Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1915-10-17
Death 2005-02-10
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

American playwright and novelist.

From the description of Collection, 1936-1979. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34363746

From the description of Manuscripts, 1952-1953. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122412075

From the description of Arthur Miller collection, 1936-1979. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 66895316

Arthur Miller, playwright.

From the description of The crucible : screenplay, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122627137

From the description of The ride down Mount Morgan: typescript, 1998. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122570473

Author.

From the description of Reminiscences of Arthur Miller : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86131543

American dramatist, writer, and essayist Arthur Miller (1915-2005) is considered a pioneer of expressionistic realism in post-World War II American theater.

During the late 1940s and early 1950s, Miller's stage plays began receiving a number of awards, including the Drama Critics' Circle Awards, 1947, for All My Sons, and 1949, for Death of a Salesman; Tony Awards, 1947, for All My Sons, 1949, for Death of a Salesman, and 1953, for The Crucible; Donaldson Awards, 1947, for All My Sons, 1949, for Death of a Salesman, and 1953, for The Crucible; Pulitzer Prize for drama, 1949, for Death of a Salesman. Frequently cited as one of the central works of twentieth-century American drama, Death of a Salesman remains Miller's best known work.

Miller's life was affected by his marriage to the actress Marilyn Monroe, whom he wed in 1956. The public attention that surrounded the couple combined with Monroe's troubled fame proved difficult for Miller. However, his script for The Misfits (1961), based on a short story he first published in Esquire magazine in 1957, was written with Monroe in mind and reveals the admirable qualities he saw in her. The couple divorced in 1961.

Miller has received many honors for his writing, including an Obie Award, two New York Drama Critics' Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Tony Awards, the Pulitzer Prize (1949), the American Academy of Arts and Letters gold medal (1959), a John F. Kennedy Award for Lifetime Achievement (1984), the Jerusalem Prize (2003), and many other honors.

"Arthur Miller." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Biography In Context). http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/bic1/ (accessed May 1, 2013)

From the guide to the The Misfits : dialogue continuity and cutting continuity, 1961 January 10, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Dramatists, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • Motion picture plays, American--20th century
  • Witchcraft--History--17th century--Drama
  • American drama--20th century
  • Depressions--1929
  • Drama
  • Hysteria (Social psychology)--Drama
  • Continuity (Motion pictures, television, etc.)--20th century
  • Old age
  • Families--Drama
  • Fanaticism--Drama
  • Theater
  • Booksellers and bookselling--Correspondence
  • Trials (Witchcraft)--Drama
  • Persecution--Drama
  • Film adaptations
  • Illegal aliens--Drama
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Playwriting
  • Man-woman relationships--Drama
  • Theater--Political aspects
  • Motion picture plays
  • Stevedores--Drama
  • Motion picture plays--Editing--20th century
  • Italian American drama
  • Witchcraft--Drama
  • Dramatists--Interviews
  • Theatrical producers and directors

Occupations:

  • Playwrights
  • Dramaticsts
  • Screenwriters
  • Dramatists, American
  • Authors, American

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  • Roxbury, CT, US
  • United States, 00, US
  • Harlem, NY, US