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Martine, James J.

Overview
Works: 121 works in 211 publications in 1 language and 5,275 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  History  Bio-bibliography  Bibliography  Biography  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3525.I5156, 812.52
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Most widely held works by James J Martine
Critical essays on Arthur Miller by James J Martine( Book )

11 editions published between 1900 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews and criticism of such Miller plays as Death of a Salesman, An Enemy of the People, The Crucible, and After the Fall are presented, as well as brief essays on his short stories
American novelists, 1910-1945 by James J Martine( Book )

18 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains biographical sketches of the men and women who have done their most important work in the novel during the period from 1910-1945
Critical essays on Eugene O'Neill by James J Martine( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crucible : politics, property, and pretense by James J Martine( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1953 premiere of The Crucible confirmed Arthur Miller's reputation as one of America's most important and serious playwrights as it underscored the earlier success of Miller's Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Death of a Salesman. While dealing with the 1692 witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, The Crucible reveals Miller's concern with issues of individual conscience and guilt by association - issues that were manifest in the social and political problems of his own time. The drama is both a historical play of 17th-century colonial America and a parable about the communist witch-hunts in the United States of the 1950s. Miller uses the moral absolutism of Puritan Salem to parallel the infamous congressional hearings led by Senator Joseph McCarthy. The events which frame Miller's tragic drama are separated by some two hundred and sixty years, but are joined by circumstances where elements of disparate societies seek only evidence of guilt and ignore or suppress all evidence to suggest otherwise. With universal themes that transcend time and place, including national borders, The Crucible remains one of the most often produced American plays worldwide. In The Crucible: Politics, Property, and Pretense, James J. Martine extends his analysis beyond the standard critical appraisals that compare the drama's setting only to the time in which it was written - the McCarthy era. Martine examines in detail Miller's historical sources and the ways in which he adapted this material to his contemporary audience. Martine suggests the play should be "read" within a variety of contexts, that is, as a product of and reaction to the McCarthy era, as a milestone in the development of Miller's work, as an exemplar of the genre of tragedy, as part of the tradition of American theatre, and as a basis for later adaptations. in his discussion, Martine considers both the written text and the play as public performance. He examines the play's settings, props, and exits and entrances, and draws attention to the various ways in which Miller built these directions about the play's performance into the written text. Martine argues convincingly that The Crucible should not be approached as a monochromatic written text as it often has been, but as a multifaceted performance text. His study includes photographs of a contemporary staged production, in addition to commentary on Robert Ward's Pulitzer prize-winning opera based on Miller's drama. Martine's multi-leveled exploration enables the reader to understand and thus appreciate The Crucible and Arthur Miller more fully
Fred Lewis Pattee & American literature by James J Martine( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American novelists( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Adamic - Vardis Fisher( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scott Fitzgerald - O.E. Rölvaag( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mari Sandoz - Stark Young( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American novelists, 1910-1945( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American novelists : 1910-1945( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary authors : bibliopgraphical series( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American novelists, 1910-1945( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American novelists, 1910-1945( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of Literary Biography( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in Undetermined and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American novelists : 1910 - 1945 by James J Martine( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary authors / Bibliographical series by Ronald Baughman( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American novelists : 1910-1945( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American novelists, 1910 - 1945( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Critical essays on Arthur Miller
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The crucible : politics, property, and pretense