Death of a Salesman

by Arthur Miller

Introducing a special, commemorative hardcover edition celebrating the 50th anniversary of DEATH OF A SALESMAN.

The February 10, 1949 Broadway debut of Death of a Salesman forever changed the course of twentieth-century theatrical history. The play, starring Lee J. Cobb in a now-legendary performance as Willy Loman, opened to an avalanche of critical acclaim. Audiences flocked to the Morosco Theatre to witness the resolution that Arthur Miller had worked on the American stage. The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle awards only confirmed what theatregowers had found for themselves: Death of a Salesman was a true masterpiece.

For Penguin's deluxe anniversary edition of his masterwork, Arthur Miller has written a new preface, "Salesman at Fifty."

With a striking new cover featuring art created by Joseph Hirsch for the original 1949 production, the volume also includes a stunning 8-page color photo insert; an afterword on the play's history by Christopher Bigsby; and a chronology of some of the play's unforgettable international productions. Over the course of the last fifty years, productions around the world have boasted a remarkable cast of actors, among them Dustin Hoffman, George C. Scott, John Malkovich, Rod Steiger, Mel Gibson, and Marcello Mastroianni.

The publication of this edition coincides with Death of a Salesman's return to Broadway on February 10, 1999, in a new production starring Brian Dennehy as Willy Loman.


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