You can read more about it all over (here’s the NY Times’ latest). The passing of the best playwright in American history should not go unmentioned. I remember reading The Crucible in high school, watching Dustin Hoffman’s fabulous portrayal in Death of a Salesman, and wondering how closely his great work After the Fall mimicked his real-life dramatic marriage to Marilyn Monroe.
Will there be another playwright as great as Miller? Others come close in their wordplay: Mamet in particular. But few are able to wordsmith and touch the heart of the American mindset as well as Miller did. Rest in peace.