Arthur Miller (1915-2005)was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays includeAll My Sons(1947), Death of a Salesman(1949), The Crucible(1953), A View from the BridgeandA Memory of Two Mondays(1955), After the Fall(1963), Incident at Vichy(1964), The Price(1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business(1972) andThe American Clock(1980). He also wrote two novels, Focus(1945), andThe Misfits, which was filmed in 1960, and the text forIn Russia(1969), Chinese Encounters(1979), andIn the Country(1977), three books of photographs by his wife, Inge Morath. His later work included a memoir, Timebends(1987); the playsThe Ride Down Mt. Morgan(1991), The Last Yankee(1993), Broken Glass(1994), andMr. Peter's Connections(1999);Echoes Down the Corridor: Collected Essays, 1944 2000; andOn Politics and the Art of Acting(2001). He twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and in 1949 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Miller was the recipient of the National Book Foundation s 2001 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Prince of Asturias Award for Letters in 2002, and the Jerusalem Prize in 2003. Christopher W. E. Bigsbyis a professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia. He edited the Penguin Classics editions of Miller'sThe Crucible, Death of a Salesman, andAll My Sons."