Arthur Miller’s Mirror to a Marriage

Red Rope Theatre are touring a revival of Arthur Miller’s Two-Way Mirror, a double-bill of short plays – one of which, featuring actress Rebecca Robson, is said to have been loosely inspired by the playwright’s famous ex-wife. Jeremy O’Brien reviewed it for The Stage.

“In the second, Some Kind of Love Story, a deluded private eye, who fears he is going downhill, tries to persuade an attractive hooker to help him solve a case that has puzzled him for years. In her turn, she attempts to hold onto him by keeping him guessing while also seeking the affection denied her in the past.

The parallel with the Miller-Monroe marriage is plain to see, although both plot and players are entities in their own right, rather than just a reflection on one of the most famous American marriages of all time.”

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