Clip description Keywords
A View from the Bridge: Betrayal
A View from the Bridge: Betrayal

Duration: 02:24

Clips of Eddie's betrayal of Marco and Rodolpho and his final confrontation with Marco are interspersed with commentary by actor David Calder and Arthur Miller himself.

 
A View from the Bridge: Commentary on Three Kisses Scene
A View from the Bridge: Commentary on Three Kisses Scene

Duration: 02:33

Playwright Arthur Miller and actors Paterson Joseph and Sunetra Sarker explore the different aspects of love demonstrated by the three kisses.

 
A View from the Bridge: Eddie's Relationship with Catherine
A View from the Bridge: Eddie's Relationship with Catherine

Duration: 02:29

An exploration of the relationship between Eddie and his wife's niece, as seen by actors. with added commentary from Arthur Miller, David Thacker and Sunetra Sarker.

 
A View from the Bridge: Role of Women
A View from the Bridge: Role of Women

Duration: 02:16

Arthur Miller explores the impact the development of the role of the women had upon his play 'A View from the Bridge'. His remarks are exemplified by actress Sunetra Sarker.

 
A View from the Bridge: the Genesis
A View from the Bridge: the Genesis

Duration: 02:34

Arthur Miller explains where he got the idea for his play 'A View from the Bridge'. He continues with an exploration of the role of Alfieri.

 
A View from the Bridge: the Role of Eddie
A View from the Bridge: the Role of Eddie

Duration: 01:18

A brief but in-depth introduction to the character of Eddie in Arthur Miller's play 'A View from the Bridge', explored by a director and an actor.

 
A View from the Bridge: the Role of Rodolpho
A View from the Bridge: the Role of Rodolpho

Duration: 04:43

The character of Rodolpho and his relationships in the play 'A View from The Bridge' are explored through commentary provided by actors.

 
A View from the Bridge: Three Kisses (pt 1/2)
A View from the Bridge: Three Kisses (pt 1/2)

Duration: 05:06

A dramatised scene from Arthur Miller's 'A View from the Bridge'. This is the first time that the audience see Catherine and Rodolpho alone together, and we see them as a couple touchingly in love, trying to work their way through.

 
A View from the Bridge: Three Kisses Scene (pt 2/2)
A View from the Bridge: Three Kisses Scene (pt 2/2)

Duration: 04:03

A dramatised scene from Arthur Miller's 'A View from the Bridge'. A climatic scene, where the tension between Eddie, Catherine and Rodolpho finally comes to a head.

 
Actors and directors examine Arthur Miller's plays
Actors and directors examine Arthur Miller's plays

Duration: 02:26

Director and actors discuss four of Arthur Miller's plays.

 
All My Sons: Chris's Character
All My Sons: Chris's Character

Duration: 03:35

Through discussion and narration, actors in rehearsal explore the character of Chris as he relates to the other characters in Arthur Miller's play 'All My Sons'.

 
All My Sons: George's Character
All My Sons: George's Character

Duration: 02:41

Through contextualisation, rehearsal and film clips the function of the character of George Deever in Arthur Miller's 'All My Sons' is explored.

 
All My Sons: Joe Keller's Character
All My Sons: Joe Keller's Character

Duration: 02:44

An exploration of the character of Joe Keller from 'All My Sons', as seen from the perspective of an actor playing the part, David Calder, and the playwright, Arthur Miller.

 
All My Sons: Kate's Character
All My Sons: Kate's Character

Duration: 01:36

The character of Kate is exemplified through improvisation with commentary by Arthur Miller and by actress Margot Leicester, who plays Kate.

 
All My Sons: Origins of the Story
All My Sons: Origins of the Story

Duration: 03:18

Arthur Miller explores the provenance of his play 'All My Sons' and contextualises it in the timeline of the Second World War.

 
All My Sons: the aftermath
All My Sons: the aftermath

Duration: 03:39

Arthur Miller explores the notion of guilt and the idea behind Joe's death in 'All My Sons'.

 
All My Sons: Truth at Last Scene (pt 1/2)
All My Sons: Truth at Last Scene (pt 1/2)

Duration: 03:34

First part of the critical scene in Arthur Miller's 'All My Sons' - Truth at Last, with an introduction by the director David Thacker.

 
All My Sons: Truth at Last Scene (pt 2/2)
All My Sons: Truth at Last Scene (pt 2/2)

Duration: 04:55

Second part of the scene - Truth at Last - from Arthur Miller's 'All My Sons'. No commentary is attached to this clip.

 
An Inspector Calls: Class
An Inspector Calls: Class

Duration: 04:00

Examination of the theme of class within 'An Inspector Calls'.

 
An Inspector Calls: Inspector Goole
An Inspector Calls: Inspector Goole

Duration: 04:27

An explanation of Inspector Goole's character from the point of view of people who have played the role, including excerpts from different versions of the play.

 
An Inspector Calls: Mrs Birling
An Inspector Calls: Mrs Birling

Duration: 2'49

An explanation of Sybil Birling's character from the point of view of actresses who have played the role, including excerpts from different versions of the play.

 
Death of a Salesman: Analysis of the Climactic Scene
Death of a Salesman: Analysis of the Climactic Scene

Duration: 01:19

Arthur Miller and actors Finbar Lynch and David Calder provide commentary on the denouement scene in 'Death of a Salesman'.

 
Death of a Salesman: Arthur Miller's views
Death of a Salesman: Arthur Miller's views

Duration: 03:23

Arthur Miller gives his views on two versions of 'Death of a Salesman'.

 
Death of a Salesman: Funeral Scene
Death of a Salesman: Funeral Scene

Duration: 01:50

Extract from funeral scene and brief analysis of Arthur Miller's play.

 
Death of a Salesman: Linda Loman
Death of a Salesman: Linda Loman

Duration: 01:10

Arthur Miller and actor Margot Leicester talk briefly about Linda's perspective and role in the play 'Death of a Salesman'.

 
Death of a Salesman: Structure and Memory
Death of a Salesman: Structure and Memory

Duration: 01:36

Producer David Thacker describes the complex structure of 'Death of a Salesman', with comments from Arthur Miller about the accuracy of Willy's memory.

 
Death of a Salesman: the Climactic Scene (pt 1/2)
Death of a Salesman: the Climactic Scene (pt 1/2)

Duration: 05:17

A straightforward dramatisation of the climactic scene of Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman', when Biff forces the truth about himself and Willy on his father.

 
Death of a Salesman: the climactic Scene (pt 2/2)
Death of a Salesman: the climactic Scene (pt 2/2)

Duration: 01:00

Second part of the climactic scene in Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman'.

 
Death of a Salesman: Willy Loman's Character
Death of a Salesman: Willy Loman's Character

Duration: 05:29

An in-depth exploration of the character of Willy Loman in 'Death of a Salesman'. Commentators, including Arthur Miller himself, explore the character's provenance and motivations.

 
Death of a Salesman: Willy's Relationship With His Sons
Death of a Salesman: Willy's Relationship With His Sons

Duration: 03:24

Through commentary by actors and Arthur Miller and exemplifying film clips, the characters of Biff and Happy are explored and contextualised within their relationship with Willy, their father.

 
J.B. Priestley - 'An Inspector Calls': Historical Context (pt 1/3)
J.B. Priestley - 'An Inspector Calls': Historical Context (pt 1/3)

Duration: 02:27

An introduction to the social and political influences behind J. B. Priestley's 'An Inspector Calls'.

 
J.B. Priestley - 'An Inspector Calls': Historical Context (pt 2/3)
J.B. Priestley - 'An Inspector Calls': Historical Context (pt 2/3)

Duration: 03:07

An evaluation of 'An Inspector Calls' as an expression of J. B. Priestley's socialist principles.

 
J.B. Priestley - 'An Inspector Calls': Historical Context (pt 3/3)
J.B. Priestley - 'An Inspector Calls': Historical Context (pt 3/3)

Duration: 04:10

An analysis of how the appalling social conditions of 1940s England influenced Priestley's 'An Inspector Calls'.

 
Muriel Spark - Two Plays
Muriel Spark - Two Plays

Duration: 07:30

Discussion on two of the plays my Muriel Spark - 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' and 'Girls of Slender Means.'

 
The Crucible: Abigail's Role
The Crucible: Abigail's Role

Duration: 02:41

Arthur Miller and actors explore Abigail's role in 'The Crucible' and the impact she has on the other characters. Miller stresses the centrality of Abigail's role to the play.

 
The Crucible: Act 4 Scene 3 (pt 1/2)
The Crucible: Act 4 Scene 3 (pt 1/2)

Duration: 03:44

A dramatisation of the jail scene from Act 4, Scene 3 of 'The Crucible'. Elizabeth meets with her husband John.

 
The Crucible: Act 4 Scene 3 (pt 2/2)
The Crucible: Act 4 Scene 3 (pt 2/2)

Duration: 04:50

A continuation of the jail scene from Act 4, Scene 3 of 'The Crucible' - the scene between Elizabeth and John Proctor, at the point when they realise they have a relationship worth fighting for.

 
The Crucible: Commentary on Act 4 Scene 3
The Crucible: Commentary on Act 4 Scene 3

Duration: 01:10

Finbar Lynch, Ruth Gemmell and Arthur Miller provide commentary on the relationship between John and Elizabeth and how it has changed at this point in the play.

 
The Crucible: Elizabeth's Role
The Crucible: Elizabeth's Role

Duration: 02:46

Actress Ruth Gemmell explores Elizabeth Proctor's character in Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible'. This is then developed further by actor Finbar Lynch who explores her relationship with John.

 
The Crucible: historical and political context
The Crucible: historical and political context

Duration: 05:08

Arthur Miller, through commentary and newsreel clips from the 1950s, explores the context behind his motivation for writing his play 'The Crucible'.

 
The Crucible: In Context
The Crucible: In Context

Duration: 02:57

Arthur Miller contextualises the reception of 'The Crucible', making clear the link between witchcraft in the play and Communism, which was at the forefront in America when the play was written.

 

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