Premium Content Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman' Exemplifies how Careful Attention to the Linguistic Features of a Play tell us all we need to know about Performance
By Kerri Margaret Scullion - Reid - May 04, 2003
A thorough analysis of the linguistic features of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman (1949) will illustrate how, for a conscientious reader, all we need to know about performance is supplied within the written text. Focusing on the dramatist's use of preference structure, silence and the turn-taking mechanism, will reveal that all the vital…
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