A man is a jellyfish. The tide goes in and the tide goes out. About what happens to him, a man has very little to say.
Everything David Beeves touches turns to gold. He has a beautiful home and a loving wife, loyal friends and a thriving business. But as those around him trip and fall, David struggles to understand his fate. What if his Midas touch, like the flip of a coin or the pull of the tide, is nothing more than good luck?
The Man Who Had All the Luck was Arthur Miller's first play to be produced, premiering in New York in November 1944. Searching philosophical and vehemently political, in intimates so much that will take centre-stage in his better-known work for decades to come.
This edition was published to coincide with the revival at the King's Head Theatre, London, in September 2015 in Miller's centenary year.
Arthur Miller was born on 17 October 1915 in Harlem, New York City. He was arguably the greatest American playwright of the twentieth century, his work including plays such as All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1949), The Crucible (1953), and A View from the Bridge (1955). In addition to the plays, his many other books included fiction, essays and the autobiography Time Bends. He died in 2005 at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut.