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ENGL 203 Contemporary American Drama -- Professor Blood: Library Session November 13, 2018

Evaluating Sources

Group 1   Article 1 "Bullets Over Broadway," by Jeremy McCarter      Article 2  "An Anti-social Socialist: A Critical Reading of Arthur Miller’s 'Death of a Salesman,'" by Kaveh Khodambashi Emami

Group 2   Article 1 "From Signing to Strangling: Arthur Miller and the National Security State," by Jeffreu Clapp    Article 2 "The Unseriousness of Arthur Miller," by Robert Brustein

Group 3   Article 1 "It's Gloves-off Time for an Angry Arthur Miller," by Bruce Weber     Article 2 "Arthur Miller's Sojourn in the Heartland," by David Radavich

Group 4   Article 1 "A Nation of Willy Lomans," by Sam Tanenhaus        Article 2 "A.A. Ammons and Arthur Miller: Unexpected Metaphysical Connections," by George P. Castellitto

Group 5   Article 1 "Arthur Miller and the Art of the Possible," by Steven R. Centola     Article 2 "Lives in Limbo," by John Lahr

Group 6   Article 1 "To See Feelingly: Moral (In)Sight in Arthur Miller's Homely Girl, A Life and Broken Glass," by Thomas P. Adler     Article 2 "Hard Sell," by John Lahr

Group 7   Article 1  "Resurrection of a Salesman," by Kevin D. Williamson       Article 2 "From Honors at Dawn to Death of a Salesman: Marxism and the Early Plays of Arthur Miller," by Helge Normann Nilsen "

Group 8   Article 1 "Family Dreams in Death of a Salesman," by Irving Jacobson       Article 2 "A Wisconsin Tragedy" by Terry Teachout

Group 9   Article 1 "A Cross to Bear," by Michael Portillo       Article 2 "Arthur Miller: Public Issues, Private Tensions," by Robert A. Martin

Group 10   Article 1 "Undying Salesman," by David Klinghoffer       Article 2 "Compromise as Bad Faith: Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge and William Inge's Come Back, Little Sheba," by Steven R. Centola

Group 11    Article 1 "Arthur Miller's Focus: The First American Novel of the Holocaust?" by David R. Mesher    Article 2 "Forbidden Love," by Timothy Ramsden

Group 12    Article 1 "No Vital Signs of Life Six Feel Under the Fall," by John Heilpern"        Article 2 "Death of a Salesman as Psychomachia," by D.L. Hoeveler

Searching for scholarly articles and books

Use MLA and/or Jstor to find two scholarly journal articles on these plays:


Group 1 Disgraced, by Ayad Akhtar

Group 2 Water by the Spoonful, by Quiara Alegra Hudes

Group 3 Topdog/Underdog, by Suzan Lori Parks

Group 4 I Am My Own Wife, by Doug Wright

Group 5 Next to Normal, by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt

Group 6 Wit, by Margaret Edson

Group 7 Yellow Face, by David Henry Hwang

Group 8 The Flick, by Annie Baker

Group 9 The Laramie Project, by Moises Kaufman & the Tectonic Theatre Project

Group 10 Fun Home, by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron

Group 11 In the Heights, by Lin Manuel Miranda and Quiara Hudes

Group 12 August: Osage County, by Tracy Letts

Group 13 Sweat, by Lynn Nottage


Use this GoogleDoc to record what your group finds about the play assigned to you.

After you have found two scholarly journal articles, use one of these databases to find 2 reviews of your play, or other non-scholarly but reputable articles about your play:

National Newspapers Premier

InfoTrac Newsstand

Academic Search Complete