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“The Crucible.” “All My Sons.” “After The Fall.” And, of course, “Death of a Salesman.”

Is there another collection of plays that sees so clearly into the fragility and occasional nobility of the American soul? We think not. In case you missed it, the man who wrote all those plays, Arthur Miller, died last Friday at age 89.

One of the great experiences we’ve ever had in the theater was when Dustin Hoffman played Willy Loman in 1983 on Broadway in “Death of a Salesman.” You could feel the pain of a man reaching for significance. Great writing fused with a great performance. Just remarkable…and moving beyond words.

We should all have such an impact.
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