List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Chronology Susan Hadicke; 1. Introduction; 2. The tradition of social drama: Miller and his forbears Brenda Murphy; 3. The early plays Christopher Bigsby; 4. All My Sons Steve Centola; 5. Death of a Salesman and the poetics of Arthur Miller Matthew C. Roudane; 6. Conscience and community in An Enemy of the People and The Crucible Thomas P. Adler; 7. A View from the Bridge Albert Wertheim; 8. The holocaust, the depression and McCarthyism: Miller in the sixties Janet N. Balakian; 9. Miller's 1970s 'Power' plays William W. Demastes; 10. Miller in the eighties June Schlueter; 11. Miller in the nineties Christopher Bigsby; 12. Arthur Miller and the cinema R. Barton Palmer; 13. Arthur Miller's fiction Malcolm Bradbury; 14. Critic, criticism, critics Stephen Barker; 15. Arthur Miller: a bibliographic essay Susan Hadicke; Index.
This Companion provides an introduction to one of the most important playwrights of the twentieth century.
'Given Miller's importance ... the appearance of this companion is likely to be considered a welcome addition to the range of general books on the playwright.' Darryll Grantley, Theatre Research International ' ... well-focused and incisive ... thought-provoking and will be invaluable to students. Overall [this is a] welcome addition to library bookshelves.' New Theatre Quarterly 'Common to all essays is an obvious admiration and respect for the man and his art. Another commonality , and also delight, is the frequent quoting of Arthur Miller himself ... ' The Australia Jewish News