Presentation on theme: "Arthur Miller October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005."— Presentation transcript:
Arthur Miller October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005
Early life Born Harlem, NY Second of three children Parents Polish-Jewish immigrants Journalism/English at University of Michigan
Early life Strong links to UM remained Graduated 1938 in English Worked in Brooklyn Navy Yard while writing Exempt from war
Writing “No Villain” - UM “The Man Who Had All the Luck” – 1940 “All My Sons” – 1941 “Death of a Salesman” – 1948 Tony Award for Best Author, New York Drama Circle Critics' Award, Pulitzer Prize for Drama “The Crucible” – 1952 “A View from the Bridge” – 1955/1956
McCarthyism in the US Communism House UnAmerican Activities Committee HUAC Similarities to Salem for Miller Convictions Evidence
Miller and McCarthyism Routine passport renewal Contempt of Congress in 1957 “I could not use the name of another person and bring trouble on him.” Later cleared Downfall of HUAC
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