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After the Fall

Genre Drama
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Playwright Arthur Miller
 
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Type Full Length
Status Available (?This work is currently available for application in Australia and New Zealand subject to our standard Terms of Use.)
Setting/Staging Flexible Set; Extras required for cast

Short Synopsis

As Howard Taubman outlines the play: "At the outset Quentin emerges, moves forward and seats himself on the edge of the stage and begins to talk, like a man confiding in a friend. In the background are key figures in his life, and they move in and out of his narrative. The narration shades into scenes, little and big. They are revelations and illuminations. They remind Quentin of an awkward young girl whom he made proud of herself. They bring the tortured image of his mother's death and another of his mother's fury with his father, who lost all in trying to save a floundering business. They crisscross through his relations with a number of women—the first wife who wanted to be a separate person, the second who drove him into a separateness and a possible third who knew, as a German raised in a furnace of concentration camps, that 'survival can be hard to bear.' These intertwining images bring back the memories of inquisition when men were asked to name names of those who had joined with them in a communism that they mistook for a better future…AFTER THE FALL is a pain-wracked drama; it is also Mr. Miller's maturest…For to sit in Mr. Miller's theater is to be in an adult world concerned with a search that cuts to the bone."

The initial offering of New York's Lincoln Center Repertory Theater. A powerful and moving study of a contemporary man struggling to come to terms with himself and his world by probing back into the revealing and often painful events of his past. "Rejoice that Arthur Miller is back with a play worthy of his mettle." —NY Times. "A beautiful, remarkable play." —NY World-Telegram & Sun. "…strong, moving, and perceptive…" —NY Post.     

Casting Information

Total: 23
Male: 12
Female: 11

Rates and Fees

Royalty Fees

Fee: from A$133.00 to A$187.00 per performance

Other Fees

Scripts: from A$16.32 per script; click here for further information.

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