Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist. He was a prominent figure in American theatre, writing dramas that include plays such as All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), and A View from the Bridge (one-act, 1955; revised two-act, 1956).
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By whatever means it is accomplished, the prime business of a play is to arouse the passions of its audience so that by the route of passion may be opened up new relationships between a man and men, a...Arthur Miller (b. 1915), U.S. dramatist. Collected Plays, introduction, sct. 7 (1958).
My conception of the audience is of a public each member of which is carrying about with him what he thinks is an anxiety, or a hope, or a preoccupation which is his alone and isolates him from mankin...Arthur Miller (b. 1915), U.S. dramatist. Collected Plays, sect. 2, introduction (1958).
''All my energy and attention were devoted to trying to help her solve her problems. Unfortunately I didn't have much success.''Arthur Miller (b. 1915), U.S. dramatist. International Herald Tribune (Paris, Aug. 5, 1992).
''A small man can be just as exhausted as a great man.''Arthur Miller (b. 1915), U.S. dramatist. Linda, in Death of a Salesman, act 1 (1949). Referring to her husband Willy Loman.