This post will explore the ways in which family can be seen as the most fundamental concern in All My Sons for my student audience, and seek to extrapolate some general concept-teaching principles for my fellow practitioners (if any). 1,175 more words
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This week I picked up some more freelance work writing revision questions for GCSE and A Level English Literature students. It’s meant that I’ve ventured back in to reading some classics and top of my list of where to start was Arthur Miller’s… 180 more words
Had he not died in 2005, the celebrated American playwright Arthur Miller would have celebrated his 100th birthday in October. Across the country there have been a plethora of Miller tributes, all demonstrating his brilliance and longevity as a playwright. 1,091 more words
Appropriately, there’s a haunting of houses this week in two wildly contrasting evenings of theatre.
In Théâtre Jean-Duceppe’s Ils étaient tous mes fils (the French version of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons), the memory of a young airman missing in action hovers over the suburban idyll of a successful businessman and his family. 576 more words
Three actors skim through their highlighted scripts as they prepare to perform together for the first time. They laugh and joke as they ease into their scene, but once they find their groove, they quickly transform into the emotional and honest characters of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons.” 884 more words