2016 Reading List #45: The Creation of the World and Other Business, by Arthur Miller

As I said it my last post, I broke my pattern of reading Miller’s collected plays in threes to add this fourth selection because I was curious about it. The Creation of the World and Other Business is a modernized telling of the events in the Garden of Eden, and I couldn’t really ignore the chance to see how Miller would tell the story.

It wasn’t my favorite play ever, but it was fun to see Miller do something that veers closer to comedy than many of his other works. Seeing God, Adam, and Eve talk in very contemporary ways is jarring and enjoyable, though I’m not really sure I understand what Miller hoped to accomplish with this play.

Ah, well. Onto the next one, I suppose!

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