Course Details

962: Death of a Salesman: The Wake

February 6-8
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman is one of America's great plays. Why? Since its premier in 1949, Salesman has become part of our language, arts, politics, and cultural landscape. It has also been performed around the world. What do others see in it? We will read aloud key scenes and examine their place in the "architecture" of the play. Students will be given a copy of the play script to borrow and read; a performance of Salesman will be shown to enrich the participant's experience. Guided discussions will be the major form of conversation. By the end of this Short, each participant will be able to see and hear the "architecture" of this and other theater productions.

Class Format: Lecture and Discussion

Hours of Reading: Less than 1 hour/session

Study Group Leader(s):

Edward Starr
Edward Starr has been participating in live theater as an actor, director, producer, administrator, audience, and teacher for four decades. In 1998, he created the Montgomery County Seniors' Theatre which has brought live theatrical productions to venues where seniors live or gather for educational/recreational activities.