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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A little hard to read but very, very creepy. - Goodreads
Brilliant insight into fear and guilt - Goodreads
one of my favourites by miller, unsure of ending. - Goodreads
I enjoyed Miller's writing style. - Goodreads
The plot was ok but the way it was written boring. - Goodreads
An amazing portrayal of McCarthyism. - Goodreads

Review: The Crucible

Nutzerbericht  - Jill - Goodreads

I LOVED this play. I've only seen it a couple times, and it's been ages. This time, I audiobooked the BBC radio version with Stacey Keach, Carol Kane, and Richard Dreyfuss. It was excellently done. I ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: The Crucible

Nutzerbericht  - Sparrow - Goodreads

The Crucible is a good, sort-of surreptitious criticism on the psychology of people to this day. While, echoing others, this was written for the McCarthy Era, it still shows the destructive power of ... 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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