Friday, April 9, 2010

Attention Must Be Paid

Death of a Salesman is a really terrific piece of work by Arthur Miller. I admire it so much and am so heartbroken by the failures and disappointments of the Loman family.

Kids, however, don't seem to like it that much. I think it's because DOAS is not a young person's play. You have to at least be Biff's age to get the emotional impact, I think.

So, instead of reading the whole thing, we're watching the film version starring Dustin Hoffman, and the kids are reading some other plays as choice texts. This was a great idea, except now I have to be super familiar with those other plays. I'll be reading a lot this weekend.

1 comment:

LH said...

That play makes me so sad!