Arthur Miller, best known for his works The Crucible and Death of a Salesman, is one of America's most important dramatists. Critical Companion to Arthur Miller provides a reliable, up-to-date, and encyclopedic source of information on Miller for high school and college-level students, teachers, and the general public.
This accessible volume covers Miller's entire canon, including plays, screenplays, fiction, short stories, and poetry, as well as many of his important essays and critical pieces. Also included are detailed entries on literary, theatrical, and personal figures important to Miller; key terms and topics connected to his work; and various theatrical companies and places with which he has been associated.
- A concise but comprehensive biography of Miller
- Synopses and critical assessments of Miller's major and minor works
- Descriptions of Miller's characters, from Willy Loman to John Proctor
- Entries on people, places, and topics important to Miller's life and work, including Brooklyn, democracy, Elia Kazan, and Marilyn Monroe
- Helpful bibliographies and a chronology of Miller's life.
Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Index. Appendixes. Bibliographies. Cross-references. Chronology.
About the Author(s)
Susan C.W. Abbotson holds a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and teaches literature at Rhode Island College. She has served as president of the Arthur Miller Society and is the author of several books on Arthur Miller and modern American drama.