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Arthur Miller’s Spaces of (In)Sanity



Year of publication 2021
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The American playwright Arthur Miller (1915-2005) is best known for his early plays such as Death of a Salesman (1949), which contested the idea of the American dream and made American face the heritage of Great Depression in the midst of the general air of optimism and post-WWII growth. The playwright’s critical tone did not lose any of its edge in his later works written in 1990s. This presentation will looks specifically at Miller’s plays as a platform for an interplay between spaces (representing America) and mental disorder (the individual’s struggle withing America and with themselves). Following up the introspective techniques of visualizing internal struggle in Salesman, Miller continued in exploring a relationship between a space, a mental state, and the representation of (in) sanity in his later works such as The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1994), and most strikingly, Mr. Peters’ Connections (1998).
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