Arthur Miller

Theater Reviews: On Broadway, “Topdog” Sizzles While “Salesman” Slogs

December 9, 2022
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In Broadway revivals, Topdog/Underdog is absolutely riveting, while Death of a Salesman feels forced and unconvincing.

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Theater Review: Bedlam’s “Crucible” — Burn, Baby, Burn

September 23, 2019
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Bedlam’s provocative production of The Crucible has a purpose — to urge us all to stand up and shout down the devils in our midst.

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Theater Review: A Tepid “Fall”

June 1, 2018
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Fall’s conflict is presented with insufficient power; its domestic tragedy is not propelled along its inevitably troubling course.

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Theater Interview: “Fall” — Probing Arthur Miller’s Secret

May 11, 2018
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Why has Bernard Weinraub chosen this secretive chapter of Miller’s life as fodder for his play?

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Theater Review: “Incident at Vichy” — The Vicissitudes of Guilt

January 23, 2017
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Praxis Stage manages to get Arthur Miller’s message across, and it is a valuable one that must be repeated well beyond the inauguration.

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Book/Theater Interview: Library of America Celebrates Arthur Miller’s Centennial

October 16, 2015
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The Library of America has done its part to applaud Arthur Miller’s 100th birthday with a handsome 3-volume set of his plays.

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Theater Review: Arthur Miller’s “Broken Glass” – A Boston Premiere For An American Master

September 14, 2015
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The New Repertory Theatre is paying homage to Arthur Miller’s centennial with a superb staging of one of the dramatist’s later works, Broken Glass.

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Fuse Theater Review: A First-Rate and Relevant Version of “An Enemy of the People”

October 7, 2014
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Ibsen’s and Miller’s scientist hero must contend with denial, disbelief, ignorance, fear of change, malice, opportunism, greed, the abuse of power, censorship, betrayal, and violence. Sound familiar?

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Theater Review: A Moderately Powerful “Death of a Salesman” from The Lyric Stage Company

February 25, 2014
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A lack of dramatic combustion sometimes makes the Lyric Stage Company production, despite its intelligent detail, more staidly melodramatic than it should be.

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Theater Review: “All My Sons” — An American Antique

July 25, 2012
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If this sounds like a melodrama, that is because Arthur Miller wrote one. “All My Sons” was very much a product of the dramatist’s times and politics.

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