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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Review: The Crucible

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If you'd asked me in high school what I felt about this, I can promise you it wouldn't have been rated high. I teetered between three and four on this reread, but high school me would have given it a two stars. I'm glad I reread this. Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: The Crucible

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Arthur Miller, a contemporary genius. Although, the piece was written on the brink of world war 2, he took us back into the Puritan period perfectly well. 9.4/10. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2010)

Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was arguably the most important playwright of the twentieth century whose oeuvre includes novels, screenplays, essays and an autobiography. Six volumes of his plays and a volume of his theatre essays are published by Methuen Drama. Susan Abbotson is Assistant Professor of Dramatic Literature at Rhode Island College, USA.

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