Death of A Salesman by Arthur Miller. A short play review ***


I've rated this 3 out of 5 as I'm unsure how to rate plays, but this is still incredibly good. A play I have never seen staged nor read, yet it's one of those I'd often heard about. Debuted in 1949, this was the first play to question that 'all American' consumerist dream.  

Due to that subject matter, it is easily transferable to all audiences and especially in this modern age of capitalism, materialism, and money equalling power. The main protagonist 'Willy' is the old-time salesman that's coming to the end of his career and realising that he hasn't got a dime to his name, he's slowly ebbing away and retreating internally to his past glories. 

His sons are equally flawed, although one is a success, the other is just like Willy who is living with his father's past imprinted on his future. It's a tragic tale,  a fable essentially, and a play that's often regarded as a classic. I would recommend it!