Paul Bogart

Paul Bogart / Arthur Miller – Great Performances: A Memory of Two Mondays (1971)

Set in the summer of 1933,in the depths of the Great Depression, Arthur Miller’s one-act play “A Memory of Two Mondays” (1955) focuses on the workers in a Brooklyn automobile parts warehouse, a grim place in which men and women work for small wages and are grateful for the work. Appearing at the beginning of this production to set the scene, Miller observes that the Civil War and the Depression were the only times in American history in which the whole country was in the same boat-“You could not do a single thing that you wanted to do because no one had any money.” The warehouse, he notes, became a grotesque sort of haven for the employees since they, at least, had jobs. Read More »