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5.0 out of 5 stars Wrought iron
Having wached Arthur Miller's plays on stage and on screen I did not expect reading a text to possess the same engaging intensity. A View from the Bridge, at least, certainly exceeds expectations. From outset, the tension between the principal characters is steadily ratcheted up, culminating in the dramatic climax. Miller claims in the introduction he overhead the story,...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Drama Set text
This helped me even more than a book would have as it was easier to look up the words etc. One of Miller's classics, this play is strong and definitely reflects the Greek tragedy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Short and Simple but interesting to study., 12 Mar 2013
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I bought the book to help my daughter study the play as part of her GCSE. Arthur Miller's short play is about the conflicts of law and justice and the importance of the Code of Honour amongst Sicilian immigrants in the US - a modern Greek Tragedy it focuses on the self-destruction of the protagonist due to his incestuous love of his niece and jealousy of her lover, one of his wife's cousins. It is well written and Miller uses a lot of stage direction to bring the character's emotions to life and to illustrate how they change throughout the play through to its tragic end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wrought iron, 3 Feb 2011
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Having wached Arthur Miller's plays on stage and on screen I did not expect reading a text to possess the same engaging intensity. A View from the Bridge, at least, certainly exceeds expectations. From outset, the tension between the principal characters is steadily ratcheted up, culminating in the dramatic climax. Miller claims in the introduction he overhead the story, that it is based on real circumstances. It is not difficult to believe, and the reader is confronted, as is often the case with Miller, with asking what they might do in a similar situation? It is hard not to feel empathy for Miller's characters, even if we do not admire them, a reflection of self-criticism perhaps, and also an awareness of the feebleness of mankind. If Miller overheard it, then we all overhear stories. His talent is to render it readable, intense, charged with emotion, and beautifully crafted. An example of the last is the relationship between Eddie and his wife, in which each others' hidden thoughts are known to the other, but outwardly denied for the sake of the marriage. The predictable outcome of the play is no less powerful for it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is an excellent play - complicated characters and so well told, 10 July 2014
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This is an excellent play - complicated characters and so well told. Needs strong performances to do it justice so not for the novice society.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 9 July 2014
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good book
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 star, 26 Jun 2014
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Excellent text - clear font and paper and excellent value for money. Miller's play itself is inspiring and gives lots for young learners to draw and learn from, particularly when learning alongside the historic Greek tragedy. Personally feel there is much more positivity can be drawn from this play in contrast to say Miller's 'Death of a Salesman'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece Theatre!, 2 Jun 2014
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Wonderful to read a play that I have seen a number of times. Reading it allows one to really look at the skill with which Miller slowly, inexorably, leads to the tragedy at the end. To see the steps by which the reader/viewer is drawn in, in horror, as it reaches the inevitable conclusion. A slow motion disaster.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping!, 1 Jun 2014
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Gripping play! Couldn't put it down! A great text to read for leisure or to study for English literature exams.
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5.0 out of 5 stars english gcse, 30 May 2014
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Heres hoping my kids get a stars in their english gcse now that they have no excuse to read it..thanks for the fast delivery
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4.0 out of 5 stars made English lessons better, 6 May 2014
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Glad this play was used for my gcse English literature very enjoyable easy to read and easy to understand very good!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Received on time., 3 April 2014
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Good extra resource/point of reference. One of several pieces used in the Literacy Anthology for IGCSE. Expensive to purchase on DVD.
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