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Death of a Salesman – The Lyric, London July 9, 2005

Posted by ayasawada in Uncategorized.
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I can’t recommend this play highly enough. Arthur Miller’s tale of family, duty, expectation and the American dream is deservedly renowned and still relevant. Theatre is a difficult medium, so when a truly gripping play comes along it really wows you.

Everything about this production oozes class, from the innovative sets to the superb performances of Claire Higgins, Douglas Henshall, Steve Pickering and especially Brian Dennehy. He is absolutely immense. Director Robert Falls deserves credit, but the real strength comes from the script. I’d never really understood the bravada of Arthur Miller until I saw this. The writing is so clear, the plot and themes so well thought-out, every line of dialogue easy to grasp, but full of meaning. And for a graduate like myself this has plenty of personal meaning: careers, responsibility, evolving parental relationships. It made for an uneasy, emotional journey. But one I could not take my eyes off.

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1. k-li - July 18, 2005

i read the play in college, and liked it but didnt think it was amazing. i guess seeing it on stage is different though.


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