Drama: All My Sons
Based on a true story, All My Sons is a 1947 play by Arthur Miller. The play was twice been adapted for the big screen, in both 1948 and 1987. It opened on Broadway at the Coronet Theatre in New York City on January 29, 1947. Miller wrote this play after his first play, The Man Who Had All the Luck, flopped, lasting only four performances. The playwright took All My Sons as a final attempt at writing a commercially successful play;, vowing to "find some other line of work" if the play did not find an audience. Miller’s writing All My Sons often shows his great respect for the great Grecian tragedies ofAeschylus and Euripides. Miller said of watching the audience view his play: “the audience sat in silence before the unwinding of All My Sons and gasped when they should have, and I tasted that power which is reserved, I imagine, for playwrights, which is to know that by one's invention a mass of strangers has been publicly transfixed.