The Price Author:Arthur Miller Arthur Miller — THE PRICE — In his newest work for the theatre, Arthur Miller returns to a family situation; a meeting of two brothers - one a successful surgeon, the other an ordinary policeman - brought together after many years by the need to dispose of their parents' property. The confrontation leads them to examine the events and quality of ... more »their lives and finally to a dramatization of two attitudes toward existence.« less
A tale of two brothers, somewhat estrangedone a policeman, the other a surgeonselling off the old folks furnishings that have languored in an attic for decades. Act one reminds me of the wry wit of Neil Simon as the policeman tries to deal with a ancient Jewish appraiser. Act two gets serious when the surgeon shows up and they try to reestablish their relationship. Permeating these scenes is the policeman's marital strife. So, I guess that there is something for everyone in this play.