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Penultimate play of international importance from the greatest playwright of the twentieth century



High in the mountains of a South American banana republic, a revolution is brewing. When the rebels' messiah-like leader is captured, a New York production company swoops in to televise his execution - death by crucifixion - and an explosive chain of events ensues. Humorous, poetic and thought provoking, Resurrection Blues brilliantly satirises misguided global politics and the predatory nature of a media saturated culture.

Arguably the twentieth century's finest playwright, Arthur Miller's landmark works include Death of a Salesman and The Crucible. This astonishing black comedy was completed just a month before his death in Februaruy 2005.

The play receives its British premiere on 14 February 2006 at the Old Vic, London, directed by Robert Altman, the legendary film-maker whose work includes Gosford Park, Short Cuts and Nashville.

'a funny, pertinent and sharp-toothed satire aimed at the materialist maladies of modern America' Guardian


Resurrection blues - Arthur Miller

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Title
Resurrection blues
Author
Arthur Miller
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Methuen Drama
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20060302

Penultimate play of international importance from the greatest playwright of the twentieth century



High in the mountains of a South American banana republic, a revolution is brewing. When the rebels' messiah-like leader is captured, a New York production company swoops in to televise his execution - death by crucifixion - and an explosive chain of events ensues. Humorous, poetic and thought provoking, Resurrection Blues brilliantly satirises misguided global politics and the predatory nature of a media saturated culture.

Arguably the twentieth century's finest playwright, Arthur Miller's landmark works include Death of a Salesman and The Crucible. This astonishing black comedy was completed just a month before his death in Februaruy 2005.

The play receives its British premiere on 14 February 2006 at the Old Vic, London, directed by Robert Altman, the legendary film-maker whose work includes Gosford Park, Short Cuts and Nashville.

'a funny, pertinent and sharp-toothed satire aimed at the materialist maladies of modern America' Guardian


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Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was arguably the most important playwright of the twentieth century whose oeuvre includes also novels, screenplays, essays and an autobiography. His many award-winning stage plays include The Man Who Had All the Luck (1944); All My Sons (1947); Death of a Salesman (1949); T he Crucible (1953); A Memory of Two Mondays (1955); A View from the Bridge (1955); Two-Way Mirror (1 982) and Danger: Memory! (1987); The Ride Down Mount Morgan (1991); The Last Yankee (1993); Broken G lass (1994); Mr Peter's Connections (2000), and Finishing the Picture (2004). His autobiography Time bends, A Life was published in 1987. His other writing includes the novels, Focus, Plain Girl and Th e Misfits; works of non-fiction include 'Salesman' in Beijing, an account of directing his best-know n play in China, and 'The Crucible' in History and Other Essays (2000).

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Revolutionaries - Drama.|Executions and executioners - Drama.|Television producers and directors - Drama.|Political plays, American.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
96

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