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Panel: “Death of a Salesman” is the most important American play ever written

Montage from The Denver Center Theatre Company’s “Death of a Salesman, running throuh Oct. 20. Video by Ken Mostek.

By John Moore

The Denver Center Theatre Company opens its 35th season tonight with its first-ever staging of the most important American play ever written according to a survey of theater experts from around the country.

The Denver Post asked 177 playwrights, directors, actors, professors, critics, agents, producers, bloggers students and theatregoers to rank America’s 10 most important plays. Fittingly, America’s most significant work is often described as Greek in scope and tragedy.

Think of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” as a working-class “Oedipus Rex.”

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