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Celebrating 100 Years of Arthur Miller

Oct 20, 2015

More than a decade after his death, Arthur Miller’s plays continue to resonate with readers and audiences across the world. This October marks his 100th birthday, and theaters from Los Angeles to London are staging Miller productions in celebration of his centennial.  

This hour, we reflect on Miller's career, which spanned seven decades and yielded such classics as "Death of a Salesman" and "The Crucible." We also learn a bit about his personal life -- including his years as a resident of Roxbury, Connecticut. 

Event Info:

Arthur Miller’s "Broken Glass" is playing at the Westport Country Playhouse now thru October 24, 2015.

GUESTS:

  • Mark Lamos - Artistic director of the Westport Country Playhouse
  • Dr. Susan Abbotson - Professor of Modern and Contemporary Drama, English Department Rhode Island College; past president of the Arthur Miller Society; author of Critical Companion to Arthur Miller : A Literary Reference to His Life And Work and Understanding Death of a Salesman : A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents
  • Donald Connery - Author of Guilty Until Proven Innocent, a book about the Peter Reilly murder case

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Colin McEnroe, Lydia Brown, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.