Arthur Miller’s most famous play, Death of a Salesman, has become a key text in Western literature. This unusually powerful recording, made for radio in 1953, was directed by Elia Kazan who premiered the play. It features Thomas Mitchell and Arthur Kennedy as father and son. Willy, a travelling salesman, based in New York, relentlessly chases material success. As the disappointing nature of his reality crowds in upon him, Willy and his family suffer the tragic cost of his delusions of greatness. A domestic tragedy, a cynical indictment of materialism and the American Dream, and a profoundly moving story of one man’s struggle to maintain his dignity in the face of continual adversity – Miller’s play is essential listening.
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Well I downloaded this (as well as a couple of others) for my literature exam and so far this happens to be the best I've bought out of the three.. Great narration, change of voice, kinda like your watching the movie without pictures, and with the price, it's well worth it! Let's just hope it helps my exam :D
Death of a Salesman Review
Bought this for some fast and easy revision, for my GCSE English exam. It is nice to listen to and includes a great range of voices. The reason I give this audiobook 3 stars is because it skips pivotal points in the play! Most importantly, the moment Bernard explains what happened to Biff after he discovered Willy's affair. I guess after reading the play it is easier to notice small deviations.