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Margot Leicester

Actress Margot Leicester recalls her experiences of working in the rehearsal room with Miller and the process as a performer of, in Miller's words, 'making the lines land'.

Actor Margot Leicester has performed in many Arthur Miller plays. She writes about the deep personal connection she feels with his characters; recalls her experiences of working in the rehearsal room with Miller; and the process as an actor of, in Miller's words, 'making the lines land.'

Five theatrical practitioners reflect on what Arthur Miller's work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writer's freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Producer: Caroline Hughes
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

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