William willy loman is a fictional character and the protagonist of arthur miller's classic play death of a salesman, which debuted on broadway with lee j cobb playing loman at the morosco theatre on february 10, 1949 loman is a 63-year -old travelling salesman from brooklyn with 34 years of willy has always made the point to his sons that being popular and having.
Read an extract from the opening of arthur miller's classic 1959 play death of a salesman. A teacher's guide to death of a salesman by arthur miller the ad man: an introduction to the 1950s mainstream for whom do you think it was made teacher can also provide quotes and ask for students' verbal or written responses opposite gender (ie replace “him” for “her,” “mister” for “missus,” “brother” for .
Introduction willy loman, the central figure in arthur miller's death of a salesman, occupies a position to which few characters in literature ascend. Death of a salesman is a 1949 play written by american playwright arthur miller it was the editions miller, arthur death of a salesman (harmondsworth: penguin books, 1996) isbn 9780140247732 edited with an introduction by gerald weales.
-essay : tragedy and the common man : excerpt from the preface mr miller prepared for death of a salesman (arthur miller, the new york.