The Crucible

The Crucible

A play revealing the Salem witch trials of the late seventeenth century and the problem of guilt by association.

Author: Arthur Miller

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ISBN: 143529789X

Category: Drama

Page: 176

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A play revealing the Salem witch trials of the late seventeenth century and the problem of guilt by association.
Categories: Drama

The Crucible

The Crucible

Within the text itself, Miller contemplates the parallels, writing: "Political opposition...is given an inhumane overlay, which then justifies the abrogation of all normally applied customs of civilized behavior.

Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0142437336

Category: Drama

Page: 176

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A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community A Penguin Classic "I believe that the reader will discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history," Arthur Miller wrote in an introduction to The Crucible, his classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts. Based on historical people and real events, Miller's drama is a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria. In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town's most basic fears and suspicions; and when a young girl accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch, self-righteous church leaders and townspeople insist that Elizabeth be brought to trial. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor brilliantly illuminate the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence. Written in 1953, The Crucible is a mirror Miller uses to reflect the anti-communist hysteria inspired by Senator Joseph McCarthy's "witch-hunts" in the United States. Within the text itself, Miller contemplates the parallels, writing: "Political opposition...is given an inhumane overlay, which then justifies the abrogation of all normally applied customs of civilized behavior. A political policy is equated with moral right, and opposition to it with diabolical malevolence." For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Categories: Drama

The Crucible

The Crucible

Author: Arthur Miller

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ISBN: 3425049607

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The Crucible

The Crucible

Author: A. Donald Miller

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ISBN: OCLC:999392594

Category: American drama

Page: 126

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Categories: American drama

The Crucible

The Crucible

THE STORY: The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft.

Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: Dramatist's Play Service

ISBN: IND:39000003771115

Category: Drama

Page: 95

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THE STORY: The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie--and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry a
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The Crucible

The Crucible

Author: Miller Arthur

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ISBN: OCLC:475369734

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Page: 140

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The Crucible

The Crucible

Author: Arthur Asher Miller

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ISBN: OCLC:906473444

Category: Salem (Mass.)

Page: 143

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Categories: Salem (Mass.)

The Crucible a Play in Four Acts

The Crucible  a Play in Four Acts

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

Author: Arthur 1915-2005 Miller

Publisher: Hassell Street Press

ISBN: 1015257127

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Page: 164

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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The Crucible

The Crucible

Author: Robert Ward

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105042732060

Category: Operas

Page: 32

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Categories: Operas