Thursday, September 20, 2007
In 1948, Arthur Miller built a white clapboard cabin in Roxbury, Connecticut, specifically as a base in which to write Death of a Salesman, even though he had never built anything similar in his life (he said the hardest part was putting up the roof rafters by himself). As he built, he put together the play in his mind, although he did also make use of his desk, an old recycled door. Here he is pictured above in a photo with slighly unsettling perspective taken by Inge Morath. More details about the shed and the play in a great, but quite long, article by The New Yorker's John Lahr here.
Posted by alex johnson at 12:30 PM