Death of a Salesman (Int'l)

by  Arthur Miller

Full Length Play, Drama  /  8m, 5f

Winner of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play

The story revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. Through a series of tragic soul-searching revelations of the life he has lived with his wife, his sons, and his business associates, we discover how his quest for the "American Dream" kept him blind to the people who truly loved him. A thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American theatre.

Samuel French administers the international licensing rights for DEATH OF A SALESMAN on behalf of ICM Partners, excluding the following countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Additionally, only French-language rights in Canada may be obtained through Samuel French. Applicants in the United States and Canada should visit Dramatists Play Service for more information.

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Death of a Salesman (Int'l)

by  Arthur Miller

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m, 5f
  • Accolades


    Tony, Pulitzer, From Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others.
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Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Samuel French administers the international licensing rights for this title on behalf of ICM Partners. Specific territory rules apply.



  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


8m, 5f
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)




Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller (1915- 2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. 2015 marked the centenary of his birth. His plays include The Man Who Had All the Luck (1944), All My Sons (1947), Death of A Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View From the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), A ...

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