Arthur Miller | Critical Essay by C. J. Gianakaris

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The original title Arthur Miller chose for his play of 1949 was The Inside of His Head. But before the drama finally was produced or published, it had been rechristened Death of a Salesman, becoming perhaps the most popular serious drama yet written by an American playwright. Miller's ultimate choice of title succeeds in capturing the central theme of that brilliant work. Yet the earlier title is suggesive of the dramaturgical stratagems Miller was considering. Overtly designated in the title The Inside of His Head, for instance, was Miller's desire to enter into the mind of his protagonist, thereby psychologically to explore the inner recesses of human motivation and behavior. Most observers of Death of a Salesman concur that Miller achieved his larger goal with Willy Loman even if the basic format of that play remained essentially naturalistic. Not until After the Fall (1964) did Miller...

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