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The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts (Penguin Plays)

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A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community

 

The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity. But in Arthur Miller's edgy masterpiece, that very belief will have poisonous consequences when a vengeful teenager accuses a rival of witchcraft—and then when those accusations multiply to consume the entire village.

First produced in 1953, at a time when America was convulsed by a new epidemic of witch-hunting, The Crucible brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil. It is a play that is not only relentlessly suspenseful and vastly moving but that compels readers to fathom their hearts and consciences in ways that only the greatest theater ever can.

"A drama of emotional power and impact" —New York Post

Synopsis:

A drama based on the witch trials in Salem Village.

About the Author

Arthur Miller was born in New York City in 1915 and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall (1963), Incident at Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972) and The American Clock. He has also written two novels, Focus (1945), and The Misfits, which was filmed in 1960, and the text for In Russia (1969), Chinese Encounters (1979), and In the Country (1977), three books of photographs by his wife, Inge Morath. More recent works include a memoir, Timebends (1987), and the plays The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1993), which won the Olivier Award for Best Play of the London Season, and Mr. Peter's Connections (1998). His latest book is On Politics and the Art of Acting. Miller was granted with the 2001 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and in 1949 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

Table of Contents

The Crucible

A Note on the Historical Accuracy of This Play

Act One (An Overture)

Act Two

Act Three

Act Four

Echoes Down the Corridor

Cast

Appendix

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140481389
Author:
Miller, Arthur
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Eng.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
American drama (dramatic works by one author)
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Witchcraft
Subject:
Historical drama
Subject:
Trials (witchcraft)
Subject:
Salem (Mass.) History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 Drama.
Subject:
Salem
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Salem (Mass.) History.
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Plays, Penguin
Series Volume:
43
Publication Date:
19761031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.96x4.98x.30 in. .26 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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