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Study Guide for Teachers TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction Interview with Director Steve Stettler The Playwright Arthur Miller in his own words Inspiration for Death of a Salesman Writing Death of a Salesman The Characters Synopsis The Setting Themes Motifs Style, Structure, Form Literary Connections CURRICULUM MATERIALS Before the Play Questions for the Play... [continues]
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