News that Arthur Miller had passed away late last evening saddened me greatly. I was first turned onto Miller's play The Crucible in 11th grade by my English teacher (ironically named McCarthy!) and I immersed myself into the work. Miller is my favorite playwright outside of the Greeks and Shakespeare. Getting to act out The Crucible in high school, and Death of A Salesman in college was an honor. With the current climate in our country, The Crucible is one of our most important pieces of literature now more than ever.
NPR has a piece up online about Miller's passing.