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A View From the Bridge Lesson Plan

Introduction to A View From the Bridge

A View from the Bridge, with its controversial subject matter and notes of Greek tragedy, is one of Arthur Miller’s most famous plays. Miller wrote the play’s first version in 1955 as a short, one-act drama paired with A Memory of Two Mondays. This version employed ample free verse and ended with Eddie’s dying in Catherine’s arms while kissing her for the first time. When this version garnered largely negative reviews, Miller revised it to be the two-act version most know today, expanding the female characters, altering Eddie’s death scene, and changing the speeches to prose writing. This version was largely successful at its premiere in London, despite some protests against its...

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