Miller Plays: 6: Broken Glass; Mr Peters' Connections; Resurrection Blues; Finishing The Picture

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A&C Black, Jan 29, 2009 - Drama - 263 pages
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Miller Plays: 6 is the final volume in Methuen Drama's acclaimed series of work by Arthur Miller who, during his lifetime, was acknowledged as 'the greatest American dramatist of our age' (Evening Standard). Featuring two plays from the 1990s and his final two plays (2002 and 2004), it is the first ever publication of Miller's final play, Finishing the Picture. Inspired by his experience during the filming of The Misfits withhis then wife Marilyn Monroe, the play was completed and produced atthe Goodman Theatre, Chicago, just months before the playwright's deathin Feburary 2005.

Broken Glass (1994) is set in Brooklyn in 1938 andintertwines a woman's obsession with the news from Germany thatgovernment thugs are smashing Jewish stores, with her strangerelationship with her husband. 'It balances private lives with publicmorality. . . it is also an amazingly full-blooded piece, bursting with pain and passion.' (Daily Telegraph). Mr Peter's Connections(1998) is an unforgettable journey through one man's mind at a time ofsuspended consciousness, where the living and dead intermingle in hismemory. Resurrection Blues is Miller's astonishing black comedyset in a South American banana republic, that satirises global politicsand the predatory nature of a media-saturated culture.

The volume also features a chronology of the writer's work and an introduction by Enoch Brater, professor of English Literature at the University of Michigan.

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Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was arguably the most important playwright of

the twentieth century whose oeuvre includes novels, screenplays, essays

and an autobiography. Six volumes of his plays and a volume of his

theatre essays are published by Methuen Drama.

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