Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller, Elia Kazan and the Blacklist: None Without Sin

Why Arthur Miller Wrote “The Crucible”

During the tense era of McCarthyism, celebrated playwright Arthur Miller was inspired to write a drama reflecting the mass cultural and political hysteria produced when the U.S. government sought to suppress Communism and radical leftist activity in America. This time of the Red Scare affected the playwright personally. After meeting with his close friend, famed director Elia […]

Marilyn Monroe: Still Life

Marilyn and Arthur

A relationship in pictures: Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller. (All photos by Sam Shaw.) Voices: Norman Mailer, Shaw family. Marilyn Monroe: Still Life airs Sunday, August 5, 2012 on PBS (check local listings).

Arthur Miller: Private Conversations on The Set of Death of a Salesman

Career Timeline

Organizers for Students

Print out and make copies of these organizers for your students: Questions about the McCarthy Era (pdf) Rubric for Reader’s Theater (pdf) General Assessment Rubric for the Arthur Miller and Elia Kazan Exhibition (pdf)

Procedures for Teachers

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Arthur Miller: Private Conversations on The Set of Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller Biography

In the period immediately following the end of World War II, American theater was transformed by the work of playwright Arthur Miller. Profoundly influenced by the Depression and the war that immediately followed it, Miller tapped into a sense of dissatisfaction and unrest within the greater American psyche. His probing dramas proved to be both […]