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ESSAY0120151012

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across BBC Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writer's freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Director Richard Eyre begins the series with a set of personal recollections of the playwright. He recalls conversations with Arthur Miller about the House Un-American Activities hearings; the first production of Death of a Salesman and his experience of directing The Crucible on Broadway. And he reflects on Miller's impact on British theatre.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY01Staging Arthur Miller: Richard Eyre20151012

ESSAY01Staging Arthur Miller: Richard Eyre20151012

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across BBC Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writer's freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Director Richard Eyre begins the series with a set of personal recollections of the playwright. He recalls conversations with Arthur Miller about the House Un-American Activities hearings; the first production of Death of a Salesman and his experience of directing The Crucible on Broadway. And he reflects on Miller's impact on British theatre.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY01Staging Arthur Miller: Richard Eyre20151012

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across BBC Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writer's freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Director Richard Eyre begins the series with a set of personal recollections of the playwright. He recalls conversations with Arthur Miller about the House Un-American Activities hearings; the first production of Death of a Salesman and his experience of directing The Crucible on Broadway. And he reflects on Miller's impact on British theatre.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY0220151013

ESSAY0220151013

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

Actor Margot Leicester has performed in many Arthur Miller plays. She writes about the deep personal connection she feels with his characters; recalls her experiences of working in the rehearsal room with Miller; and the process as an actor of, in Miller's words, 'making the lines land.'

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writer's freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY0220151013

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

Actor Margot Leicester has performed in many Arthur Miller plays. She writes about the deep personal connection she feels with his characters; recalls her experiences of working in the rehearsal room with Miller; and the process as an actor of, in Miller's words, 'making the lines land.'

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writer's freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY02Staging Arthur Miller: Margot Leicester20151013

ESSAY02Staging Arthur Miller: Margot Leicester20151013

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

Actor Margot Leicester has performed in many Arthur Miller plays. She writes about the deep personal connection she feels with his characters; recalls her experiences of working in the rehearsal room with Miller; and the process as an actor of, in Miller's words, 'making the lines land.'

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writer's freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY02Staging Arthur Miller: Margot Leicester20151013

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

Actor Margot Leicester has performed in many Arthur Miller plays. She writes about the deep personal connection she feels with his characters; recalls her experiences of working in the rehearsal room with Miller; and the process as an actor of, in Miller's words, 'making the lines land.'

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writer's freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY02Staging Arthur Miller: Margot Leicester20151013

ESSAY02Staging Arthur Miller: Margot Leicester20151013

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

Actor Margot Leicester has performed in many Arthur Miller plays. She writes about the deep personal connection she feels with his characters; recalls her experiences of working in the rehearsal room with Miller; and the process as an actor of, in Miller's words, 'making the lines land.'

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writer's freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY02Staging Arthur Miller: Margot Leicester20151013

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

Actor Margot Leicester has performed in many Arthur Miller plays. She writes about the deep personal connection she feels with his characters; recalls her experiences of working in the rehearsal room with Miller; and the process as an actor of, in Miller's words, 'making the lines land.'

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writer's freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY0320151014

ESSAY0320151014

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

Ron Hutchinson is an Emmy award winning screenwriter who recently adapted Arthur Miller's unproduced screenplay The Hook for the stage. Miller wrote The Hook in 1951 but withdrew it from production when the studios demanded politically motivated changes, which he refused to make. Hutchinson writes about the process of working with Arthur Miller's drafts and handwritten notes to 'get inside his writing head word by word' and examines the sheer potency of Miller's technique. 'The Hook' received its world premiere in Northampton in 2015.

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writers' freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY0320151014

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

Ron Hutchinson is an Emmy award winning screenwriter who recently adapted Arthur Miller's unproduced screenplay The Hook for the stage. Miller wrote The Hook in 1951 but withdrew it from production when the studios demanded politically motivated changes, which he refused to make. Hutchinson writes about the process of working with Arthur Miller's drafts and handwritten notes to 'get inside his writing head word by word' and examines the sheer potency of Miller's technique. 'The Hook' received its world premiere in Northampton in 2015.

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writers' freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY03Staging Arthur Miller: Ron Hutchinson20151014

ESSAY03Staging Arthur Miller: Ron Hutchinson20151014

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

Ron Hutchinson is an Emmy award winning screenwriter who recently adapted Arthur Miller's unproduced screenplay The Hook for the stage. Miller wrote The Hook in 1951 but withdrew it from production when the studios demanded politically motivated changes, which he refused to make. Hutchinson writes about the process of working with Arthur Miller's drafts and handwritten notes to 'get inside his writing head word by word' and examines the sheer potency of Miller's technique. 'The Hook' received its world premiere in Northampton in 2015.

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writers' freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY03Staging Arthur Miller: Ron Hutchinson20151014

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

Ron Hutchinson is an Emmy award winning screenwriter who recently adapted Arthur Miller's unproduced screenplay The Hook for the stage. Miller wrote The Hook in 1951 but withdrew it from production when the studios demanded politically motivated changes, which he refused to make. Hutchinson writes about the process of working with Arthur Miller's drafts and handwritten notes to 'get inside his writing head word by word' and examines the sheer potency of Miller's technique. 'The Hook' received its world premiere in Northampton in 2015.

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writers' freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY03Staging Arthur Miller: Ron Hutchinson20151014

ESSAY03Staging Arthur Miller: Ron Hutchinson20151014

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

Ron Hutchinson is an Emmy award winning screenwriter who recently adapted Arthur Miller's unproduced screenplay The Hook for the stage. Miller wrote The Hook in 1951 but withdrew it from production when the studios demanded politically motivated changes, which he refused to make. Hutchinson writes about the process of working with Arthur Miller's drafts and handwritten notes to 'get inside his writing head word by word' and examines the sheer potency of Miller's technique. 'The Hook' received its world premiere in Northampton in 2015.

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writers' freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY03Staging Arthur Miller: Ron Hutchinson20151014

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

Ron Hutchinson is an Emmy award winning screenwriter who recently adapted Arthur Miller's unproduced screenplay The Hook for the stage. Miller wrote The Hook in 1951 but withdrew it from production when the studios demanded politically motivated changes, which he refused to make. Hutchinson writes about the process of working with Arthur Miller's drafts and handwritten notes to 'get inside his writing head word by word' and examines the sheer potency of Miller's technique. 'The Hook' received its world premiere in Northampton in 2015.

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writers' freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY0420151015

ESSAY0420151015

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writers' freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

British director David Thacker writes about his close friendship and working relationship with Arthur Miller. He reflects particularly on working with Miller on the script for 'Broken Glass' for its British premiere in 1994.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY0420151015

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writers' freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

British director David Thacker writes about his close friendship and working relationship with Arthur Miller. He reflects particularly on working with Miller on the script for 'Broken Glass' for its British premiere in 1994.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY04Staging Arthur Miller: David Thacker20151015

ESSAY04Staging Arthur Miller: David Thacker20151015

o mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writers' freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

British director David Thacker writes about his close friendship and working relationship with Arthur Miller. He reflects particularly on working with Miller on the script for 'Broken Glass' for its British premiere in 1994.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY04Staging Arthur Miller: David Thacker20151015

o mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writers' freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

British director David Thacker writes about his close friendship and working relationship with Arthur Miller. He reflects particularly on working with Miller on the script for 'Broken Glass' for its British premiere in 1994.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY04Staging Arthur Miller: David Thacker20151015

ESSAY04Staging Arthur Miller: David Thacker20151015

o mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writers' freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

British director David Thacker writes about his close friendship and working relationship with Arthur Miller. He reflects particularly on working with Miller on the script for 'Broken Glass' for its British premiere in 1994.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY04Staging Arthur Miller: David Thacker20151015

o mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writers' freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

British director David Thacker writes about his close friendship and working relationship with Arthur Miller. He reflects particularly on working with Miller on the script for 'Broken Glass' for its British premiere in 1994.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY0520151016

ESSAY0520151016

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

Tony Kushner is a Pulitzer prize-winning playwright and screenwriter who knew Arthur Miller and has recently edited Miller's Collected Plays. He reflects on the importance of Arthur Miller in American theatre.

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writers' freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY0520151016

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

Tony Kushner is a Pulitzer prize-winning playwright and screenwriter who knew Arthur Miller and has recently edited Miller's Collected Plays. He reflects on the importance of Arthur Miller in American theatre.

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writers' freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY05Staging Arthur Miller: Tony Kushner20151016

ESSAY05Staging Arthur Miller: Tony Kushner20151016

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

Tony Kushner is a Pulitzer prize-winning playwright and screenwriter who knew Arthur Miller and has recently edited Miller's Collected Plays. He reflects on the importance of Arthur Miller in American theatre.

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writers' freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY05Staging Arthur Miller: Tony Kushner20151016

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

Tony Kushner is a Pulitzer prize-winning playwright and screenwriter who knew Arthur Miller and has recently edited Miller's Collected Plays. He reflects on the importance of Arthur Miller in American theatre.

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writers' freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY05Staging Arthur Miller: Tony Kushner20151016

ESSAY05Staging Arthur Miller: Tony Kushner20151016

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

Tony Kushner is a Pulitzer prize-winning playwright and screenwriter who knew Arthur Miller and has recently edited Miller's Collected Plays. He reflects on the importance of Arthur Miller in American theatre.

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writers' freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

ESSAY05Staging Arthur Miller: Tony Kushner20151016

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller's life and work.

Tony Kushner is a Pulitzer prize-winning playwright and screenwriter who knew Arthur Miller and has recently edited Miller's Collected Plays. He reflects on the importance of Arthur Miller in American theatre.

In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writers' freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.