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Study Guide for Teachers

Study Guide for Teachers

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DEATH OF A SALESMANStudy Guide for Teachers
The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
World-Class Theatre in the Heart of Vermont 
703 Main Street, Weston, VT 05161www.westonplayhouse.org
The 2010 WPTC Teacher’s Workshop and the School Matineeand Touring Production is made possible in part by grants from:
The Bay and Paul FoundationsMountain Room FoundationNational Endowment for the ArtsThe Shubert FoundationThe Vermont Country Store and The Orton Family Vermont Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities
With additional contributions from:
Black River ProduceBerkshire Bank Clark’s Quality FoodsPrice Chopper’s Golub Foundation
Ezra Jack Keats FoundationOkemo Mountain ResortThrifty Attic
…and an ever growing family of individuals who believe in theimpact that the performing arts can have on its community.
This Teachers Study Guide was compiled and edited by Rena Murman. Credit and thanks to thefollowing theatres for materials used or referenced from study guides created for 
Death of aSalesman
: Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN; Kennedy Center, Washington, DC; Lyric Theatre,London; Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, Edinburgh; Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT.
© 2010 Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational andcultural institution. WPTC Performance Guides may be duplicated at no charge for educational purposes only. They may not be sold or used in other publications withoutthe express written consent of the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company.
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Study Guide for Teachers
Introduction 4Interview with Director Steve Stettler 5The Playwright 7Arthur Miller in his own words 9Inspiration for Death of a Salesman 10Writing Death of a Salesman 11The Characters 12Synopsis 14The Setting 15Themes 17Motifs 18Style, Structure, Form 19Literary Connections 21CURRICULUM MATERIALS 22Before the Play 22Questions for the Play Reader: An Act by Act Guide 23Questions for After Attending a Performance 24Delving Deeper 25Writing Topics 25Activities for Further Exploration 26Quotes from Death of a Salesman 27Bibliography

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