A View from the Bridge
America's greatest playwright weaves "a vivid, crackling, idiomatic psychosexual horror tale." Frank Rich, The New York Times"[In Arthur Miller's plays] we find the true compassion and catharsis that are as essential to our society as water and fire and babies and air. . . . Miller awakened in me the taste for all that must be-the empathy and love for the least of us, out of which bursts a gratitude for the poetry of his characters and the greatness of their creator."
In A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller explores the intersection between one man's self-delusion and the brutal trajectory of fate. Eddie Carbone is a Brooklyn longshoreman, a hard-working man whose life has been soothingly predictable. He hasn't counted on the arrival of two of his wife's relatives, illegal immigrants from Italy; nor has he recognized his true feelings for his beautiful niece, Catherine. And in due course, what Eddie doesn't knowabout her, about life, about his own heartwill have devastating consequences.
"The play has moments of intense power. . . . Miller plays on the audience with the skill of a master." Clive Barnes, New York Post
-Philip Seymour Hoffman, from the Foreword
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