Arthur Miller's play A View from the Bridge is a tragic masterpiece of the inexorable unravelling of a man, set in a close-knit Italian-American community in 1950s New York.
Eddie Carbone is a longshoreman and a straightforward man, with a strong sense of decency and of honour. For Eddie, it's a privilege to take in his wife's cousins, Marco and Rodolpho, straight off the boat from Italy. But, as his niece Catherine begins to fall for one of them, it's clear that it's not just, as Eddie claims, that he's too strange, too sissy, too careless for her, but that something bigger, deeper is wrong - and wrong inside Eddie, in a way he can't face. Something which threatens the happiness of their whole family.
This Penguin Classics edition includes an introduction by the author and a new foreword by actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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'Heinemann Plays' offers contemporary drama and new editions of classic plays. The series has been developed to support classroom teaching and to meet the requirements of Key Stages 3 and 4. The plays are ideal for classroom reading and performance; many have large casts and an equal mix of parts for boys and girls. Each play includes strategies and activities to introduce and use the plays in the classroom.
"A View From the Bridge" tells the story of Eddie Carbone, who agrees to shelter his wife's cousins who are seeking refuge in New York as illegal immigrants. Trouble begins when his wife's niece is attracted to Eddie's younger brother. There are 13 parts, ten of which are male and three female.Product Description:
This handy literature guide provides a thorough analysis of A View from the Bridge to help you fully understand the text. Plot and structure as well as characters and themes are explored in detail to help you prepare for the English exam.
Includes information on how you will be tested in the exam with tips, guidance an quizzes to reinforce understanding.
Contains key quotations from the text.
Helps you to fully prepare for the GCSE exam paper.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140181571