The Crucible

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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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I enjoyed Miller's writing style. - Goodreads
A little hard to read but very, very creepy. - Goodreads
The actual plot is good. - Goodreads
The ending is as frustrating as always. - Goodreads
Very easy to read far less easy to comprehend. - Goodreads
I do not think the plot of the story was interesting. - Goodreads

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Nutzerbericht  - Ken - Goodreads

It was a very interesting read. Would recommend to those who are into man versus world types of books. Miller has good character development as well as a very logical, realistic, but interesting plot. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - Sarah Jones - Goodreads

The Crucible was haunting, especially considering the McCarthy Era it so neatly encapsulated in a seventeenth century witch hunt. The rage and tragedy in this play are difficult but beautiful to read ... 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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