Beat the Clock

Arthur Miller's The American Clock is a kind of WPA mural for the stage, presenting a vast panorama of desperation and survival during the Great Depression. The play is structured around a New York family, the Baums, who, like Miller's own clan, descended from upper-middle-class comfort to genteel poverty after the 1929 stock market crash.

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