Monday, December 29

The Crucible - Arthur Miller (1953)


Wikipedia - "The Crucible is a 1953 play by the American Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693. Miller wrote the play as an allegory of McCarthyism, when the U.S. government blacklisted accused communists. Miller himself was questioned by the House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of 'contempt of Congress' for refusing to identify others present at meetings he had attended. The play was first performed at the Martin Beck Theater on Broadway on January 22, 1953, starring E.G. Marshall, Beatrice Straight and Madeleine Sherwood."
Wikipedia
New Yorker: WHY I WROTE “THE CRUCIBLE” By Arthur Miller
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Fear as Governance: Arthur Miller's The Crucible
YouTube: Salem, MA (1991): Crucible & Trials, The Crucible

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