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Death of a Salesman

Act 1



Basics

Show Type
Genders
  • : 1
  • : 1
Age Ranges
  • Mature Adult
Style
Period
Time/Place
Brooklyn, 1940s
Act/Scene
Act 1

Scene Context

Willy Loman is a travelling salesman in his sixties. Unexpectedly, he has returned home shortly

Scene Text

Start: Linda: Willy?

Willy: It's alright, I came back.

Linda: Why, what happened? [slight pause] Did something happen, Willy?

End: Willy: The dealer refused to believe there was eighty thousand miles on it. Heh! Close your eyes, I'll be right up.

Arthur Miller. Death of a Salesman Penguin: New York, 1961 pp.8-13