The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts (Penguin Modern Classics) - Arthur Miller

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The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts (Penguin Modern Classics) - Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller's classic parable of mass hysteria draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 - one of the strangest and most awful ...

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Excellent

Prounique plot, fun to act out

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What's one of the most stressful things for anybody, of any age? Something that anybody can suffer from at any time in their life? It beats finance problems, health worries and family crises any day! Okay maybe that's a bit of hyperbole for you there, but in all seriousness, one of the things...

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Excellent

ProPowerful, gripping

Consnot 100% historically accurate.

"The Crucible" is a fantastic play by Arthur Miller (who was infact married to screen icon Marilyn Monroe) set in 1692 during the witch trials of Salem, Massachusetts. The play begins with Reverend Parris praying for his daughter, Betty, who is lying inert on a bed. The circumstances surrounding...

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Excellent

“A masterpiece.”

published 23/06/2008

ProPowerful and gripping storyline, Great contributio...

ConsNone that I have found

Written by Arthur Miller in the early 1950s during the time of the McCarthyism when the government blacklisted accused communists. Miller was also summoned in court and he wrote this play as a parable and links the Salem witch-hunt and the McCarthy trials which took place nearly 250 years apart...

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Excellent

“Accussations of Abigail”

published 19/06/2008

ProStrong, powerful story, with characters which read...

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This book was written by Arthur Miller during the time of Senator Joseph McCarthy, who stirred strong ant-communist feelings amongst the American people, and used this fear of Communism to his advantage, often attempting to discredit his critics with claims of Communism. Many often falsely...

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Super

“Truly Magnificent”

published 08/02/2009

ProCompelling, thought-provoking

ConsSome historical details are incorrect

"The Crucible" by Arthur Miller is an classic tragedy about the Salem witch trials during the Puritan Peroid at the end of the 17th century. Miller greatly explores themes of suspicion, power and mass hysteria. The playrite investigates the town's initial reaction to the threat of witchcraft...

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Arthur Miller's classic parable of mass hysteria draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 - one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history - and the McCarthyism which gripped America in the 1950s. The story of how the small community of Salem is stirred into madness by superstition, paranoia and malice, culminating in a violent climax, is a savage attack on the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations.

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Type: Poetry

Title: The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts (Penguin Modern Classics)

Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Number of Pages: 128

Edition: Paperback

ISBN: 141182555

EAN: 9780141182551

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