Author Study: Arthur Miller
These sites are about Arthur Miller, his plays, and some of his contemporaries. Included is an eThemes resource on “The Crucible.”
Biography.com: Arthur Miller
Students can read this biography on Miller. Click on "Marilyn Monroe" for information on Arthur Miller's second wife. NOTE: The site includes ads and pop-up ads.
Arthur Miller: Biography
This site has a biography, excerpts, lecture, and an interview.
PBS: American Masters: Arthur Miller
Read an essay and view an interactive timeline about Arthur Miller. Click on "Filmmaker Interview" for videos about the movie "None Without Sin." Click on "Additional Footage" for video clips about Miller and Kazan. NOTE: This site includes unmoderated user comments.
Books and Writers: Arthur Miller (1915- 2005)
Students can read this biography of Miller.
Arthur Miller Society Official Web Site
Students can click on "Miller's Major Works" or "Chronology of Arthur Miller."
NPR: Arthur Miller Dies at 89
Click on "Listen" to hear this tribute to Arthur Miller. Click on "Death of a Salesman Marks 50th Anniversary" to hear three actors who played the character Willy Loman.
PBS: Elia Kazan
Students can read this essay on director Elia Kazan. At one point Kazan and Miller were very good friends.
BBC: 1958: Arthur Miller Cleared of Contempt
Students can read this article about Miller and the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC).
Death of a Salesman
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "Study Guide." Students can read a chat transcript with Arthur Miller. There are also links to a review of the original 1949 production and other productions at the bottom of the page. There are also many other essays on "Death of a Salesman." NOTE: Sometimes this site is unavailable.
New York Times
Students can read this article "Arthur Miller: Present at the Birth of a Salesman."
BBC: Playwright Arthur Miller
Students can view a slideshow of Arthur Miller.
Kazan and Miller
Students can read this article by Richard Bernstein published in the New York Times in 1988.
eThemes Resource: Literature: "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller
These sites for high school students are focused on the Salem witch trials and "The Crucible." Was Arthur Miller's play historically accurate? Seventeenth century New England is explored and there are also some sites for teachers. Maps, videos, and audio files are found to explain the happenings at Salem in 1692.