A View from the Bridge
One of Arthur Miller's most popular plays.
From the Brooklyn Bridge, Miller looks down on the busy port of Red Hook and gives us a truthful illumination of the lives of the immigrant dock workers scratching an existence in the ghetto, separated from the affluence of Manhattan, just along the river, where the fortunate live ‘The American Dream’.
This story of Eddie Carbone, his family and neighbours and is based on a real-life incident that took place in the early 1950's but its themes are as relevant today as then: integration and social tensions of mass immigration; homophobia; corruption; repressed sexual desires; honour and manhood – and that’s just for starters.
In its setting, Eddie’s story may be seen as a tragedy of the common man but its timeless messages apply to all mankind; we cannot help but identify with him as he makes his inexorable descent into loss of self and violence.
Director: Vanessa Comer
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