The Crucible (Audio Theatre Series)

September 13, 2019 - Comment

Arthur Miller’s classic play about the with-hunts and trials in 17th century Salem 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. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify

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Arthur Miller’s classic play about the with-hunts and trials in 17th century Salem 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. 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 1952, The Crucible famously mirrors the anti-communist hysteria that held the United States in its grip. Directed by Martin Jenkins.

A L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Richard Dreyfuss, Stacy Keach, Irene Arranga, Rene Auberjonois, Ed Begley, Jr, Georgia Brown, Jack Coleman, Bud Cort, Judyann Elder, Hector Elizondo, Fionnula Flanagan, Ann Hearn, Carol Kane, Anna Sophie Loewenberg, Marian Mercer, Franklyn Seales, Madolyn Smith, Joe Spano and Michael York

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Anonymous says:

Excellent Reread of a Classic I read this in high school and was shocked at what a group of people were capable of doing to hurt others that did them no harm. In 2018, I see it happening again in the witch hunt against the president and conservatives with the “heresy” of having different political views. It was a mob mentality in historic Salem and it is a mob mentality now. I don’t think this was written as an instruction manual but neither were1984 and Brave New World yet here we are.

Anonymous says:

trying issues The great play by Arthur Miller needs no additional review. However the print-on-demand industry and the widespread publication of books that are PROTECTED by copyright does. The copy of The Crucible i received does not have a copyright page, is clearly a print-on-demand product, and as such i question if the author’s decendents will receive even a penny from the sale of this book. When buying a book online from anyone, i urge people to recognize that these works — even classics written by…

Anonymous says:

Salem Witch Trials I’ve never seen the play or any odd the movies, but the book was really good. It centers around Abigail Williams and John Proctor. Abigail was one of the leaders of the girls who accused townspeople of being witches. In real life, she was only 11, but she is an older teenager in the play. John Proctor is a well thought of farmer. In actuality, he was 60 years old, but his character is in his 30’s in the play. The characters are fairly historically correct. I enjoyed researching to find out what…

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