The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):7.6 x 5 x 0.5
- Publication Date:1981
A CLASSIC OF THE AMERICAN THEATER-ARTHUR MILLER'S TENSE, INGENIOUSLY MILTILAYERED DRAMA OF PRINCIPLE AND PARANOIA. 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 inArthur 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 witchhunting. 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.
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