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The Crucible
The Crucible
Author: Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller's play about guilt by association, set in Salem in 1692, had a powerful application to present-day America when it was first produced in 1953, in the wake of the McCarthy witchhunt. "I was drawn to the subject," Mr. Miller has written, "because the historical moment seemed to give me the poetic right to create people of higher self...  more »
ISBN: 57722
Pages: 147
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Publisher: The Viking Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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The classic play, complete with a detailed introduction of the play's history and all of Miller's background information.
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This is written in play form, and the characters have layers of issues to deal with. They have individual and social problems, and the resounding crash can be felt when the personal and social come into direct conflict. This could be dry at times, but others my heart cried for the people and their choices. I hope I am never in this sort of situation but at least now I have some insight to grasp the many facets that can arise.
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