American stage.
www.abc.net.au /news/newsitems/200502/s1301287.htm   (1139 words)

 NPR : American Playwright Arthur Miller Dies at 89
Arthur Miller, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose 'Death of a Salesman' came to symbolize the American Dream gone awry, has died at 89.
Miller was best known for his 1949 play, Death of a Salesman, the tragic story of an American working man at the end of his rope.
Miller was the author of many plays, including the legendary Death of a Salesman, for which he won a Pulitzer.
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 Arthur Miller
Miller is best known for the play DEATH OF A SALESMAN (1949), or on the other hand, for his marriage to the actress Marilyn Monroe.
With Tennessee Williams, Miller was one of the best-known American playwrights after WW II.
Miller wrote The Crucible in the atmosphere in which the author saw "accepted the notion that conscience was no longer a private matter but one of state administration." In the play he expressed his faith in the ability of an individual to resist conformist pressures.
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 ABC News: Playwright Arthur Miller Dies
Arthur Miller, the playwright who explored the underbelly of the American Dream through the pie-in-the-sky eyes of Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman," has died.
Miller's cannon of theatrical masterpieces includes "The Crucible" and "A View From the Bridge," but he'll also be remembered for standing up to the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the McCarthy era, and for lighting up gossip pages with his five-year marriage to Marilyn Monroe.
Miller was soon bent on studying drama in Michigan, where he had found a professor he admired, but his high school grades were awful, and his family had no money to spare.
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 Arthur Miller--Biography
In a note to the play, Miller writes, "A political policy is equated with moral right, and opposition to it with diabolical malevolence." Dealing as it did with highly charged current events, the play received unfavorable reviews and Miller was cold-shouldered by many colleagues.
Arthur Asher Miller, the son of a women's clothing company owner, was born in 1915 in New York City.
In 1956 and 1957, Miller was subpoenaed by the House Un-American Activities Committee and was convicted of contempt of Congress for his refusal to identify writers believed to hold Communist sympathies.
www.neh.gov /whoweare/miller/biography.html   (692 words)

 Arthur Miller (1915 - 2005)
Arthur Miller's first success came in 1947 with All My Sons for which he won the New York Drama Critics Circle award.
Miller, however, argued that the tragic feeling is invoked whenever we are in the presence of a character, any character, who is ready to sacrifice his life, if need be, to secure one thing--his sense of personal dignity.
Arthur Miller was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1949 for Death of a Salesman.
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 USATODAY.com - Arthur Miller captured the American century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Miller's plays are avidly produced abroad, and have also enjoyed success in places as far-reaching as China, where the writer famously directed his own work.
Miller wrote plays that everyone, whatever their stature or educational background, could relate to.
Miller was married three times — most famously to Monroe, but most enduringly to photographer Inge Morath, his wife and sometime creative partner for 40 years, until her death in 2002.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2005-02-11-arthur-miller-obit_x.htm   (799 words)

 UEA, EAS, The Arthur Miller Centre
The Arthur Miller Centre for American Studies is an initiative designed to further interest in the study of the United States, to promote major new research projects and to facilitate the movement of people between Britain and America.
Arthur Miller, and an advisory committee of outstanding individuals from the United States and United Kingdom, together represent the interests of the new centre.
Arthur Miller Centre International Literary Festival, which brings major writers from around the world to the Centre Click here for details.
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 Arthur Miller--Appreciation
As Miller has said of Willy’s speech when he confronts his employer Howard, a speech he rightly calls an “aria,” “What we have is the story of a vanished era, part real, part imaginary, the disappearing American dream of mutuality and in its place the terrible industrial process that discards people like used-up objects.
Miller collapses the history of his society into the lives of his characters and in doing so, exemplifies a truth adumbrated by Ralph Waldo Emerson a century and a half ago when he said, “We are always coming up with the emphatic facts of history in our private experience and verifying them here.
The poetry that Arthur Miller writes and the poetry that he celebrates is the miracle of human life, in all its bewilderments, its betrayals, its denials, but, finally, and most significantly, its transcendent worth.
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 CNN.com - Arthur Miller dead at 89 - Feb 11, 2005
Miller was a staunch liberal and refused to cooperate with the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
Miller also became celebrated for his 1956 marriage to movie star Marilyn Monroe, hailed by tabloids as a classic meeting of beauty and brains.
Miller is survived by three children: Jane Ellen and Robert, with Slattery; and filmmaker Rebecca Miller, with Morath.
www.cnn.com /2005/SHOWBIZ/books/02/11/obit.miller/index.html   (1395 words)

 Online NewsHour: Arthur Miller Discusses His Life and Work -- February 10, 1999
ARTHUR MILLER: Originally, of course, when we first performed and people didn't know what to expect, they didn't applaud at all for a good three, four minutes.
ARTHUR MILLER: Columbia Pictures made a film called "The Life of a Salesman" which they wanted to show with the "Death of a Salesman." It was short, the brunt of which was that "the life of a salesman" was.
Miller was convicted of contempt and sentenced to a year in prison.
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 Why did Arthur Miller write the Crucible ?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Arthur Miller was born on October 17, 1915, and was raised in a prosperous Jewish family in a neighbourhood of New-York City.
Arthur Miller also wrote: "The old friend of a fllisted person crossed the street to avoid being seen talking to him", the same way as Giles Corey did not dare to name other names, since his wife was now in jail because he gave her name.
Because Arthur Miller experienced censorship in 1951, when Harry Cohn, the head of Colombia Pictures showed his script to the F.B.I. and asked him to replace the gangsters by Communists, he was in a position to grasp what was going on.
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 The New York Times > Theater > News & Features > ARTHUR MILLER (1915-2005)
Miller may or may not be the greatest playwright America has produced, but he is certainly the most American of the country's greatest playwrights.
Arthur Miller's superb drama is so simple in style and so inevitable in theme that it scarcely seems like a thing that has been written and acted.
Arthur Miller's honest, forceful drama, about a group of people caught up in a monstrous swindle, is a pitiless analysis of character that gathers momentum all evening and concludes with both logic and dramatic impact.
www.nytimes.com /ref/theater/newsandfeatures/MILLER-REF.html?8dpc   (931 words)

 Arthur Miller introduction
Almost everyone believes that Arthur Miller deserves the title of "social dramatist"; apparently the only question is whether to call him a Marxist or a humanist.
It is quite understandable that Miller should be regarded as a writer with a message, whether affirmative or negative, humane or socialistic.
The plays and essays testify to a persistent artistic dilemma; Arthur Miller's effort to unify social and psychological perspectives has been the source of his accomplishments and his failures as a dramatist.
www.writing.upenn.edu /~afilreis/50s/miller-intro.html   (813 words)

 Featured Author: Arthur Miller
Miller seems to have begun with his themes and conceits, then worked backward to fashion (and diminish) his characters to fit the predetermined pattern.
Miller was found guilty of contempt of Congress after refusing to answer questions at a hearing before the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
Miller's conviction of contempt of Congress was reversed after the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia held unanimously that the House Committee on Un-American activities had not sufficiently warned the playwright of the risk of contempt if he refused to answer its questions.
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