All My Sons Play by Arthur Miller

Topics: All My Sons, Elia Kazan, Arthur Miller Pages: 12 (4535 words) Published: May 17, 2013
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|All My Sons | |Written by |Arthur Miller | |Characters |Joe Keller | | |Kate Keller | | |Chris Keller | | |Ann Deever | | |George Deever | | |Frank Lubey | | |Lydia Lubey | | |Jim Bayliss | | |Sue Bayliss | | |Bert | |Original language |English | |Setting |The Keller's yard in late August, 1946 | |IBDB profile |

All My Sons is a 1947 play by Arthur Miller.[1] The play was twice adapted for film; in 1948, and again in 1986. The play, which opened on Broadway at the Coronet Theatre in New York City on January 29, 1947, closed on November 8, 1947 and ran for 328 performances, was awarded the 1947 Tony Award for Best Authored Play.[2] It was directed by Elia Kazan (to whom it is dedicated) and won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, beating Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh. It starred Ed Begley, Beth Miller, Arthur Kennedy, and Karl Malden and won both the Tony Award for Best Play and the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play. |Contents | |[hide] | |1 Background | |2 Characters | |2.1 Unseen characters | |3 Synopsis | |3.1 Act I | |3.2 Act II | |3.3 Act III | |4 Timeline of events in the play | |5 Links to Greek tragedy | |6 Themes | |6.1 Responsibility, Society and the Generation Gap | |6.2 American Dream | |6.3 Wartime Profiteering | |6.4 Death | |7 Arthur Miller quotation on All My Sons | |8 1948 film | |9 1986 film | |10 Other adaptations | |11 2008 Broadway production | |12...

References: • Saturday in August, 1946: Larry 's memorial blown down
• Sunday morning in August 1946: George visits Steve
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