Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Thoughts on Death of a Salesman

"It is time. I think, that we who are without kings, took up this bright thread [tragedy] of our history and followed it to the only place it can possibly lead in our time-the heart and spirit of the average man"

"There is no limit to the expansion of the audience imagination so long as the play's internal logic is kept inviolate. It is not true that conventionalism is demanded. They will move with you anywhere, they will believe right into the moon so long as you believe who tell them this tale. We are at the beginning of many explosions of form. They are waiting for wonders."

"Not all the cameras in Christendom nor all the tricky lights will move us one step closer to a better understanding of ourselves, but only, as it always was, the truly written word, the profoundly felt gesture, the naked and direct contemplation of man which is the enduring glamour of the stage."

-Arthur Miller

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