A Relevant 21st Century ‘Salesman’

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman is back on Broadway. Esteemed movie and theater director Mike Nichols directs the revival, which features retro sets and music, and young actors playing old – including 44-year-old Philip Seymour Hoffman playing the role of defeated salesman Willy Loman, a man in his 60s.

Does this portrait of an American type, which first appeared in 1949, still have relevance 63 years later? New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood lets you know if “attention must be paid” to this Salesman, or not, which plays a limited run at the Barrymore Theater.

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Comments [1]

Juan Carlos Correa from Santiago, Chile

I enjoyed seeing Mike Nichols, whom I have always admired. Both, Elliiot Forrest and Mike Nichols did a very enriching and insighful interview. Mr. Hoffman, whom I believe is one of the best actors of our time, probably did not feel like being there, not to speak about Linda Emond and Mathew Garfield who did not add anything interesting expect adding auckardness and discomfort to the whols situation.
It would have been much better to have a one to one conversation between Mr. Forrest and Mr. Nichols. However, I am looking forward to seeing the play on the 12th of April.

Mar. 21 2012 11:53 AM

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