Queensland Theatre has begun the year on a high note, tackling Arthur Miller’s emotional and existential classic Death of a Salesmanas the first production of their 2019 ‘Season of Dreamers’.
Widely considered to be one of the plays that defined the 20th century, Death of a Salesmanwon the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play, as well as three Tony Awards for Best Revival, having been revived on Broadway four times as well as adapted for screen and television. The play is lauded for its timeless and universal themes, despite being set very specifically in the late 1940s.
Angie Milliken and Peter Kowitz in Queensland Theatre’s Death of a Salesman. Photo supplied
Queensland Theatre’s first preview show of Death of a Salesmanwas performed on February 10 – to the day, seventy years since the play premiered on Broadway in 1949 and 14 years since the playwright’s death in 2005.
Willy Loman was once the king of the road – a successful travelling salesman, known and welcomed and respected. Hard work and integrity earned Willy the full package – dutiful wife, two sons, the white picket fence, the...