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Death of a Salesman in Beijing

The Chinese production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” directed by the playwright, opened on May 7, 1983, at the Beijing People’s Art Theater, and played continuously to packed houses through the fall. The production, co-sponsored by the Center and the Chinese Theater Association, was hailed in the Chinese press as “the most significant cultural event in China since the Cultural Revolution.”
Having been performed in Chinese, the production spawned an explosive growth in contemporary vernacular theater. The recognition awarded to Arthur Miller, in turn, stimulated a renewal in his career.
Contact Info: 
The Center for U.S.-China Arts Exchange 423 West 118th Street, #1E New York, NY 10025 Tel: 212.280.4648 Email: us_china_arts(at)
Type of Exchange: 
Beijing People’s Art Theater
Chinese Theater Association
United States-China Arts Exchange
Participants (Types): 
Writer, Playwright, Director, Actors, Artists, Art Patrons, Television Crew
Exchange Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 1980 to Saturday, May 7, 1983
New York, Beijing, Kansas City
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