Salesman Willy Loman is in a crisis. He's about to lose his job, he can't pay his bills, and his sons Biff and Happy don't respect him and can't seem to live up to their potential. He wonders what went wrong and how he can make things up to his family. Written by
Its passion cannot be overstated. Its power must not be overlooked.
Did You Know?
In the earliest version of the play, Arthur Miller
wrote that Willy Loman was insulted when he overheard someone call him a "shrimp" but changed it to "walrus" when the bulky Lee J. Cobb
was cast in the role in the Broadway premiere in 1947. When Dustin Hoffman
took the part in the revival, Miller changed the script to include the original line. See more
When Willy comes out of his flashback in the bathroom of Frank's Chop House, the close up shot shows a drink on the toilet seat. When the shot shifts behind the entering waiter, the drink is gone. See more
Harold 'Happy' Loman
I'm gettin' married, Pop.
Go to sleep, dear.