After the Fall Author:Arthur Miller Few plays in the history of the American theatre have aroused more controversy. When it was first produced, audiences all over the world were transfixed by Miller's extraordinary portrait of the beautiful, tormented Maggie in which they saw a reflection of Miller's own personal life with Marilyn Monroe. With the passage of time, however, it ha... more »s become increasingly apparent that the real greatness of the play lies in Miller's portrait of Quentin, contemporary everyman and self-confessed murderer of love and faith. Lost in the modern wasteland of the spirit, Quentin struggles desperately to recover his lost innocence. He cries out with an anguish and passion which audiences all over the world have recognized as their own.« less
Pseudo-memoir of author's marriage to Marilyn Monroe and his involvement with the House Unamerican Activities Committee in the 1960s. Told through the thoughts of the main character, Quentin, a lawyer who is to defend another lawyer who is to appear before the HUAC and who intends to name names: not unlike his own experience in the Hollywood realm. Quentin has been married and divorced, remarries to a Marilyn Monroe type character (who dies under similar circumstances), and has a third wife waiting in the wings. Rather controversial and recondite in spots with a dearth of scenery and props. While Quentin interacts with the characters in his mind, he addresses his thoughts predominately an invisible âListener.â Definitely not for the casual reader.