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Over the past few decades Arthur Miller has become a well known American playwright He has won numerous awards and is credited for doing amazing work Miller was born in lower Manhattan in 1915 His family moved to Brooklyn during The Great Depression where his father worked as a ladies-wear manufacturer and his mother worked as a schoolteacher His fathers company however was ruined because of the depression Money was tight and this made it difficult to pay for schooling Miller started working a variety of jobs to help pay his tuition to the University of Michigan While studying there he began his career in writing plays After graduating in 1938 his first published play The Man Who Had All the Luck was released to the public Unfortunately it was not a big hit closing after only four shows Millers first major success came when he premiered his play All My Sons at the Coronet His biggest hit however came in 1949 when he opened Death of a Salesman at the Morosco This became the masterpiece to which all his other work was compared There have been many remade versions of this outstanding play which won him a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize One remake was as recent as 1998 His fame did not end there Miller went on to produce several other plays including The Enemy of the People The Crucible which was also a big hit A View From the Bridge After the Fall Incident at Vichy The Creation of the World The Price The Archbishops Ceiling The American Clock The Ride Down Mt Morgan The Last Yankee and his most recent Broken Glass Sommer 2 Three of Millers most famous works are Death of a Salesman The Crucible and The Price All of them brought him instant fame nationwide Among all these works are several different themes The common theme throughout these three plays is imaginative thinking and
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