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Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman: Bloom's Notes Paperback – Nov 1995


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  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Pub (T) (November 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0791036812
  • ISBN-13: 978-0791036815
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 14.6 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 91 g
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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The 1953 radio production of Arthur Miller's masterpiece, Death of a Salesman, with Thomas Mitchell and Arthur Kennedy, gets the Broadway treatment by Elia Kazan (who premiered the play). It was a sensation to audiences in 1949 and continues to move with its mix of cynical satire, realism and pathos. - Robert Giddings, Tribune Magazine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

About the Author

Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was arguably the greatest American playwright of the twentieth century. Six volumes of his plays and a volume of his theatre essays are published by Methuen Drama. Enoch Brater is Professor of English and Theater, University of Michigan and series editor of Methuen Drama's series of scholarly editions of Miller's plays. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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By Barbara Nardo on Jan. 12 2015
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The audio does not follow the script.

Entire sections are missing. Very ineffective for teaching as the students cannot follow along.

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Arthur Miller's Magnum Opus. Jan. 22 2015
By Mr. Math Expert - Published on Amazon.com
Death of a Salesman is a well-written tragedy by Arthur Miller and is leagues better than his other play called All My Sons. The older play is more artificial in language while the other play is more real, honest, and human. However, in both plays, Arthur takes the easy way out by having the father to commit suicide. It's cheap for him to do that in All My Sons, but in Death of a Salesman it makes sense. Pretty much, Willy is a blue collar working man who tries his best with his sons, but they don't seem to appreciate it and have turned into thieves, womanizers, and pathological liars. The wife and the mother of the two boys is hopeful, chooses to see and hear what she wants to see and hear, and understands his husband's problems. That's why she can't make her two boys to see the world the way she sees it. In the end, Willy isn't the loser, but the two boys definitely are because the meaning of hard work is lost on them. Nobody said life is easy. It has been something that many high schoolers don't understand until they graduate, go out in the real world, and fend for themselves. Then, five years later, most of them have wished that they were back in high school again because they had it so easy. Tough luck. All in all, if there is a reason why Arthur Miller is a great playwright, look no further than Death of a Salesman.
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Great commentary with the actual play Nov. 23 2014
By movielover - Published on Amazon.com
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Unlike other guides with commentary, this one contains the entire play, Death of a Salesman. And, even better, the commentary was insightful and professional. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for commentary combined with actual content.
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Good condition. March 31 2014
By Kimberly Cooper - Published on Amazon.com
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Good condition when I recieved it. Got the book just when I needed it. A little bit of writing but not distracting.
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CD Audio - Death of a Salesman Aug. 2 2010
By Lynnod - Published on Amazon.com
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Seller sent me the audio CD very quickly - I was concerned since there was no expedited shipping - my son had to listen/read this for his AP English and we were driving home from vacation
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Five Stars Nov. 23 2014
By Erick - Published on Amazon.com
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great product fast shipping


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