Presentation on theme: "Arthur Miller Born in New York in the family of Isidore, a moderately rich jewish ladies wear manufacturer and shopkeeer, and Augusta Miller; His family."— Presentation transcript:
Arthur Miller Born in New York in the family of Isidore, a moderately rich jewish ladies wear manufacturer and shopkeeer, and Augusta Miller; His family was ruined in the Great Depression and he had to work in automobile parts warehouse to earn money for college; Studied journalism, but graduated in English from the University of Michigan. His decision to become a writer was under the impression of Dostoevski’s The Brothers Karamazov; Married his college sweetheart Mary Slattery.
Works The Man Who Had All the Luck – his first play (1944); All My Sons (1947) – NY Drama Critics Circle award and two Tony awards; The Story of Gi Joe (1945); Focus (1945) – his first Novel; Death of a Salesman (1949) – Miller’s plays often depict how families are destroyed by false values; The Crucible (1953).
Some Other Facts Wrote two short plays under the collective title of A View From The Bridge(1954); Married Marilyn Monroe (1956), wrote screenplays (Misfits) with roles for his wife, and divorced her (1961); 1965 – Miller was elected president of P.E.N, the international literary organization 1968 – At the democratic Party Convention he was elected delegate for Eugene McCarthy, whose era of mass hysteria as depicted in Miller’s The Crucible, where “accepted the notion that conscience was no longer a private matter but one of state administration”; Numerou problems with the House of Un-American Activities Committee for being a “romantic marxist”; After the Fall – a biographical play Finishing the Picture – last play, depicted the making of Misfits.