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"A View from the Bridge" Arthur Miller

"A View from the Bridge" By Arthur Miller

"A View from the Bridge" by Arthur Miller


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A View from the Bridge is the story of Eddie Carbone and his tragic betrayal of his community's moral code. This definitive critical edition of the play features a comprehensive commentary together with notes and questions prepared by one of the leading international Miller experts in consultation with the author's estate.

"A View from the Bridge" Summary

"A View from the Bridge" by Arthur Miller

This Student Edition of A View from the Bridge is perfect for students of literature and drama and offers an unrivalled guide to Miller's play. It features an extensive introduction by Steve Marino which includes: a chronology of Miller's life and times; a summary of the plot and commentary on the characters, themes, language, context and production history of the play. Together with over twenty questions for further study and detailed notes on words and phrases from the text, this is the definitive edition of the play. Set among Italian-Americans on the Brooklyn waterfront, A View from the Bridge is the story of longshoreman Eddie Carbone. When his wife's cousins arrive as illegal immigrants from Italy, he is honoured to take them into his house. But when his niece begins to fall in love with one of them Eddie grows increasingly suspicious, eventually precipitating his violation of the moral and cultural codes of his community and leading to the play's tragic finale. With its examination of the themes of sexuality, responsibility, betrayal and vengeance, the play is vintage Miller and a modern classic.

"A View from the Bridge" Reviews

'The uniform structure and consistent approach eveident in these [first] four volumes make them readable and accessible to students and scholars alike and guarantee that these editions will certainly persist as invaluable tools for those who both enjoy Miller as a dramatist and study him as a significant social and American spokesperson.' The Arthur Miller Journal, fall 2010 'The fascination of A View from the Bridge lies in its terrific psycho-dramatics and psycho-dynamics, its cult of the theatre of embarrassment.' Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard, 6.2.09 'A fine play, in which Miller shows us that an emotionally inarticulate longshoreman can be a tragic hero.' Michael Billington, Guardian, 5.2.09 'What lifts this play from being melodrama...is the ancient form of tragedy, the relentless twisting of the rope, the reduction of options, the closing of doors, the receeding of hope until the release of the final catharsis. And Miller's language, which is flexible and sinewy enough to shine through the slackest jaw... This is one of the handful of great American dramas. It is a brilliant and majestic play.' A.A. Gill, Sunday Times, 8.2.09 'This is one of the great plays. The title alone has a strange magic. Its poise, its banality, its suggestiveness.' Lloyd Evans, Spectator, 14.2.09 'In A View from the Bridge, [Miller] created one of the greatest roles in modern theatre, Eddie Carbone, a rough but decent Brooklyn longshoreman who betrays his principles because of the almost incestuous love he feels for his orphaned niece.' Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 6.2.09 '...the sheer grip of this great drama on audiences shows how successful Miller was, both in honouring a certain time and place in American history, and in transcending it, to create a tragedy of almost unlimited weight and resonance.' Joyce McMillan, Scotsman, 21.1.11

About Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was arguably the most important playwright of the twentieth century whose oeuvre includes novels, screenplays, essays and an autobiography. Six volumes of his plays and a volume of his theatre essays are published by Methuen Drama. Steve Marino is Professor of English at Saint Francis College, Brooklyn, N.Y, and President of the Arthur Miller Society.

Additional information

GOR003840772
9781408108406
1408108402
"A View from the Bridge" by Arthur Miller
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2010-04-30
160
N/A
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