Arthur Miller’s Century: Essays Celebrating the 100th Birthday of America’s Great Playwright now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Arthur Miller’s Century: Essays Celebrating the 100th Birthday of America’s Great Playwright, edited by Stephen Marino.
Arthur Miller was one of the major American dramatists of the twentieth century, clearly ranking with other truly great American playwrights, including Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, and Edward Albee. The centennial of Miller’s birth in New York City on October 17, 1915 was celebrated around the world with a panoply of staged productions, theatrical events, media documentaries, and academic conferences.
This collection includes eclectic essays from Miller scholars who provide detailed discussions of text and performance, of Miller as a political and cultural figure, and of his connection to other playwrights. The contributions explore the trajectory of Miller’s career, his most famous and frequently produced works, such as Death of a Salesman and The Crucible, the dramas of his later career, and his fiction. The collection appeals to a broad American and international audience and a cross-section of readers, including undergraduates, graduates, emerging scholars, drama and theatre specialists, as well as theatre-goers who flock to revivals of Miller’s plays.
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About the Editor
Stephen Marino teaches at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, and is the founding editor of The Arthur Miller Journal and former president of the Arthur Miller Society. His work on Arthur Miller has appeared in many journals and essay collections. He is the editor of “The Salesman Has a Birthday”: Essays Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and the author of A Language Study of Arthur Miller’s Plays, The Poetic in the Colloquial. He is the editor of the Methuen critical student edition of A View from the Bridge. His interviews with the celebrated actress Joan Copeland, Arthur Miller’s sister; Miller’s biographer, Christopher Bigsby; and the playwright, David Henry Hwang have appeared in the Arthur Miller Journal. His most recent book, Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman / The Crucible A Reader’s Guide to Essential Criticism, was published in 2015. He chaired the Arthur Miller Centennial Conference at St. Francis College in Brooklyn in October 2015.