loading

1-866-598-8449

Customer Service available Mon - Fri 9am to 9pm EST Sat & Sun 1pm to 8pm EST

Creation of the World and Other Business, The - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Creation of the World and Other Business, The

Arthur Miller

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

8m, 1f

ISBN: 9780822202493

An important and remarkable play by a master dramatist which, with eloquence and compassionate humor, goes to the very roots of human guilt and responsibility: the Biblical struggle between God and Lucifer, with Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel as their pawns.

More Information Below:

Description | Characters | Author
$9.00
DPS Acting Edition

This item is not in stock, but you aren't out of luck!

Let us know if you need it! We'll notify you once it is available.

Before adding items to your notifications list, please create an account or log-in.


Licensing available for professional groups only. Some restrictions apply.


Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Faith-based

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Dividing his play into "three questions on the human dilemma," the author begins with a charming and gently humorous retelling of Adam and Eve (and God) in the Garden of Eden. After their expulsion from paradise, Eve gives birth to Cain, watched over by a scheming Lucifer—who seeks to share the power of a God now angered by the errant ways of his creations. In the concluding portion of the play, with mounting dramatic intensity, Cain kills his brother, Abel, and is sent out as a wanderer, as the final dilemma is explored: "When every man wants justice, why does he go on creating injustice?" Throughout the action, which alternates scenes of sprightly humor with absorbing confrontations between God and Lucifer and God and his fallible creations, the striking pertinence of the play becomes ever more clear. It is a parable for our time, and all time, rich with philosophic insights and alive with vivid theatricality.

"…the sparkle, intellectual bite and stimulating impact that a new dissertation on an ageless subject should have." - Variety

"…Miller is reaching for new insights into the human dilemma…" - Cue Magazine

"…imagination and an unexpected vein of humor…" - NY Post

The Creation of the World and Other Business premiered on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre in November of 1972 under the direction of Gerald Freedman.
Characters

CASTING

8m, 1f

ADAM
GOD
EVE
CHEMUEL - the Angel of Mercy
RAPHAEL - an angel
AZRAEL - the Angel of Death
LUCIFER
CAIN
ABEL
Author
Now Playing
Loading
Producer
City
State
Opening
Closing

You May Also Like

See all

Customers Also Bought