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Intelligent literary play with scope for plenty o...

Won't appeal to everyone

Death of a Salesman is a play, written by the late, highly respected Arthur Miller. Miller was not a prolific playwright, and Death of a Salesman is one of his few but most famous works. The genre of the play is essentially a tragedy although not in the typical sense. Miller wanted to challenge...

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Literature at its finest, the rare tale of an anti...

Not for everyone

I originally wrote this review in 2003, and have chosen to publish it again. Death of a Salesman is a play, written by the late, highly respected Arthur Miller. Miller was not a prolific playwright, and Death of a Salesman is one of his few but most famous works. The genre of the play is...

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“Society's Flaw”

published 06/07/2007

brilliantly written, extremely moving

an intense read

‘Death of a Salesman’ was written by the playwright Arthur Miller in 1949. Although it is considered an American Classic, I had never really heard of it myself until I bought it. I only even bought it because the last time I was in New York I was trying to spend my change, and this caught my eye...

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“Just Chose the Wrong Dream!”

published 20/01/2005

So many hidden messages!

None!

Death of A Salesman is the only book by Authur Miller I have read, and I must say I was not dissapointed! When yuo have read my review I want you to go upstairs and search your books for it, and if you haven't got it go up the library and get it...but read my review first!! Now, this is the first...

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“Marilyn Monroe...”

published 01/09/2002

Plot, the clever use of characters, thought provok...

Hard to follow at times, very depressing.

... ok so I lured you here. Just an interesting fact you may not know. Arthur Miller was married to Marilyn Monroe on June 29, 1956 in White Plains Court. Also "The Misfits" was written by Miller for Monroe, and was her last completed film. Let me just admit now - "Death of a Salesman" is NOT the...

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Super

great story

chronological jumps

I studied this on my degree, and am now teaching it at A Level. I remember it being a fantastic play, but not without its difficulties. Death of a Salesman is a 1949 play by Arthur Miller. The play follows the tragic story of Willy Loman and his dysfunctional family. We meet Willy as an old man...

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Excellent

“The American Dream”

published 28/11/2005

Reads easily, even by yourself

Thats hard...there arnt any

This play was written to emphasize the state of America in New York at the time. There was the common misconception at the time that if you worked hard and had the right dreams then you could make something of yourself. The main plot of the play revolves around a man called Willy Loman. He has...

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Excellent

“Death of the dream?”

published 19/04/2004

A modern tragic hero

Is this too real?

This play is one which tends to be studied at A-level and degree and promptly forgotten. This does not do it justice. Arthur Miller is a phenomenal playwright who looks into the heart of working class America and draws from it modern tragic heroes. He brought us Eddie in A View from the Bridge...

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Excellent

“Death of a Salesman”

published 14/08/2008

Tragic story, excellent use of psychology to creat...

Not much action, more about the characters

Death of a Salesman is a pitying view of the American Dream and the effect it can have on individuals. The reader and audience follow the protagonist, Willy Loman, embark on a mental downward spiral in pursuit of the perfect American lifestyle. The play is beautifully written: the dialog and...

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Excellent

A poignant study of the failure of the american dr...

It's too widely known to be appreciated properly

I tell a lie in the title to this review... the ending has already been spoilt by the title. But this is part of the point i would argue. The shadow that is cast by the prior knowledge that Willy Loman The Salesman, is going to die, means that the emphasis is not on the plot. And yet Miller...

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Excellent

“Will willy die?”

published 25/02/2006

great novel with some great ironic comments

errr.... none?

I have read several of Arthur Miller's tales such as "the crucible" and "view from the bridge" (both good stories). His most famous work in my opinion is "Death of a Salesman". It is a play about the contemporary delusion that if you toiled hard and had the right hopes then you could achieve...

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Excellent

good,easy to read

nothing

This play is from the a prominent figure in American theatre and cinema for over 61 years, writing a wide variety of dramas, including celebrated plays such as The Crucible, All My Sons, and Death of a Salesman, which are studied and performed worldwide "THE ARTHUR MILLER".this play will surely...

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Excellent

thought -provoking, challenging and enticing

pessimistic,unrelenting

In every great piece of literature there is silent echo of great things past, and what I love about Death of a Salesman was that even though it was a new, 'realist', 'expressionist' peice of theatre in 1949 it relies so much on the classical theatre archetype that the greeks set out for us...

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Super

Very thought-provoking

Sad, and probably not everybody's cup of tea

I studied this play for my GCSE, and found that, although initially it really didn't grab me, i grew to love it. All of the characters are interesting and many are provocative, of both emotion on reading and also of discussion afterwards. You should not expect to come away from the play feeling...

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Excellent

Thoughtful, very true to life

none, it is one of the greatest plays in modern li...

This play is a tragedy depicting the life of a man with huge aspirations yet no real achievment. Arthur Miller is attacking the idea of the american dream in which men go out to explore and settle down with a family and money and the latest cars. The main character Willy Loman fits the american...

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