Death of a Salesman PDF - Overview
Death of a Salesman is stage play written by American playwright Arthur Miller in 1949, The play premiered on Broadway in February 1949, running for 742 performances. It is a two-act tragedy set in 1940s New York told through a montage of memories, dreams, and arguments of the protagonist Willy Loman, a travelling salesman who is disappointed with his life, and appears to be slipping into senility.
Death of a Salesman play contains a variety of themes, such as the American Dream, the anatomy of truth, and infidelity. It explores the psychological chaos of the protagonist, and the capitalist society’s impact on his life. It won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. It is considered by some critics to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th century.
Death of a Salesman
Contents of Death of a Salesman
- Introduction by Christopher Bigsby
- Act One
- Act Two
- Willy Loman
- The Woman
- Uncle Ben
- Howard Wagner
- Miss Forsythe
The action takes place in Willy Loman’s house and yard and in various places he visits in the New York and Boston of today. New York premiere February 10, 1949.