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Playing for Time epub

by Arthur Miller


Playing for Time epub

ISBN: 1854590960

ISBN13: 978-1854590961

Author: Arthur Miller

Category: No category

Language: English

Publisher: Nick Hern Books; Reprint edition (1990)

Pages: 96 pages

ePUB book: 1414 kb

FB2 book: 1449 kb

Rating: 4.9

Votes: 696

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what makes this play so incredible is that it is based on a. true story-from actual interviews Miller had with the main character.

America's greatest playwright weaves "a vivid, crackling, idiomatic psychosexual horror tale.

Set in Brooklyn, this gripping mystery begins when attractive, level-headed Sylvia Gellburg suddenly loses her ability to walk. America's greatest playwright weaves "a vivid, crackling, idiomatic psychosexual horror tale. Frank Rich, The New York TimesIn A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller explores the intersection between one man's self-delusion and the brutal trajectory of fate. Eddie Carbone is a Brooklyn longshoreman, a hard-working man whose life has been soothingly predictable. He hasn't counted on the arrival of two of his wife's relatives, illegal immigrants from Italy; nor has he recognized his true feelings for his beautiful niece, Catherine.

Arthur Miller plays-20 full-length dramas and several one-acts-form one of the greatest bodies of work of the American stage

Arthur Miller plays-20 full-length dramas and several one-acts-form one of the greatest bodies of work of the American stage. Miller (1915–2005) was America’s Aeschylus and Ibsen, a writer of tremendous moral authority and integrity who sought to catch the conscience of a nation in tough-minded, idealistic dramas. His project was huge, and if the plays didn’t always live up to the mission, Miller left a shining example of a playwright trying to change the world and the theater. From the 1940s to the 21st century, he changed the shape of American theater.

Arthur Miller (1915–2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. His remarkable creative output includes plays, fiction, memoir, and screenplays. Among other honors, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the John F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award. Библиографические данные. Playing for Time Penguin Plays.

Playing for Time is a 1980 CBS television film, written by Arthur Miller and based on acclaimed musician Fania Fénelon's autobiography The Musicians of Auschwitz. Playing for Time was based on Fénelon's experience as a female prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp, where she and a group of classical musicians were spared in return for performing music for their captors. The film was later adapted as a play by Miller.

About Playing for Time. A searing drama of the Holocaust-and the remarkable, moving story of the Auschwitz Women’s Orchestra Paris, 1942. Fania Fénelon, a popular Jewish nightclub singer, is arrested by the occupying Germans. Sent to Auschwitz in a packed freight-car, shorn of her hair, tattooed with an identifying number, starved, and subjected to harsh labor, she loses all traces of her former self. Based on Fania Fénelon’s memoir of the same name, Arthur Miller’s Playing for Time was first produced as a CBS television drama starring Vanessa Redgrave before being adapted for the stage.

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Start by marking Arthur Miller's Playing for Time as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. I'm always struck by the quality of Arthur Miller's dialogue and writing in general. I mean, it shouldn't be a surprise since he's almost universally hailed as one of the best playwrights of all time. But there are some writers who I think must have gotten famous by chance or luck or gimmicks. And I am continuously reminded that Arthur Miller is definitely not one of them.

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Though the title may mislead some, the story is based in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. Adapted from a story of the same name by Fania Fenelon, Arthur Miller creates a moving stage play that seems reasonable for even a low budget theater to run. While not as well known, it ranks in blunt emotion with other Miller works "Death of a Salesman" and "All My Sons".

Fania Fenelon narrates the story as the main character. Taken from France during the war, she quickly forms a friendship with the young Marianne. Their friendship is tested often through their choices and alliances. Fania is able to maintain a more confortable life in the concentration camp. Because of her musical ability, she is made to join the orchestra for which she eventually becomes the conductor. Despite a lack of musical knowledge, she is even able to gain Marianna membership in the musical group. Yet even as rumors of the end of the war swirl, tempers begin to boil in and outside of the orchestra causing illness, death, and ill-advised escape attempts.

In his body of work as perhaps the greatest American playwright, Miller has not shunned controversial themes. In fact, many of his works involve Judaism and the Holocaust. Because this centers around women, it is unique to Miller particularly because of the strong will of female characters in the story. I would embrace the opportunity to see this performed live.
Look at the prices for this script. Ridiculous. You can purchase this... The Penguin Arthur Miller and get a collection of plays including this one for less than $23 and it is prime delivery.
I just wish this play was produced more often, but I can see why it is challenging to produce with all of the various musical elements. It seems like a great show, however, and would be great for production by an all girls school or a drama company that is heavy on females.
Anyone who enjoys plays will love this script...especially if you're alreaady a fan of Arthur Miller (author of other assorted plays, including Death of a Salesman) You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be enraged, you'll experience empathy for the characters, it will touch your heart...what makes this play so incredible is that it is based on a true story--from actual interviews Miller had with the main character. A must-read!
I have both read and performed this play and it is one of the greats. The realism in it scary. If you are doing research on the holocost READ THIS.