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Playwrights Tony Kushner and Steven Dietz Discuss Legacy of Arthur Miller

 

On Thursday, October 18, 2007, playwrights Tony Kushner and Steven Dietz discussed the legacy of American playwright Arthur Miller in the Jessen Auditorium at The University of Texas at Austin, in connection with the Ransom Center Galleries fall 2007 exhibition, Rehearsing the American Dream: Arthur Miller’s Theater.

Tony Kushner is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner and the author of such works as Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes and Homebody/Kabul, and Caroline, Or Change. Steven Dietz has written the acclaimed plays Lonely Planet and God’s Country and is Professor of Theatre at The University of Texas at Austin. Kushner is also the editor of the Library of America’s first volume of Miller’s collected works.

At the event, the two distinguished playwrights discussed Arthur Miller’s continuing influence and relevance as an artist, activist, and intellectual. Kushner spoke about meeting Miller in the last years of Miller’s life and of rediscovering Miller’s work as Kushner matured as a writer.

The Ransom Center Galleries exhibition, Rehearsing the American Dream: Arthur Miller’s Theater, runs through December 30, 2007.

Tony Kushner tours the Ransom Center

Playwright Tony Kushner tours the Ransom Center with Curator of Exhibition Cathy Henderson, Associate Curator of Performing Arts Helen Adair, and Professor of Theatre Charlotte Canning.

 

Tony Kushner and Steven Dietz

Kushner speaks about Arthur Miller with Professor of
Theatre Steven Dietz.

 

Kushner signs books
Kushner signs books follwing his discussion with
Steven Dietz.