After graduating from high school in 1932, Miller began working in an automobile parts warehouse in hopes of earning enough money to attend college. It was after reading Dostoevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov that Arthur Miller decided he wanted to become a writer. In the fall of 1934 Miller entered the University of Michigan where he began his study of journalism. During his years there he won several awards for his playwriting. In 1938, after earning a degree in English, Miller returned to New York.
Neil Simon's life is depicted in his characters and themes of his play, The Odd Couple. Marvin Neil Simon was born in the Bronx on July 4, 1927. His father, Irving, was a salesman in Manhattan's garment district; his mother Mamie worked in Gimbel's department store. The family moved to Washington Heights, in northern Manhattan, when Simon was young. Irving was an errant husband who occasionally abandoned the family altogether, leaving Mamie, a frustrated and bitter women, alone to deal with Neil and his older brother Danny.
When World War II ended, he moved to New York City and found his first job as a Broadway gypsy in Call Me Mister (1948), where he met his first wife, Mary Ann Niles, another dancer. They married in 1947 in Chicago and pu... ... middle of paper ... ...echnical honors (Gottfried). Fosse returned to Broadway in 1986. Fosse presented his last musical, Big Deal, inspired by the 1956 Italian crime caper comedy Big Deal on Madonna Street with his return. Considering to write the book himself and pick the music from 1930s and 1940s standards, Fosse taking full control resulted in failure of the show after only seventy showings (Gottfried).
Fitzgerald's mother, Mary McQuillan, was the daughter of an Irish immigrant who became wealthy as a wholesale grocer in St. Paul. They were both Catholics. Edward Fitzgerald failed as a manufacturer of wicker furniture in St. Paul, and he became a salesman for Procter & Gamble in upstate New York. After he was dismissed in 1908, when his son was twelve, the family returned to St. Paul and lived comfortably on Mollie Fitzgerald's inheritance. Fitzgerald attended the St. Paul Academy; his first writing to appear in print was a detective story in the school newspaper when he was thirteen.
During the Second World War Miller moved to New York where he began writing plays. A View from the bridge was written in 1955, it was partly based on the idea that his parents were both immigrants into the United States. When writing the play Miller was trying to create a real life story, concerning a tragedy of ordinary people. In the late 1940’s Miller became interested in the workers of New York’s Brooklyn Harbour, which was where he had previously worked. Writing this play allowed him to express his feelings towards poorly paid workers; most of whom were immigrants.
English Coursework A view From the Bridge-Arthur Miller -Discuss the ways in which Alferi’s opening speech prepares the audience for what is to come in the play A View from The Bridge. Arthur Miller was born on October 17th,1915 in new York city with both of his parents being immigrants into the united States. His father’s success with his clothing manufacturing business made the family live well untill the American economy collasped and Arthur Miller had to be employed as a warehouseman in order to pay his school feel at Michigan university in 1934 where he studied Economics and history. In university playwriting became his primary ambition which led him to earn his living from journalism and writing radio scripts in 1938 after graduating. During World War Two he also worked as a shipfitter for two years in the Brooklyn Navy Shipyard, where a near majority of workers were Italian and where Miller made connections with their family centered concerns.
Miller started his studies at the University of Michigan, from where he graduated in journalism and worked as a reporter and night editor for the student paper, the Michigan Daily. During this time, he wrote his first play, No Villain. Miller switched his major to English, and subsequently won the Avery Hopwood Award for No Villain. With this award Miller became renowned subsequently, he begun to consider that he could have a career as a playwright. Miller decided to enroll in a playwriting seminar where he met Kenneth Rowe, a very influential professor who instructed him in his early forays into playwriting.
The theme was also displayed when Eddie... ... middle of paper ... ...me of letting go has been clearly shown to the reader. It tells of how it is better to let something we love so dearly go than to hold on to it and restrict its freedom. In the play Eddie was holding on Catherine so dearly that she and her new boyfriend were unable to attain a happy relationship. He claims he wanted the best for her such as working in “lawyer’s office” or having a “better class of people” as her husband. He did not realize that his standard of best was attainable for her and only wanted her for himself.
Her crush for Edward seems to be short-lived, due to the news of Lucy’s secret engagement to him. At first, Elinor perseveres through her emotion by her strong sense of self-control. Although upon the rumor of their official marriage, Elinor breaks and shows the readers that she does indeed have the capability to have a deep infatuation with someone. Elinor keeps her faith to Edward, and discovers that the marriage never actually happened, so her devotion rewarded the two with a marriage of ensuing happiness. Comparatively, Marriane displays the notion of sensibility within the novel, having an outlook on relationships dictated by passion and feeling rather than logic.
A year later Williams entered the University of Missouri but in 1932 he withdrew and took a job at the shoe factory where his father held a job as a sales manager. In 1935 Williams returned to college and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1938. Williams had begun writing plays while attending the University of Missouri and after his graduation he had supported himself doing a variety of small jobs. In 1939 he won a national drama award for a group of plays called American Blues. Williams achieved his first great stage success with The Glass Menagerie, which was produced in New York City in 1945.