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Die soziale Wirklichkeit in Arthur Millers Death of a salesman. - Freiburg/Schweiz: Universitätsverl. 1970. 129 S. 8°

Die soziale Wirklichkeit in Arthur Millers Death of a salesman. - Freiburg/Schweiz: Universitätsverl. 1970. 129 S. 8°

  • Author: Wolfgang Rössle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 129
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Death of a Salesman: Der Mythos des Erfolgs in der Kritik

Death of a Salesman: Der Mythos des Erfolgs in der Kritik

  • Author: Lydia Prexl
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3640411919
  • Category:
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 1,3, Universitat Mannheim, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Nur wenige Theaterstucke haben so viel Aufmerksamkeit und Lob geerntet wie Arthur Millers Death of a Salesman. 1949 im Morosco Theatre in New York uraufgefuhrt, wur-de das Drama noch im selben Jahr mit dem Pulitzer Preis, dem Tony Award und dem New York Drama Critics' Circle Award ausgezeichnet und feiert seither weltweit Erfol-ge. So zahlt Death of a Salesman heute zu den wichtigsten Klassikern der amerikani-schen Literatur und gilt als eines der bedeutendsten Meisterwerke in der Theaterge-schichte. Death of a Salesman zeigt die letzten vierundzwanzig Stunden im Leben des Willy Loman, einem Handlungsreisenden, der sein ganzes Dasein dem Erfolgsmythos des amerikanischen Traums verschrieben hat und vergeblich versucht, jenen Mythos von materiellem Reichtum und sozialer Anerkennung zu verwirklichen. Nach Zerwurfnissen mit seinem Vorgesetzten und seinem altesten Sohn muss er jedoch erkennen, dass er als Vater und Vertreter gescheitert ist und nimmt sich das Leben. Insofern fangt das Stuck jene dramatischen Momente im Leben des Protagonisten ein, die ihn mit seinem Scheitern konfrontieren und in den Selbstmord treiben. [...] Eine Polarisierung der soziopolitischen und psychologischen Dimension verkennt je-doch die fundamentale Bedeutung des amerikanischen Traums. Als soziokulturelles Produkt bildet der Mythos die Grundlage, auf der sich Willys psychische Struktur entfal-tet: "(T)he American dream serves as the 'ore' from which Willy fashions the ideological armor he uses to disguise and deny his psychological problems and those of his family in order to escape the existential inwardness that such a self-awareness would force upon him." Gleichzeitig schafft der Traum ein Umfeld des Leistungs- und Erwartungs-drucks, welches insbesondere fur Menschen mit einem labilen Selbstwertgefuhl prob-lematisch wird. Aus diesem Grund hat Willys Schei

Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

  • Author: Arthur Miller
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 147422556X
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 192
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Death of a Salesman is Miller's tragic masterpiece and one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1949, the play remains a classic work of literature and drama that is studied and performed around the world. This critical edition offers a wealth of authoritative and helpful commentary by one of the leading international Miller scholars. Prepared in consultation with the author's estate, it is the definitive edition of the work. Willy Loman is an ageing travelling salesman haunted and driven by empty dreams of prosperity and success. Justly celebrated as one of the most famous dramatisations of the failure of the American Dream, the play's moral and political purpose is perfectly counterbalanced by a powerful and moving human drama of a man trying to make his way in the world and of the human flaws that lead to the shattering of his family and of their idol. This Student Edition features an extensive introduction by Enoch Brater which makes it the perfect edition for students of literature and drama. It includes a chronology of Miller's life and times; a summary of the plot, commentary on the characters, themes, language and context, a production history of the play and questions for further study.

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

  • Author: Peter L. Hays
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1441119337
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 128
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Every day, in some part of the world, an Arthur Miller play is performed.In the nearly 60 years since its first production, the Pulitzer Prizewinning Death of a Salesman has been become a classic, a staple of school anthologies of American literature and of acting companies' repertoires. It has received worldwide productions, whether as a study of parent-child relationships, as in its landmark 1976 production directed by Miller in Beijing, or as a critique of Western capitalism and has been filmed once for television and twice for movies.

Arthur Miller: Death of a salesman

Arthur Miller: Death of a salesman

text and criticism

  • Author: Arthur Miller
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 426
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Death of A Salesman

Death of A Salesman

  • Author: Harold Bloom
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 1438114486
  • Category: Electronic books
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Discusses the writing of Death of a salesman by Arthur Miller. Includes critical essays on the play and a brief biography of the author.

Miller: Death of a Salesman

Miller: Death of a Salesman

  • Author: Brenda Murphy
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521478656
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 246
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The first critical history of one of American theatre's most famous plays, Death of a Salesman.

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

  • Author: Eric Sterling
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 904202450X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 185
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Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, the third volume in the Dialogue series, covers six major and controversial topics dealing with Miller's classic play. The topics include feminism and the role of women in the drama, the American Dream, business and capitalism, the significance of technology, the legacy that Willy leaves to Biff, and Miller's use of symbolism. The authors of the essays include prominent Arthur Miller scholars such as Terry Otten and the late Steven Centola as well as young, emerging scholars. Some of the essays, particularly the ones written by the emerging scholars, tend to employ literary theory while the ones by the established scholars tend to illustrate the strengths of traditional criticism by interpreting the text closely. It is fascinating to see how scholars at different stages of their academic careers approach a given topic from distinct perspectives and sometimes diverse methodologies. The essays offer insightful and provocative readings ofDeath of a Salesman in a collection that will prove quite useful to scholars and students of Miller's most famous play.

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

  • Author: Harold Bloom
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
  • ISBN: 9780791093023
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 169
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A critical overview of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play features the writings of Christopher Bigsby, Frank Ardolino, Terry Otten, and other scholars.

Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller, Updated Edition

Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller, Updated Edition

  • Author: Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 1438113803
  • Category:
  • Page: 178
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A critical overview of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play features the writings of Christopher Bigsby, Frank Ardolino, Terry Otten, and other scholars.

Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller

  • Author: Brenda Murphy
  • Publisher: Salem PressInc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 340
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Collects fifteen essays critically analyzing the work, examining such subjects as literary Naturalism, Miller's treatment of women and gender, and the nature of tragedy in the play.

Individuum und Gesellschaft in Death of a Salesman und All my sons

Individuum und Gesellschaft in Death of a Salesman und All my sons

  • Author: Silke Nufer
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3638139883
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 28
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2001 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 2, Universität zu Köln (Englisches Seminar Uni Köln), Veranstaltung: Arthur Miller, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Arthur Miller zählt zu einem der bedeutendsten Vertretern des amerikanischen Nachkriegstheaters. Miller will sich selbst als Gesellschafts- und Zeitkritiker verstanden wissen. Arthur Miller schwebt ein neues social drama vor, welches nicht nur die gesellschaftliche Unfreiheit und Determiniertheit des Subjekts analysiert und erkennt, sondern außerdem dazu in der Lage ist, zu hinterfragen: Was ist eine mögliche Quelle für gesellschaftliche Wertestandards? Welche Formen des gesellschaftlichen Zusammenlebens sind dazu geeignet, ein Gefühl von Sinnerfülltheit und Selbstrespekt zu schaffen? Das dem griechischen Drama zugrundeliegende Menschenbild, in welchem das Individuum mit seiner sozialen Rolle einen festen Bestandteil der antiken polis darstellt- hilft Miller bei der Fundierung seines Humanismus. Der Mensch steht im Mittelpunkt. In seinen social plays legt Miller sein Augenmerk vor allem auf die Gesellschaft als eine dynamische Entität und auf die Vielzahl von Individuen. Diese konstituieren eine Gesellschaft, in der sie agieren und auf der anderen Seite reagieren. Zur Existenz als Individuum gehört die Identität des Einzelnen. Auf die Problematik der Identitätsfindung und des Identitätverlustes wird am Beispiel der Protagonisten von All my sons und Death of a Salesman eingegangen. Bei dieser Untersuchung ist die Rolle der Familie nicht unerheblich, denn Miller bedient sich bei der Figurenkonstellation in vieler seiner Stücke einer Familie. In der amerikanischen Gesellschaft spielt insbesondere der Mythos des American Dream eine wichtige Rolle. Auch Miller greift diesen Mythos in seinen Dramen auf, jedoch verdeutlicht er in seiner Rolle als Gesellschaftskritiker auch dessen Schattenseiten. Der Schwerpunkt dieser Arbeit soll auf einer soziologischen, psychologischen und gesellschaftskritischen Betrachtung der Stücke All my sons und Death of a Salesman liegen. [...]

Understanding Death of a Salesman

Understanding Death of a Salesman

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

  • Author: Brenda Murphy,Susan C. W. Abbotson
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313304026
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 226
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Studies the play in context of its time and cultural background

Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

  • Author: Iain Sinclair
  • Publisher: Insight Publications
  • ISBN: 192141183X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 68
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Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.

Miller Plays: 1

Miller Plays: 1

All My Sons; Death of a Salesman; The Crucible; A Memory of Two Mondays; A View from the Bridge

  • Author: Arthur Miller
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408111306
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 448
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Volume one in Methuen Drama's series of the definitive works of Arthur Miller.

Twentieth century interpretations of Death of a salesman

Twentieth century interpretations of Death of a salesman

a collection of critical essays

  • Author: Helene Koon
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 115
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Essays examine the themes, structure, social significance, artistic influences, and historical background of Arthur Miller's classic drama

After the Death of a Salesman

After the Death of a Salesman

Business Trips to Hell

  • Author: Roger Rapoport
  • Publisher: RDR Books
  • ISBN: 9781571430625
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 201
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Dedicated to the memory of the late Willy Loman, this tribute to the corporate warriors of the road, the travelling salesmen, offers a humorous view of everything they didn't want to tell you at business school.

Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

  • Author: Gerald Clifford Weales
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
  • ISBN: 9780140247732
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 426
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The tragedy of a typical American--a salesman who at the age of sixty-three is faced with what he cannot face; defeat and disillusionment.

Philip Allan Literature Guide

Philip Allan Literature Guide

Death of a Salesman

  • Author: Arthur Miller,Anne Crow
  • Publisher: Hodder Education
  • ISBN: 9781444121582
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 92
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Written by experienced A-level examiners and teachers who know exactly what students need to succeed, and edited by a chief examiner, Philip Allan Literature Guides are invaluable study companions for senior students with exam-specific advice to help you to get the grade you need. This full colour guide includes: - detailed scene summaries and sections on themes, characters, form, structure, language and contexts - a dedicated 'Working with the text' section on how to write about texts for coursework and controlled assessment and how to revise for exams - Taking it further boxes on related books, film adaptations and websites - Pause for thought boxes to get you thinking more widely about the text - Task boxes to test yourself on transformation, analysis, research and comparison activities - Top 10 quotes