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 cAmerica 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 And in due course, what Eddie doesn t know about her, about life, about his own heart will have devastating consequences The play has moments of intense power Miller plays on the audience with the skill of a master Clive Barnes, New York Post
A View from the Bridge A Play in Two Acts 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
Miller wrote over three dozen stage plays in his career and this one is considered to be in the top four or five It first premiered unsuccessfully on Broadway in 1955 as a one act play So Miller rewrote it as a two act play which premiered in London s West End in 1956 It s a tragic play set in 1950 s New York City in an Italian American neighborhood in view of the Brooklyn Bridge It s a story of family, love, jealousy, prejudice, immigration, all themes that still ring familiar with todays audie [...]
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Although I didn t agree with all that Eddie has done but I cant help loving his kindness and generosity with Catherine the daughter of his wife s sister that he adopted after she diedhis fault was that he loved Catherine so much.He says, I took out of my own mouth to give to herI walked hungry plenty days in this city he gave a warm welcome to his wife s Italian cousins Marco and Rodolpho when they first arrived He opened his doors to them,and declared that it was an honor to have them at the ho [...]
bbc programmes b06h93s1Description Martin Jarvis directs Arthur Miller s 1955 award winning masterpiece Recorded specially in the US for Drama On 3 Alfred Molina leads an all star American cast Universal themes of family, guilt, loyalty, sexual attraction, jealousy and love in a powerful story about illegal immigration that still resonates to our time 60 years later.Miller s finest play Italian American neighbourhood near the Brooklyn Bridge, New York 1950s.Lawyer Alfieri our narrator confides t [...]
It was only while half the way through this that I realized that I had actually read this once before, whilst in school I can remember detesting this after my first read as it felt like a pointless story that took the reader nowhere My second read has unveiled so much that I missed the first time Perhaps it was my lack of maturity, but I definitely did not appreciate the complexities that were packed into this short tale The nuances of human emotion and the focus on the human condition are so ex [...]
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I can t believe I just rated a school book read for academic purposes 5 stars I first read it in class with my English teacher, I found it super boring and uninteresting However, now that I have to revise it for my finals, I really took it seriously and read it in depth I found out how this play fully captures me for the whole time reading and analyzing it The characters, their struggles and problems are so easy to relate to Eddie and his hard working life as a longshoreman who is a tragic hero [...]
Strange yet simple this story was not in the least amusing I found it rather disturbing to be told the story of Eddie Carbone in such a manner, so I can only imagine the reaction I would have had if I had gone to the theatre to see it being enacted in front of my eyes The appalling undertones in the play are the first thing I would like to draw attention to.Homosexuality is ridiculed, I agree But importantly feminity is explicitly laughed at through out, even discouraged The fact that Catherine [...]
A View from the Bridge, describes the upheaval in the home of Eddie Carbone, a career longshoreman who lives with his wife, Beatrice , and her niece, Catherine , who has just been offered a secretarial job when the play begins Conflict arrives in the bodies of Marco and Rodolpho, Beatrice s cousins, newly arrived from Italy The pressure that has been building in the household as Eddie jealously disapproves of Catherine hanging around the streets in heels and complains that her new skirt is too s [...]
A terrifying and tragic play about family dynamics, immigration, law, and the denial of your own sins I read and saw the play in 2010 when I was actually working on immigration law so I could relate to the aspect of how harsh the law is on both documented and undocumented immigrants.
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I was not ready for the ending and how much I related to the protagonist It s a little creepy but in a sweet I ve been brainwashed kind of way.
Arthur Miller is quickly becoming a favorite.Again, it is impossible to fully appreciate A View from the Bridge if you haven t seen it performed After all, a play is written for that exact reason, to be performed I watched a screening of A View from the Bridge performed at the Young Vic, directed by Ivo van Hove My favorite thing about this play is the amazing character development By the end of it, the characters have completely evolved into other people The loss of innocence and trust is obvio [...]
4.5This is the second play I ve read of Miller s The first was The Crucible, which I loved I went into A View from the Bridge with few expectations I picked it randomly off a library shelf with no knowledge of what it was about or what others thought of it Honestly, the name Arthur Miller was the only reason I chose to read it I m very glad I did The setting of A View from the Bridge is entirely different from that of The Crucible The latter, as most of you probably know, takes place in Puritan [...]
This play is my second dip into Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman was naturally the first , and in both plays he has a wonderful way of melding the structure of a Greek play with the everyman in a modern day setting Alfieri, an attorney, is the narrator of this play and takes on the role of the Greek chorus, explaining to the audience reader what is happening and giving a voice to moral and social s of the time And in true classic form, Alfieri ends the play by giving us a bit of advice I partia [...]
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Arthur Miller s, A View from the Bridge, showed the real life circumstances where a teen growing up goes head to head with their guardian s I felt that this play was unique in the sense that it only took place in the living room I liked this because it gives the audience a of an in depth understanding of the situation involved with the main characters, and how the events unraveled For example, it was dramatic for the police to barge into the house than for the family to get called down to the [...]
orginially 4.5 What a tragedy what a mess Definitely looking forward to studying this in detail, because I feel like reading this once and rating it immediately doesn t do justice to this masterpiece I know that I missed a lot reading it for the first time round so yes, as I said, a lot of potential for further study 5 As I suspected, I m enjoying studying this play than actually reading it edit 19.05.16 ha it s actually quite hilarious how obsessed I am with this play now After seeing the Nati [...]
This was a play I have to study for my GCSE English course, which include lots of good literature I have never before read a play by Miller, nor read a play where I have been uncomfortable throughout my reading experience I hated absolutely all the characters, excluding Alfieri, which I won t go into now They all had it coming from them That is, briefly, why I loved it.
Miller manages to cover immigration, legal theory, sexual obsession, culture clash, homosexual baiting, and marital discord powerfully and subtlety simultaneously The emotions run high, but the words run over the surface of much deeper conflicts Masterful.
From BBC radio 3 Drama on 3 Martin Jarvis directs Arthur Miller s 1955 award winning masterpiece Recorded specially in the US for Drama On 3 Alfred Molina leads an all star American cast Universal themes of family, guilt, loyalty, sexual attraction, jealousy and love in a powerful story about illegal immigration that still resonates to our time 60 years later.Miller s finest play Italian American neighbourhood near the Brooklyn Bridge, New York 1950s.Lawyer Alfieri our narrator confides to liste [...]
Overall, I enjoyed reading the play, A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller touches upon very controversial topics that are shown in today s society For example, Immigration, homosexuality, and Gender roles Marco and Rodolpho are illegal immigrants that are taken in by Eddie and Beatrice This foreshadows the Trumps presidency in dealing with his temporary ban on immigrants Homosexuality, as well as Immigration, is a controversial topic that is continuously being debated on Eddie portrays a small m [...]
I m not a big reader of plays but my son came home with homework on this play and then asked me to help him with it homework which was due the next day, so it s fair to say he d left it until the last moment Cue a very quick reading of the play so that we could come up with the answers together fortunately, it s not very long It s also a fascinating read and a tale which is still very relevant in our times It involves the struggle of a family of immigrant Italians into America and one man s obse [...]
Wonderful play about growing up, not being a little kid any, leaving Daddy This is very sad I wish there were a story about grown children and their spouses having a good, healthy, loving relationship with their parents, cleaving to their spouses while still honoring their parents But I can t think of any.Do all fathers male guardians secretly want to marry their daughters or wards It seems that way in some of the books I ve read lately This is a troubling thought.This really, really felt like a [...]
Arthur Miller and his brand of playwriting is really astounding He manages to channel the inner insecurities and fears of his characters so well that it makes the reader feel like he she knows the character intimately He lays bare their psyche and the way they think, and it manages to touch the reader even when they realise the characters are flawed There is something raw and visceral in the way he writes which really affects us The writing is really well suited for a play.The play deals with th [...]
Arthur Miller does an amazing job of connecting different themes that will always be a part of today s society, such as immigration, culture clashes, different sexualities, feminism I noticed how developing true character was a big part of this book The characters evolve into completely different people The setting was a big part of that the main area, the living room, gives depth into situations and how the unravel I would rather see a fixed setting than multiple, in order to truly see the mean [...]
I really enjoyed the play A View from the Bridge due to the fact that it always kept my interest The play did not seem to have parts that dragged on for too long of a chapter and every thing was for the most part fast moving But juts because it was a fast play to read doesn t mean it wasn t enjoyable I really enjoyed reading this play and recommend for others to do the same
Uncomfortable to read at points, but can appreciate it s worth
Love it on stage, love it on paper.