world drama

-Format: Double spaced .2 pages


-Text: “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller

-Film: “Death of a Salesman” (1984), directed by Wolker Schlondorff, featuring Dustin Hoffman, John Malkovich, Kate Reid and Charlles Durning

Please address the following questions:

1. What was the intent of the author?
To address this, you must refer to the play text, as well as incidental research on what else the author has written. We have been discussing this extensively in class

2. What is the intent of the director?
To address this, you must refer to images in the movie we saw, which are also available on Youtube. How did the structure of the movie follow or change the structure of the play? What was the director trying to do via the performance style, the costumes, the sets, etc.

3. How did you respond to the performance?
How was this film relevant to you, if at all? Why is it a classic? What does it have to do with the 21st century.