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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easy to read play, with heavy plot. - Goodreads
Arthur Miller is bad at writing. - Goodreads
Loved this play, especially the ending. - Goodreads
A good story but very hard to read - Goodreads
The imagery of this play is something astounding. - weRead
The ending felt very lacking. - Goodreads

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Nutzerbericht  - Kirsten - Goodreads

I don't think I have read this before, but it was very familiar nonetheless. Miller writes a fantastic allegory that I will need to re-read and watch some stage interpretations to feel like I ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - Isabela Leech - Goodreads

Arthur miller really captures human stupidity in this book about the Salem witch trials. The play is very well written. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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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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