Loman, timmy. Not Lohman. I won't tell your class!
Loved the Dustin Hoffman DVD better than the Broadway production he did, which was very good. The best performance in that DVD was Louis Zorich, Olympia Dukakis' husband as Uncle Ben. Terrific production for television.
Check out the Lee J. Cobb/Midred Dunnock/Geroge Segal/james Farentino version from about 1965 or 1966. Cobb and Dunnock originated the roles. Done as a Hallmark Hall of Fame as I remember, when Hall of Fame actually did wonderful work before it became sappy. Available on Netflix. Gene Wilder plays Bernard, the kid next door who becomes an attorney.
Never saw the Brian Dennehey version with Elizabeth Franz as his wife. but friends of mine who did said she did the most marvelous performance. She was sexy and found Willy very sexy. That was a new twist to the usual long-suffering Linda. They were great in the sack together. It won her a Tony Award, as it did for Dennehy.
There is also a great audio recording that is truly brilliant of Cobb and Dunnock, along with Dustin Hoffman as a young actor playing Bernard. It made Hoffman set his eyes on one day playing Willy Loman.
I must confess, timmy, that I haven’t seen it on the stage either, only read it. I’ll have to check out the Hoffman film version. Hope the college production is rewarding.
Incidentally, I also really enjoyed your Everywoman poem, but didn’t get around to commenting. The imagery and feelings it conjured within me were quite affecting. It brought to mind the work of Stevie Smith. It’s that uncanny ability to straddle both whimsy and profundity in the same breath.