International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Languages and Literature | Turkey | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023


The Multiple Directorial Visions of the Theatrical Text of Arthur Miller?s Play Death of a Salesman

Shireen Ahmed Khorsheed Khorsheed


Abstract: The director relies on a pre - prepared text in the completion of the artwork, and the theatrical text is one of the rich sources from which the director borrows an idea then he reformulate it creatively in a way that suits the visual medium according to a conscious and aware vision by employing the cinematic discourse tools from the elements of the cinematic language which visions and points of view differ from one director to another according to his/her cultural and intellectual perspectives in their handling of the same text. The researcher divided the study on this topic into two parts the methodological and the theoretical structure. The methodological frame included the research problem that is determined by the following question: What are the multiple directorial visions of the theatrical text on the selected adaptation films? Moreover, the importance of the research and its objectives represented in recognizing the different visions of the cinematic direction of the theatrical text. As for the theoretical framework, it was divided into two sections: the first: the directorial vision of the quoted text, and the second: the operation of the elements of the cinematic language on the theatrical script. Then the researcher came out with a set of indicators that he used as a tool and standard in analyzing the selected samples, which is the film: Volker Schlondorff?s Death of a Salesman 1985 and Asghar Farhadi?s The Salesman 2016. In order to grasp the research objective and to draw result extraction from the analysis of samples, as the most prominent of them was a new reading of the borrowed text is generated based on the multiplicity of directorial visions and the succession of times periods for the director surrounding environment. All of this had a great role in crystallizing directorial visions through being affected by society, customs and traditions, and the culture and thought it possesses. The researcher came out with the conclusions drawn from the results of the analysis and concluded the research with a list of sources and references.


Keywords: Directors, narrative movie, film theater


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,


Pages: 554 - 557


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