Posts Tagged: Arthur Miller
One thing that has become clearer and clearer in recent years is that violent extremisms are not created in a vacuum, but rather by human beings whose moral thresholds have been altered, often by resistance to societies that are failing them.
Ten years after his death in 2005, Arthur Miller’s centenary proved a bumper year for productions of his work, and not all of it the old familiars.
The Los Angeles Review of Books shares an adapted essay of a lecture Professor Murray Biggs gave last December to the Baltimore Arts Seminar on Arthur Miller’s centenary....more
There is a great interview over at BuzzFeed Books with George Saunders in which he discusses Arthur Miller’s Timebends and what he believes the purpose of art is.
I also found myself really excited by Miller’s basic assumptions about art: It’s important, it is supposed to change us, it’s not supposed to be trivial or merely clever, it’s one human being trying to urgently communicate with another.
“Drugs won’t do the writing for you, but steroids can take a monologue that would have gone to the warning track and knock it out of the park.”
Apparently steroids are not just reserved for the athletic. At The Morning News, Kevin Guilfoile exposes the world of doping playwrights, especially Arthur Miller who had a serious dependence on Deca Durabolin....more