Arthur Miller - All My Sons

Miller wrote All My Sons as a final attempt at writing a commercially successful play; he vowed to “find some other line of work” if the play did not find an audience. It is based upon a true story. It was a success in 1947 and ran until 1949. Henrik Ibsen’s influence on Miller is evidenced from the Ibsen play The Wild Duck in the theme of two partners in business where one is forced to take moral and legal responsibility for the other. For his criticism of the American Dream Arthur Miller was summoned before the House Un-American Activities Committee during the 1950s.