Arthur Miller's first play, now published by Josef Weinberger
Cast 6 male 2 female
Set 2 Interior Sets
Licence UK and Ireland
Josef Weinberger are delighted to announce the publication of Arthur Miller’s first play, written for a playwriting competition in 1936 and not performed until 2015, No Villain contains many of the elements that would come to characterise later classics such as All My Sons, The Crucible and most notably of all Death of a Salesman. No Villain traces the declining fortunes and father-son tensions of a New York Jewish family as an industry-wide strike proves disastrous for their garment-making business during the Great Depression.
No Villain had a run at the Trafalgar Studios, London in 2016.
“Undiscovered early works are not invariably the best predictors of their author’s future fame, but No Villain is a remarkable exception.” – Daily Telegraph