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The crucible : study guide

The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity.

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  • "The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity."@en
  • "John Proctor is wrongfully accused by a girl with whom he had once had an affair, in this famous play about the hysteria of the Salem witch trials."@en
  • "A dramatization of the witchhunts and trials in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts."@en
  • ""The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie--and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others."--From publisher's website."
  • "Arena Stage, Zelda Fichandler, managing director presents "The Crucible," by Arthur Miller, directed by Elliot Silverstein, settings by Lloyd Burlingame, lighting by Leo Gallenstein."@en
  • "Leaves are numbered to indicate [act]-[scene]-[page number]. Typescript includes crossed out revisions to Act II, Scene 2, and two unnumbered pages of additional dialogue inserted between 2-2-34 and 2-2-35. "McNeil" is pencilled at the top of the first inserted page, a possible reference to actress Claudia McNeil who replaced the original Tituba, Jacqueline Andre, during the play's run at the Martin Beck Theatre in 1953."
  • ""Characters: 11 men, 10 women. First produced at the Martin Beck Theatre in NYC, January 22, 1953. A play based on the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692, it deals particularly with the hounding to death of the nonconformist John Proctor.""@en
  • "Provides prereading activities, writing ideas, and critical thinking questions for the play by Arthur Miller."@en
  • "A four-act play based on the Salem witch trials of 1692."@en
  • "The masterpiece of American drama is now a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, and Paul Scofield. Set during the witch hunts in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, The Crucible recounts the vengeance, mass hysteria, and collective evil that poisoned this small town. photos, some in color."@en
  • "The masterpiece of American drama is now a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, and Paul Scofield. Set during the witch hunts in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, The Crucible recounts the vengeance, mass hysteria, and collective evil that poisoned this small town. photos, some in color."
  • "The play centers on the Salem witch trials of the late seventeenth century and the problem of guilt by association."
  • "The play centers on the Salem witch trials of the late seventeenth century and the problem of guilt by association."@en
  • "Based on historical people and real events, Arthur Miller's drama is a portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria. In the theocracy of Salem, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town's most basic fears and suspicions; and when a young girl accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch, church leaders and townspeople insist that Elizabeth be brought to trial. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor illuminate the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence. Written in 1953, The Crucible is a mirror Miller uses to reflect the anti-communist hysteria inspired by Senator Joseph McCarthy's witch-hunts in the United States. Within the text itself, Miller contemplates the parallels, writing: "Political opposition ... is given an inhumane overlay, which then justifies the abrogation of all normally applied customs of civilized behavior. A political policy is equated with moral right, and opposition to it meets with diabolical malevolence.""@en
  • "Searchable multimedia CD-ROM of Arthur Miller's play, The crucible, with text of play, hypertext annotations, video interviews, historical data, pictorial material, commentary, and a bibliography."@en
  • "A drama based on the witch trials in Salem Village."@en
  • "I believe that the reader will discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history," Arthur Miller wrote in an introduction to The Crucible, his classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts. Based on historical people and real events, Miller's drama is a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria. In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumours that women are practising witchcraft galvanize the town's most basic fears and suspicions; and when a young girl accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch, self-righteous church leaders and townspeople insist that Elizabeth be brought to trial. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbour to testify against neighbour brilliantly illuminate the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence. Written in 1953, The Crucible is a mirror Miller uses to reflect the anti-communist hysteria inspired by Senator Joseph McCarthy's witch-hunts in the United States. Within the text itself, Miller contemplates the parallels, writing: "Political opposition...is given an inhumane overlay, which then justifies the abrogation of all normally applied customs of civilized behaviour. A political policy is equated with moral right, and opposition to it meets with diabolical malevolence."@en
  • "Drama about the Puritan witch trials in late 17th-century Salem (Mass.) that acts as an allegory for the Communist "witch hunts" of the 1950s in the United States."
  • "Presents the story of how the small community of Salem is stirred into madness by superstition, paranoia and malice, culminating in a violent climax."
  • "Against the backdrop of the seventeenth-century Salem witch trials, a woman extracts revenge against her married paramour by charging that he and his wife are sorcerers."@en
  • "A play based on the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692. It deals particularly with the hounding to death of the nonconformist John Proctor."
  • "The "Heinemann Plays" series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. Many have large casts and a mixure of boy and girl parts. "The Crucible" is a study of the events which led to the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials, and a parable for 1950s McCarthyism in the USA."
  • "Drama based on the Salem, Massachusetts, witchcraft trials of 1692. The play deals with the consequences of fear, insecurity, the power of suggestion, and the hounding to death of a nonconformist."@en
  • "Drama based on the Salem, Massachusetts, witchcraft trials of 1692. The play deals with the consequences of fear, insecurity, the power of suggestion, and the hounding to death of a nonconformist."
  • "Tale about the Puritan witch trials in the late 1600's Salem (Massachusetts), and how this historical play's lessons apply to contemporary society."@en
  • "Arena Stage, Zelda Fichandler, producing director presents "The Crucible," by Arthur Miller, directed by Milton Katselas, setting by Ming Cho Lee, costumes by Nancy Potts, lighting by William Eggleston."@en
  • ""I believe that the reader will discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history," Arthur Miller wrote in an introduction to The Crucible, his classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts. Based on historical people and real events, Miller's drama is a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria. In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town's most basic fears and suspicions; and when a young girl accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch, self-righteous church leaders and townspeople insist that Elizabeth be brought to trial. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor brilliantly illuminate the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence. Written in 1953, The Crucible is a mirror Miller uses to reflect the anti-communist hysteria inspired by Senator Joseph McCarthy's witch-hunts in the United States. Within the text itself, Miller contemplates the parallels, writing: "Political opposition ... is given an inhumane overlay, which then justifies the abrogation of all normally applied customs of civilized behavior. A political policy is equated with moral right, and opposition to it meets with diabolical malevolence.""
  • ""I believe that the reader will discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history," Arthur Miller wrote in an introduction to The Crucible, his classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts. Based on historical people and real events, Miller's drama is a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria. In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town's most basic fears and suspicions; and when a young girl accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch, self-righteous church leaders and townspeople insist that Elizabeth be brought to trial. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor brilliantly illuminate the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence. Written in 1953, The Crucible is a mirror Miller uses to reflect the anti-communist hysteria inspired by Senator Joseph McCarthy's witch-hunts in the United States. Within the text itself, Miller contemplates the parallels, writing: "Political opposition ... is given an inhumane overlay, which then justifies the abrogation of all normally applied customs of civilized behavior. A political policy is equated with moral right, and opposition to it meets with diabolical malevolence.""@en
  • "The reader will discover the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history. Based on historical people and real events, Miller's drama is a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria."@en

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