Why Death of a Salesman is as relevant today as it ever was
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A prodigious figure in the history of theatre, Arthur Miller is one of America’s most prominent playwrights. Much is owed to the author whose portfolio of works includes seismic works such as The Crucible and A View from the Bridge. His legacy remains visible today with many of his plays still being performed across the world. Arguably his greatest work, Death of a Salesman is a play which is still full of resonance. Set in New York at the end of the 1940s, it tells of Willy Loman, an elderly salesman, as he struggles to cope with the changing climate in a post-war America. The play details both Willy’s current predicament and flashes back to crucial episodes from his past which now, very much inform his present.
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