to view Calls for papers, Conferences and panels, Current productions,
events, as well as links
to archives for
would appreciate it if you could send us any
current information for the following categories to make them as
as possible; include past, current and future events so that people can
as an archive. Send information to
Sue Abbotson. We try to keep only upcoming events on this page--but
you can link in each section to archive pages for information on past
conference papers, productions and events.
the Arthur Miller Journal--including how to subscribe and
content lists for
previously published isssues, go to the Journal
Arthur Miller Theater at the University of Michigan
The Arthur Miller Society is always
who would like to organize Miller panels at other conferences, such as
MLA, SAMLA, American Studies, ATHE--please contact our current
President, Sue Abbotson,
Miller's 2015 centennial is fast approaching, and the
expectation is that conferences, theaters
and publishers will be
especially interested in engaging with Miller material
year--we encourage you to share any plans for celebrations,
publications or productions with the society that we can help to
or solicit us for ideas/assistance.
papers on any aspect of the life and work of Arthur Miller for the Arthur
Miller Journal published Spring and Fall. Go to the Journal page for details.
also publishes book and production reviews.
Miller play is being produced in your area (check the listings
below)--feel free to go and see it and send in your review to Sue Abbotson, Performance
Review Editor of the Journal.
respective editors for more information--all contact info. on the Journal page.
Special Call: Volume 9 will be a double edition, to be published for
Fall 2014, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of After the Fall and Incident at Vichy.
The year 2014 marks the
fiftieth year since After the Fall
and Incident at Vichy had
their premieres at the Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre. Both plays
were fraught with controversy at their debuts. After the Fall marked Miller's
return to the New York stage after a nine-year hiatus marked by his
marriage to Marilyn Monroe, his writing of the various versions of The Misfits, his divorce from
Monroe, his marriage to Inge Morath, and his correspondence at the Nazi
War trials in Frankfurt. After the
Fall's premier in January 1964 was the result of his alliance
with the newly formed Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre; Incident at Vichy's premier in
December would end his association with the company.
These events seem ripe for re-consideration and evaluation. Thus, the
editors invite essays that discuss any aspect of these plays, their
place in Miller's canon, their connection to Miller's life and
political views, and their status as Holocaust drama. Submission
deadline in June 2014.
Essays should be sent as email attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Essays should conform to the MLA Style Manual and not exceeed 8000
Essays are blind vetted.
CFP: MLA 2015 Vancouver
2015 is the centennial of Arthur
Miller’s birth. As part of the celebration of this event, the Arthur
Miller Society is organizing a session at the 2015 Modern Language
Association (MLA) Convention in Vancouver on a central theme in
Miller’s literary work and his career as a public intellectual: the
elusiveness of the American Dream, the Dream’s foundations in what
often are considered incompatible ideals in American visions of
democracy, and the Dream’s role in shaping the stories Americans tell
themselves about who they are and the moral justifications of their
Much of the discussion in this
session will focus specifically on Miller’s ideas: for example, Death of a Salesman and others of Miller’s plays or
Miller’s statements during the McCarthy Era or the Vietnam War. But the
Miller Society also invites papers more broadly focused on the theme of
the American Dream in general and its role in American society. We are
seeking papers that explore other authors’ views on the American Dream
or that consider current discussions of equality and social justice in
America as ways of enhancing our understanding of the broad social
context of the issues Miller himself addressed.
300-word proposals for papers
should be sent by March 1, 2014, to David Palmer, Humanities
Department, Massachusetts Maritime Academy: email@example.com.
Hungarian Journal of
Studies published near
the close of 2006 a special Arthur
Edition: Volume 11, Number 2 (2005): ISSN: 12 18-7364
that contains several new essays on Miller's work--see details in the
archive link below for Special
how to order yourself a
Journal is meanwhile looking for further submissions: Manuscripts
should conform to the latest edition of the MLA Handbook in all matters
of style (parenthetical citations keyed to a works-cited list).
on history should conform to the latest edition of the Chicago Manual
Style. All submissions should be sent together with a disk copy of the
article in Word 95 for Windows. All correspondence should be addressed
to the Editor, HJEAS, University of Debrecen, Pf. 73, Hungary 4010;
Below are photographs of Mr.
Miller from the
International Arthur Miller Conference, taken by Dr. Jeffrey Mason,
(Link to AMS
conference archive) (Link to ALA archive)
Language Association (NeMLA) convention
Harrisburg, PA, on April 3-6 2014.
Arthur Miller: An American Gadfly (sponsored by
Arthur Miller Society)
Miller Journal, St. Francis College
and David Palmer: Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
“Of Making a
One’s Own: Arthur Miller and the ‘Ideal’ Within.”
Formal Choices of An/Un-American Gadfly.”
Ithaca College: “Saint-Mamas,
the Single[Man]: False Idols in Death
of a Salesman.”
Association (ALA) convention
Arthur Miller Society panels and
Business Meeting will take place on Saturday May 24th 2014.
D. C. on May 22-25 2014
Panel One: Arthur Miller and Literary
Chair: Jan Balakian, Kean University
1. “Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman:
The Trojan Horse of Mid-20th Century Spanish Theatre,” Ramón
Espejo, University of Seville
2. “Miller’s Morality and O’Neill’s
Despair,” David Palmer, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
3. “Arthur Miller’s Self-Other Conflict
and the Influence of Ibsenesque Temporality in The Ride Down Mt.
Morgan,” Lew Livesay, Saint Peter’s University
Panel Two: The Owl and the Pussycat:
The Influence of Marilyn Monroe on Arthur Miller
Video followed by respondents and a moderated discussion
Moderator: Jan Balakian, Kean University
Respondents: Stephen Marino, St. Francis College
David Palmer, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Followed by: Arthur Miller Society Business Meeting
For information about the overall
conference check out the American
Literature Association (ALA) website (http://americanliterature.org).
|Outside the William Inge Theatre
planted a tree for each past
Honoree of the
William Inge Festival
who has passed on.
|The tree they planted in
memory right outside the
William Inge Theatre in
|Here is the plaque at the base
of the tree.
(Link to Archive)
If you are looking for a Miller expert to provide a lecture, keynote,
seminar or talkback in conjunction with a production, please contact us and we will try and put
you in touch with any scholars in your area.
RECENT FILM INFORMATION:
- Playing for
Time is released now on Blu-ray; it includes a booklet included
with a new essay from film scholar Teri Ginsberg. Check out this review.
- 23 Oct. 2013, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will be screening
the East Coast premier of Stanley Kramer's newly restored 1951 film
version of Death
of a Salesman as part of To Save and Project: The 11th
MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation at The Museum of
Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), New
York, NY. Call 212-708-9400 or check the website. The World Premiere
screening of was presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive in
the Billy Wilder Theater on August 9, 2013 as part of film series
entitled, "Champion: The Stanley Kramer Centennial," honoring the late
- MGM has released The Misfits in
Blu-Ray--a rare occurence for a
black and white movie, however, the disc sadly contains little
- All My
Sons with David Suchet and Zoe Wanamaker, is available from
Digital Theatre as a
(or to stream) for £6.99 at their website,
- Playing for
was finally released on DVD on 7th Sept. 2010. Check here
- An update on Anthony La Paglia’s A View From The Bridge.
The option rights to this will soon be expiring and La Paglia seems
ready to give up on his plans to film his performance as Eddie Carbone,
although his production team have not completely given up hope that the
rights may be extended.
- A film version
of The Ride Down Mt. Morgan,
Kassell, starring Michael Douglas--though completed, has no plans for
- A film version
of The Man Who Had All the
Luck, directed by Scott
Ellis with screenplay by Rebecca Miller, has also been shelved.
- Rebecca Miller's
Private Lives of Pippa Lee, about a woman in Connecticut heading
for a nervous breakdown after her husband leaves her for a younger
woman opened in 2009--several reports on its autobiographical aspects,
with the Alan Arkin character (older man with three marriages under his
belt) being somewhat based on Arthur Miller.
Kaufman’s 2009 movie, Synecdoche,
New York, contained
one of its central conceits, a production of Death
of a Salesman,
a deliberately young cast.
- The Sorcerer's
Apprentice (2010) with Nicholas Cage, features as a character,
an evil witch named Abigail Williams, shown in Puritan dress.
2001 movie, Plain Jane, based on
Miller's novella Homely
Girl, A Life was released in Europe in 2001 under the
title Eden, but is not
the US--the screenplay was not Miller's and there have been many
changes. Reviews were poor--so a US release is unlikely.
Enemy of the People 25 Feb.-15 March by PlayMakers Repertory
Company, Center for Dramatic Art, Chapel Hill, NC. Call 919.962.7529 or
check the website.
- Death of a
Salesman 11-21 Sept. by Insight Theatre, Heagney Theatre at
Nerinx Hall, 530 East Lockwood Avenue St. Louis, MO. Directed by Wayne
Loui, with John Contini. Call 314-556-1293 or check the website.
My Sons 29 Aug-21 Sept., by
Sierra Repertory Theatre,13891 Mono Way, Sonora, CA. Call 209-532-3120
or check the website.
- The Crucible 30
May-1 June by Teen Drama Project at Geauga Lyric Theater Guild, in GLTG
Arts Center, 106 Water Street, Chardon, OH. Directed by Angela
Miloro-Hansen. Call (440) 286-2255 or check the website.
- All My Sons 15
May-7 June in Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, London,
NW1, UK. Directed by Timothy Sheader. Check London Theatre website
for more information—booking tickets in Dec.
- The Price 10-17
May at Chesil Theatre, Chesil Street, Winchester, UK. Directed by Tom
Williams. Call 07527 471539 or check the website.
- A View from the Bridge
11 Apr.-18 Mar. by Teatro Vista, Richard Christiansen Theatre, in the
Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL (with an all-Latino cast).
Directed by Ricardo Gutierrez, with Ramon Camin, Sandra Marquez,
Ayssette Munoz, Mark Ulrich, Tommy Rivera-Vega, and Eddie Diaz.Call
(773) 599-9280 or check the website.
- A View from the Bridge
4 Apr.-7 June (opening 11 April) at Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo,
London, UK. Directed by Ivo van Hove, with Mark Strong, Nicola Walker,
Michael Gould, Emun Elliott, Phoebe Fox, and Luke Norris. Design and
Light by Jan Versweyveld. Call 020 7922 2922, or check the website.
- A View From the Bridge
(Opera) 5-13 April (Music by William Bolcom, libretto by Arnold
Weinstein and Arthur Miller) by Michigan Opera Theatre at Detroit Opera
House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit, MI. Directed by Tazewell Thompson,
conducted by Suzanne Mallare Acton, with Kim Josephson, Kiri Deonarine,
Eric Margiore, and Jonathan Lasch. Call (313) 237-SING or check the website.
- A View from the Bridge
27 Mar. 19 Apr. by Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Liverpool, UK.
Directed by Charlotte Gwinner, with Lloyd Hutchinson, Julia Ford,
Shannon Tarbet, Bruce Alexander, Andy Apollo, and Daniel Coonan. Call
0151 709 4776 or check the website.
Price 20 March-6 Apr. by New Jewish Theatre,
Marvin & Harlene Wool Studio Theatre of the JCC’s Staenberg Family
Complex, 2 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, MO. Directed by Bruce
Longworth, with Michael James Reed, Jerry Vogel, and Bobby Miller (no
relation). Call 314-442-3283 or check the website.
- The Price 15-22
March by Farnworth Little Theatre, Cross Street, Farnworth, Bolton, UK.
Directed by John O’Connell, with Peter Scofield, Pat Hill, John
Howarth, Dave Eyre. Call 0845-643-0808 or check the website.
- A View from the Bridge
19-22 March, by Penarth Operatic & Dramatic Society (PODS), at the
Paget Rooms, Penarth, Wales, UK. Call 029 2071 2260, or check the website.
- All My Sons
20 Feb.-22 March by The Watermill Theatre Bagnor, near Newbury, UK.
Directed by Douglas Rintoul, with Michael Thomas, Adam Burton, Siobhan
O'Kelly, and Jessica Turner. Designed by Hayley Grindle. Call 01635
46044 or check the website.
- All My Sons
11-15 March by Swan Theatre Amateur Company, Huntingdon Hall,
Crowngate, Worcester, UK. Directed by Tim Crowe, with Louise Broad.
Call 01905 611427 or check the website.
- All My Sons 27
Feb.-15 March by Thunder River Theatre Company, 67 Promenade,
Carbondale, Colorado. Directed and designd by Lon Winston, with Kent
Reed,Valerie Haugen, David Pulliam, Sarah Dale Payne, and Corey
Simpson. Call 970-963-8200 or check the website.
- Death of a Salesman
14 Feb.-15 March by Lyric Stage Company, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston,
MA. Directed by Spiro Veloudos, with Ken Baltin, Paula Plum, Zachary
Eisenstat, and Kelby T. Akin. Set design by Janie E. Howland. Call
617-585-5678 or check the website.
Events/News/Releases for 2014 (Link to Archive for
Arthur Miller Theater at the
University of Michigan
- Scottish Ballet is to premiere a
ballet version of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible by
Canadian choreographer Helen Picket. The Crucible
will be paired with the UK premiere of Christopher Bruce’s Ten Poems, set to a recording of 10
Dylan Thomas poems read by Welsh actor Richard Burton. The pairing will
tour Scotland in September and October 2014.
- In The Line King's Library: Al
Hirschfeld at The New York Public Library, The Library for the
Performing Arts presents the largest exhibition of Al Hirschfeld's
artwork and archival material from its collection, including cartoons
of Arthur Miller and characters from his plays. On display through
January 4, 2014, in the Library for the Performing Art's Oenslager
Gallery, the free, multimedia exhibition celebrates the Al Hirschfeld
Foundation's latest gift of Hirschfeld papers and objects to the
Library, and commemorates the 110th anniversary of his birth.
- If you would like to watch the
recent interview between the Arthur Miller Journal’s editor Steve
Marino, and playwright, David Henry Hwang (in which, among other
things, Hwang discusses his views on Miller), go to the St.
Francis College website, where there is a link to the video on the Journal’s homepage.
- 27 Dec. by Garage Theatre Group at
The Becton Theatre on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson in Teaneck, NJ,
a first reading of a new play by Thom Molyneaux: Artie, Gadge, Marilyn and HUAC.
About the friendship and connections between Arthur Miller, Elia Kazan,
Marilyn Monrow and how HUAC impacted their lives.
- Calling all those interested in joining
the Edward Albee Society, a newly formed nonprofit and an international
organization whose members will join in the exploration of
Albee’s life and works by means of historical and critical writing,
artistic performances on stage, film, television, radio and recordings,
by the amassing of historical documentation, and by publications and
conference presentations devoted to Albee and his plays. The subjects
of study shall include not only Albee and his works, but all aspects of
the American and World Theatre he has affected by his own work in
theatre as a playwright, director and producer. Furthermore the Albee
Society will support efforts that affirm the notion of drama as
literature, and encourage projects that support new dramatic work by
new playwrights, as an extension of Edward Albee’s own Playwrights
Unit, which he founded in 1963 with his producing partners Richard Barr
and Clinton Wilder. Annual membership dues are $30. (Dues and
donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.) Your dues
and donations will help us pay for our 501C3 application fee, designing
and registering our website, and our online journal, The Albee Review,
as well as other organizational costs. Members receive access to the
annual Albee Review, which
will include photos, interviews, reviews, and insightful and
provocative articles about Albee’s life and works. Members who provide
us with their e-mail address will be kept up to date on Albee-related
publications, performances, and events around the country. Please fill
out the membership form
and send it, along with a check made out to “The Edward Albee Society,”
to Dr. David A. Crespy, Department of Theatre, University of Missouri,
129 Fine Arts Building, Columbia, MO 65211.
Recent Books on Miller
- Intertextuality in
American Drama: Critical Essays on Eugene O'Neill, Susan Glaspell,
Thonton Wilder, Arthur Miller and Other Playwrights. Eds. Drew
Eisenhauer and Brenda Murphy. North Carolina and London: MacFarland,
2013. Contains two new essays on Miller.
- A Student Handbook to
the Plays of Arthur Miller: All
My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge,
Broken Glass. Ed. Enoch Brater. London: Methuen, Nov. 2013 This
contains notes created for the title plays by an assortment of leading
Miller scholars, but
not the play itself.