In 1949 the play Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play.

The play is a montage of memories, dreams, confrontations, and arguments occurring in the last 24 hours of Willy Loman’s life. Willy copes with loss of identity and inability to accept change within himself or society.

Premiering on Broadway in February 1949, the play ran for 742 performances, and has been revived on Broadway four times,

It was also made into a movie in 1985.