Arthur Millers famous autobiographical drama takes place inside the
tortured mind of a 40-year- old lawyer. Quentin is haunted by his
disastrous affair with a needy sex symbol - a character rumored to
be based on Marilyn Monroe, Millers second wife.
Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was arguably the most important playwright of the twentieth century whose oeuvre includes novels, screenplays, essays and an autobiography. Besides individual play editions, six volumes of his plays and a volume of his theatre essays are published by Methuen Drama. Brenda Murphy is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Conneticut. She has served as President of the American Theatre and Drama Society and published extensively on modern American drama.
Arthur Miller: 1915-2005 Plot Commentary: The aesthetic context, The autobiographical and social context, Themes, Characters, Productions Further Reading AFTER THE FALL Notes Questions for Further Study.