The Crucible

A&C Black, 30.04.2010 - 159 Seiten
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This Student Edition of The Crucible is perfect for students of literature and drama and offers an unrivalled guide to Miller's classic play. It features an extensive introduction by Susan C. W. Abbotson which includes: a chronology of Miller's life and times; a summary of the plot and commentary on the characters, themes, language, context and production history of the play. Together with over twenty questions for further study, detailed notes on words and phrases from the text and the additional scene 2 of the second Act, this is the definitive edition of the play.

In a small tight-knit community gossip and rumour spread like wildfire inflaming personal grievances until no-one is safe from accusation and vengeance. The Crucible is Miller's classic dramatisation of the witch-hunt and trials that besieged the Puritan community of Salem in 1692. Seen as a chilling parallel to the McCarthyism and repressive culture of fear that gripped America in the 1950s, the play's timeless relevance and appeal remains as strong as when the play opened on Broadway in 1953.

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Brilliant insight into fear and guilt - Goodreads
A little hard to read but very, very creepy. - Goodreads
I enjoyed Miller's writing style. - Goodreads
one of my favourites by miller, unsure of ending. - Goodreads
The actual plot is good. - Goodreads
I do not think the plot of the story was interesting. - Goodreads

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Nutzerbericht  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

I think this play is one that's better seen, rather than read. Some plays are excellent as text (12 Angry Men, Glass Menagerie, about half of Shakespeare's works), but this one just didn't do it for me. Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: The Crucible

Nutzerbericht  - Claire Talley - Goodreads

I thought this play was very interesting, a good insight into what happened in Salem. Even though The first two acts had moments that were a little slow, the 3rd and 4th act were very intense and had me on edge. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2010)

Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was arguably the greatest American playwright of the twentieth century. Six volumes of his plays and a volume of his theatre essays are published by Methuen Drama. Susan C. W. Abbotson is Assistant Professor of Dramatic Literature at Rhode Island College, USA.

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