Attention has certainly been paid to this impressive revival of what must be Arthur Miller's most popular work, which has entered the public psyche thanks to the compelling portrayal of domestic relations within the wider framework of the collapse of the 'American Dream'. Willy Loman, the Salesman of the title, is nearing the end of his career and continues to lie to both himself and his... Read more
Death of a Salesman, The Noel Coward Theatre
Cast includes Antony Sher, Harriet Walter, Brodie Ross, Joshua Richards In the land of the free, each man is in charge of his own destiny. Willy Loman knows and cherishes this truth. After a life of honest hard work, it's Willy's birthright to retire with his loving wife and watch his two athletic, handsome sons continue his legacy. Yet as old age begins to take hold and retirement beckons, Willy's dream seems further away than ever. Decades of graft have somehow failed to translate into wealth and his eldest son refuses to follow the path his father has chosen for him. As actions buried in his past re-surface, Willy struggles to reconcile his long cherished dream with the life he has actually lived.
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Genre: DramaOpened 16 May 2005Written: by Arthur MillerDirected: Robert FallsCast: Brian Dennehy (Willy Loman), Clare Higgins (Linda Loman)Synopsis: Set in 1940s New York, it is the story of Willy Loman, an ageing salesman whose grasp on the reality of his life is slipping away. Through the drama of his family quarrels, replayed in his head, we see the ways in which the flaws of one generation... Read more
When his children come to visit, particularly 'Biff' his favorite son, he begins to lose control of his mind, talking to himself and wondering back to past events in his life when Biff was young.