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

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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 […]

Eugene O’Neill: A Glory of Ghosts

About Eugene O’Neill

Eugene O’Neill was one of the greatest playwrights in American history. Through his experimental and emotionally probing dramas, he addressed the difficulties of human society with a deep psychological complexity. O’Neill’s disdain for the commercial realities of the theater world he was born into led him to produce works of importance and integrity. Born in […]

The Education of Gore Vidal

Filmmaker Interview – Producer Matt Kapp and Director Deborah Dickson

American Masters presents a conversation between VIDAL producer Matt Kapp and director Deborah Dickson. Matt Kapp: How did Gore interact with the camera during the course of production? Deborah Dickson: Frankly, Gore loves being filmed. After all, his childhood hero was Mickey Rooney and he has always harbored a passion to be a movie star. […]

The Education of Gore Vidal