Introduction

Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was an American playwright and essayists and is regarded as one of the most important dramatists of the twentieth century. His work is a reflection of the time in which he lived - the Depression, the Holocaust, and McCarthyism - are social and political dramas of the twentieth and twenty-first century.

'The plays are my autobiography. I can't write plays that don't sum up where I am. I'm in all of them.

I don't know how else to go about writing.'

Taken from an interview with Arthur Miller for a series of BBC radio programs in the Summer of 1995.