Death of a Salesman

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Various venues

Until Sat Jun 2 2012

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  • Death of a Salesman

    Photograph: Brigitte Lacombe

    Ethel Barrymore Theatre. By Arthur Miller. Dir. Mike Nichols. With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Linda Emond, Andrew Garfield. 2hrs 45mins. One intermission.

    Death of a Salesman
  • Death of a Salesman

    Photograph: Brigitte Lacombe

    Ethel Barrymore Theatre. By Arthur Miller. Dir. Mike Nichols. With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Linda Emond, Andrew Garfield. 2hrs 45mins. One intermission.

    Death of a Salesman
  • Death of a Salesman

    Photograph: Brigitte Lacombe

    Ethel Barrymore Theatre. By Arthur Miller. Dir. Mike Nichols. With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Linda Emond, Andrew Garfield. 2hrs 45mins. One intermission.

    Death of a Salesman
  • Death of a Salesman

    Photograph: Brigitte Lacombe

    Ethel Barrymore Theatre. By Arthur Miller. Dir. Mike Nichols. With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Linda Emond, Andrew Garfield. 2hrs 45mins. One intermission.

    Death of a Salesman
  • Death of a Salesman

    Photograph: Brigitte Lacombe

    Ethel Barrymore Theatre. By Arthur Miller. Dir. Mike Nichols. With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Linda Emond, Andrew Garfield. 2hrs 45mins. One intermission.

    Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

Photograph: Brigitte Lacombe

Ethel Barrymore Theatre. By Arthur Miller. Dir. Mike Nichols. With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Linda Emond, Andrew Garfield. 2hrs 45mins. One intermission.

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If you need only one reason to go see this fantastic play, it boils down to this: seeing Philip Seymour Hoffman on stage is an unforgettable experience. He is simply LIFELIKE - his acting is so fine and nuanced that you simply forget he is an actor after a few minutes. The rest of the cast is amazing too and the flashbacks give them a chance to display very different facets of their respective characters. I particularly enjoyed the Bernard character who went from background appearances to playing a critical role in the story's final resolution. Andrew Garfield - who played Eduardo in "the network" - was overall great (the fight at home scene!!!) but there were a couple of times where I felt he did not hit the right note (for example when he breaks into tears). That said, he is without a doubt a very gifted actor at the beginning of a promising career. The play although set in the 1940s felt incredibly contemporary. The tape recorder scene in particular serves as an interesting example that our society's obsession with gadgets and technology has deeper roots than we think. I guess that's why it's become a classic after all... Timelessness. I am clearly partial to stories that explore the interplay between reality and dream worlds (yes, that makes me a big fan of Terry Gilliam's movies). In "Death of a Salesman", reality distortion is there at every step... Come to think about it, is it about how dreams distort reality or is it about how reality distorts dreams - and the American Dream... Finally if after all of this you still need one more reason to see this play... for the celebrity-obsessed (not my case!) this is a place where you are likely to bump into your fair share of A-listers... Matt Damon was in the audience last night!