Salesman in Beijing

Salesman in Beijing

Arthur Miller / Aug 03, 2020
Salesman in Beijing The playwright describes his experiences in China directing a local production of his play Death of a Salesman
  • Title: Salesman in Beijing
  • Author: Arthur Miller
  • ISBN: 9780670616015
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The playwright describes his experiences in China directing a local production of his play, Death of a Salesman.
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    About "Arthur Miller"

      • Arthur Miller

        Arthur Asher Miller was an American playwright and essayist He was a prominent figure in American literature and cinema for over 61 years, writing a wide variety of plays, including celebrated plays such as The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, All My Sons, and Death of a Salesman, which are still studied and performed worldwide Miller was often in the public eye, most famously for refusing to give evidence against others to the House Un American Activities Committee, being the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama among other awards, and for marrying Marilyn Monroe At the time of his death, Miller was considered one of the greatest American playwrights.


    1. Going in, I think I was expecting something analytical, philosophical Miller goes there occasionally, but mostly this remains his raw, day to day thoughts on his personal experiences directing a cross cultural production, and it s the better book for that It was fascinating watching his prejudices shift and unravel as the grueling rehearsal schedule draws the cast and crew all closer together There s a fair amount of humor, too, both in the inherent irony of producing a play about the impossib [...]

    2. This book gives a detailed description of Arthur Miller s experience directing his play, Death of a Salesman That alone would make it worth reading The fact that he is directing Chinese actors in Chinese with assistance from interpreters , in 1983 early on in the new Chinese national policy of openness, makes it a must read for anyone from the West with theatrical connections or aspirations in China His insights and assessments of the actors are penetratingly compassionate as they and he struggl [...]

    3. Mesmerizing, meticulous diary kept by Miller during the production of Death of a Salesman in China, with endless individual details about the experience, and about China in the early 1980s Fascinating even if you are not a fan of the play I am, but not everyone is.

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