Arthur Miller is regarded as one of the most important playwrights of the twentieth century and this Companion provides an introduction to this influential dramatist. In addition to analyses of Miller's plays, fiction and contributions to film, his work is placed within the context of the social and political climate of the time. In the past twenty years Miller has written a host of new plays, and the Companion examines these works. It also contains a detailed chronology of Miller's work and illustrations from important productions.
The tradition of social drama: Miller and his forebears / Brenda Murphy The early plays / Christopher Bigsby All my sons / Steven R. Centola Death of a salesman and the poetics of Arthur Miller / Matthew C. Roudané Conscience and community in An enemy of the people and The crucible / Thomas P. Adler A view from the bridge / Albert Wertheim The Holocaust, the Depression, and McCarthyism: Miller in the sixties / Janet N. Balakian Miller's 1970s "power" plays / William W. Demastes Miller in the eighties / Jane Schlueter Miller in the nineties / Christopher Bigsby Arthur Miller and the cinema / R. Barton Palmer Arthur Miller's fiction / Malcolm Bradbury Critic, criticism, critics / Stephen Barker Arthur Miller: a bibliographic essay / Susan Haedicke