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The optimism of tragedy by Anne-Katrin Titze

Rebecca Miller‬ on her father in the Touching The Flame chapter on Joseph McCarthy and Elia Kazan in Arthur Miller: Writer: "He was very distressed by the way that Kazan had been so villainised by the whole situation. I think he really understood his plight, you know."

In the final installment of my conversation with Rebecca Miller on her documentary Arthur Miller: Writer we discuss family, wisdom and why "tragedy is more optimistic than comedy" for her and her father. Plays according to Arthur Miller are never finished but abandoned as you get nearer to the hidden meaning. It is really all about "approaching the unwritten, the unspoken and the unspeakable. The closer you get the more [there is] life to it."

Rebecca Miller on Arthur Miller's Timebends: A Life: "That's a wonderful book and I hope people will go back to that book." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

In 2017, Rebecca Miller appeared

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