Analysis Of Arthur Miller 's ' The Crucible '

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Arthur Miller was one of the leading American playwrights in the 20th century. Arthur Miller was born on October 17, 1915 in Harlem New York City to Isidore and Augusta Miller (GradeSaver). After graduating from high school, Miller worked a variety of odd jobs including hosting a radio program; this was before the University of Michigan accepted him. At school, he studied journalism, became the night editor of the Michigan Daily, and began experimenting with theater and writing plays. He lived through the Great Depression and it seemed that the fragility and susceptibility of human existence in the modern era manifested into the playwright. Miller wrote plays for the Federal Theatre, which provided work for unemployed writers, actors, directors, and designers. Miller 's creative writing career span was over a sixty year span and during this time, Miller had written twenty-six plays. He wrote The Crucible in 1953 then later wrote the screenplay for the movie version which was produced in 1996 (CliffNotes, Authur Miller Biography). Miller 's first play to make it to Broadway was in 1944. It was The Man Who Had All the Luck but it was a disheartening failure, closing after only four performances. This early setback almost discouraged Miller from writing completely, but he didn’t let that set him in a depressed state and give up. Three years later, All My Sons won the New York Drama Critics ' Circle Award as the best play of 1947, launching Miller into theatrical stardom…
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