Here we provide annotated links to sites that are
related to Arthur Miller and his work (also check out the teaching
guides section at the top of our works page that offers several links
not referenced here that lend themselves specifically to teaching
several of the plays). Please write in if you know of anything useful
that we might add (please no sales sites). I try and keep these
up to date, so do let
if a link is not working or if you know to where something has been
moved: e-mail Sue
CBC interview with
Arthur Miller soon after he published In Russia. He talks about the
oppression he sees in all political systems, how he survived HUAC, and
his love of America.
short British documentary recently loaded to Youtube that covers Miller’s years
with Marilyn Monroe. Includes interviews with Miller, in which he
talks, fairly candidly, about his relationship. There are two parts. Part one. Part
2010 Apollo Theatre’s West End production All My Sons will soon be available
as a downloadable productions (or to stream) from £6.99 at the
Digital Theatre website.
Directed by Howard Davies and designed by William Dudley, with David
Suchet as Joe Keller, Zoe Wanamaker as Kate Keller, Stephen Campbell
Moore as Chris, and Jemima Rooper as Ann Deever.
Arthur Miller Trust. Only limited information, but this is from the official trust so should have up to date contact info. for performance rights and Miller's literary agent, as well as a brief bio., list of works, some major performances.
Focus. Here you can
the 1962 NBC television version of Miller's 1945 book, Focus, with James Whitmore and
Colleen Dewhurst. Miller did not write this strangely mangled
production--but an interesting adaptation nonetheless. It certainly
makes the 2001 movie version seem almost faithful, despite its altered
Old Time radio: You can listen to Orson Welles in Miller’s radio drama Thunder from the Hills. A thirty minute treat in which Welles appears to be reading all the parts.
and lessons. A fairly comprehensive
of other links here to sites that have Miller biography, and specific
on Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, All My Sons,
and A View from the Bridge—many
of these contain useful lesson plan material—especially the All
My Sons study guide for GCSE level (that would be grade 8-10 in the
US). I'm putting a link to this one on our lesson plans page too.
They keep adding, and now have a separate page for all of the material
they have gathered on The Crucible.
New York Times review of the
new Long Wharf Theatre's 2007 production of The Price. You'll need to register
with NYT to view this link.
Miller Archives: University of Delaware library Special Collections Department. Richard Hoffman-Brooklyn theater collector and bookdealer, built the Arthur Miller Collection over a period of fifty years. Contains play scripts, screenplays, photographs, correspondence, financial documents, posters, flyers, periodicals, journals, theatre programs, news clippings, and ephemera. The collection is open for research, and you can check out a list of their holdings on-line.
"The Death of Arthur Miller," where you can hear a song written to commemorate Miller's passing.
NPR's On Point: Death of a Playwright, aired the evening following Miller's death on Feb. 11th 2005. Harold Bloom, Marsha Norman, Jack Beattie and Sue Abbotson discusss Miller's legacy. Type in Arthur Miller to the search box when you link to the page to get to the interview.
A link to the BBC archives where one can hear the writer's voice when he was around 26 years of age.
General Info Charles A. Carpenter has put together an excellent resource here which gives you a descriptive chronology of Miller's plays, theatrical career, and dramatic theories , and good starter bibliographies for both primary and secondary sources. Elsewhere, the site also offers an historic overview of Western theater which allows you see where Miller comes in that timeline and development.
Audio Tapes Check out the L. A. Theater Works catalog to order audio tapes or CDs of various Miller plays. They currently have All My Sons,Broken Glass, The Crucible, View From The Bridge, The Price, and After the Fall, Incident at Vichy and keep adding to the list so check them out at their website.
Death of a Salesman This is the Eugene O'Neill Theater's site that offers a wealth of material about Death of a Salesman to go with their 1999 production of the play. Along with information on the O'Neill production, with biographies of the cast and creative team, you can access reviews of this production and key past productions, a variety of information on Miller, and study guide materials. You can even order tickets and souvenirs. On Miller they offer a fairly detailed chronology, brief bio. and biblio. of major critical works, and the script of Matthew Roudané's 1985 interview with the playwright. Under "study guide" you can access fairly lengthy excerpts of various books and articles relating to Death of a Salesman by Miller and other scholars. Study guides for students and teachers, and transcripts of on-line chats with Miller and Brian Dennehy. All told, one of the most useful sites on Miller currently on the web.
Salesman Concordances SADLY NO LONGER WORKS--if you know where this can be accessed again, please let us know. Did you know the name Willy is spoken 128 times in the play, but Linda only 22? This is a database with all of the acting dialogue (N.B. none of the stage directions etc.) from Death of a Salesman in a full concordance format in which every wors is indexed and connected to its textual context. You can see alphabetical word lists, frequency of words, and the text of the acting dialogue. A little confusing at first to navigate, but an interesting research tool once you get the hang of it..
General Miller Info. This site offers a very brief five-paragraph biography by Malcolm Goldstein. A very basic introduction--doesn't even mention half the plays and is especially sketchy on recent years. The bibliography lists the obvious, and less than half of the links actually work. Of those that do, the most useful is the one to the Internet Movie Database http://us.imdb.com/, which gives production details of a number of TV and film projects at home and abroad, along with some fun trivia. Others include audio files of clips from The Crucible, a review of a 1995 theater production of The Crucible, a sketchy interview that appeared on Mr. Showbiz, and a 1988 New York Times article by Richard Bernstein on Kazan and Miller.
Curtain Up. Curtain Up offers an interesting site which is easy to navigate. It gives some basic background to Miller, but, most importantly, a whole collection of reviews of recent productions of Miller's plays in New York and Williamstown, MA and they keep adding. A useful study tool.
The Crucible Historian Margo Burns tries to separate the fact from the fiction in Miller's play, pointing out historical details which differ from Miller's artistic recreation of events. This is part of an historical site with an interest in 17th century colonist New England. Burns lists historical inaccuracies in The Crucible, and points to resources where these details can be confirmed. She ends by asking some interesting questions regarding how inaccurate historical recreations (often created in the name of art) might impact the historical awareness of the reader/viewer.
HUAC Info. A British site which offers a sketchy biography of Miller, with an emphasis on the HUAC years, offering links to further pages on key terms and on those involved. Nice photograph of Miller with Kazan.
Basic Info. Offers a basic biography of Miller into the 1960s (interspersed with quotes from Miller's writing), as well as a selected bibliography and a list of primary titles (ignore the reference to GILLBURY, 1993--it must be a misprint of one of the working titles for Broken Glass--Gellburg.)
Reference Guide. Offers links to pages on Miller and Kazan, America in the 1950s, and the Arthur Miller edition of American Drama (see above). Also a brief list of main primary works (up to 1994), and a very selected bibliography, with separate sections on Death of a Salesman and The Crucible. There is a brief comparison of Willy Loman and John Proctor by Robert Hogan, and a couple of study questions. Maybe useful as a first step for high schoolers.
Death of a
Kind of like a pared down Coles Notes, with the added possibility of
this from the homework online group and is definitely
to new students of the play. They give a summary and explanation
of the play, brief analyses of the main characters, discussions of
motifs, and structure, with a few key quotes and a very short page on
They also provide a forum for readers to post questions and answers on
the play (although I find the Catharton groups on this more user
There is also a store to buy copies of the play, videos, notes etc.
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