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Christopher Bigsby

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Christopher Bigsby is Professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia and Director of the Arthur Miller Institute. A friend and former student of Arthur Miller, he was allowed unique access to his papers for his biography.

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2011

Monday, 28 February 2011

Backed by popular demand, Christopher Bigsby returned to JBW to talk to us about Arthur Miller from 1962 – the year of Marilyn’s death – to that of the playwright’s own in 2005. He shed new light on his complexities, his politics, his growing awareness of the impact of Holocaust and the way he not only captured a changing America, but helped to change it.

Christopher Bigsby is Professor of American Studies at UEA and Director of the Arthur Miller Institute. His two volume biography of Arthur Miller is regarded as definitive.

2010

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Access to previously undisclosed papers proved a gold mine to captivating storyteller Christopher Bigsby. In his masterly biography, he relates how Miller survived the Great Depression, WW2, McCarthyism, marriage to Marilyn Monroe, and became the writer of such  extraordinary plays and film scripts.

Christopher Bigsby is Professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia and Director of the Arthur Miller Institute. A friend and former student of Arthur Miller, he was allowed unique access to his papers for his biography.

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Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.