Playing The Salesman

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman is a great tragedy of an ordinary man, and all over the world people identify with Willy Loman.

As part of Radio 4's commemoration of Miller a year after his death, Christopher Bigsby hears from four great actors - Dustin Hoffman, Warren Mitchell, Brian Dennehy and Alun Armstrong - about playing the role.

They, John Malkovich and Marjorie Yates, who played Biff and Linda, and the directors Michael Rudman, David Thacker and Bob Falls, recall working with the author on the play, and in recordings made before he died a year ago, Miller reflects on the Everyman he created.

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Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman is a great tragedy of an ordinary man, and all over the world people identify with Willy Loman.

As part of Radio 4's commemoration of Miller a year after his death, Christopher Bigsby hears from four great actors - Dustin Hoffman, Warren Mitchell, Brian Dennehy and Alun Armstrong - about playing the role.

They, John Malkovich and Marjorie Yates, who played Biff and Linda, and the directors Michael Rudman, David Thacker and Bob Falls, recall working with the author on the play, and in recordings made before he died a year ago, Miller reflects on the Everyman he created.