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Tony Kushner

Playwright Tony Kushner reflects on the importance of Arthur Miller in US theatre.

Tony Kushner is a Pulitzer prize-winning playwright and screenwriter who knew Arthur Miller and has recently edited Miller's Collected Plays. He reflects on the importance of Arthur Miller in American theatre.

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 writers' 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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Fri 19 May 2017 22:45

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