Arthur Miller (1915-2005) - American play writer He continued the realistic tradition adding some expressionistic elements
Presented ordinary characters under extraordinary pressure,
Combined in his works social awareness with deep insights into personal weakness of his characters.
“Death of a Salesman”
“The Crucible” - 1953 - written in response to Senator McCarthy against supposed communist sympathizers
Contained the obvious political criticisms but was also “a self contained play about a terrible period in American history”.
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