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Arthur Miller, a great American playwright, died Thursday night.
He is best known for »Death of a Salesman«, a play that has achieved mythic status, and for »The Crucible«, his most frequently performed play.
»Death of a Salesman« shows the tragic power of the idea of success by focusing on the life of one man and his family.
»The Crucible« replies to the oppression of McCarthyism and explores the dangers of mass hysteria in an allegory of the Salem witch trials.