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Miller wrote the play as an In the 1953 essay, Journey to The Crucible, Miller writes of visiting Salem and feeling like the Miller, Arthur The Crucible.

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The crucible in history and OtherEssays by Arthur Miller is published by Methuen on 13 July 2000

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre presents Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

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 in Arthur 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 by a new epidemic of witch-hunting, The 'convulsed 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. '[Miller's] plays'Death of a Salesman, A View from the Bridge, All My Sons, and The Crucible, for example? are among the 'nest works that have been produced in the twentieth century.' 'Harold Pinter 'Each time I reach the end of The Crucible and read John Proctor's 'nal act of rebellion, I gasp not because I don't know what is coming, but rather because I remain enthralled by the transcendent power of a few well-selected words on the page.' 'Lynn Nottage

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PENGUIN CLASSICS THE CRUCIBLE arthur miller ('1915'''2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall and Incident at Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972), and The'American Clock (1980). His other works include Focus, a novel (1945); The Mis'ts, a cinema novel (1961); and the texts for In Russia (1969), In the Country (1977), and Chinese Encounters (1979), three books in collaboration with his wife, photographer Inge Morath. His memoirs include Salesman in Beijing (1984) and Timebends, an autobiography (1987). His short 'ction includes the collection I Don't Need You Any More (1967), the novella Homely Girl, A Life (1995), and Presence: Stories (2007). His later work includes the plays The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1994), and Mr. Peters? Connections (1999); Echoes Down the Corridor: Collected Essays, ? 1944'''2000; and On Politics'and the Art of Acting (2001). Among numerous honors, he received the'Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the John F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement'Award.

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CCM’s proudly presents Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible,’ running through Sunday, Oct. 6. Photography by Mark Lyons.

The crucible in history and other essays by arthur miller

Arthur Miller's play The Crucible relates to McCarthyism in numerous ways. Arthur Miller wrote the play during Joseph McCarthy's reign of terror in the United States government, and incorporated many aspects of it in his play. Joseph McCarthy was a U.S senator who accused hundreds of other politicians, actors, businessman, and normal working-class people of being Communist or having Communist affiliations. He makes such audacious remarks as: " I have in my hand 57 cases of individuals who would appear to be either card carrying members or certainly loyal to the Communist Party" and "The State Department, which is one of the most important government departments, is thoroughly infested with Communists." These are very similar to the accusations that Arthur Miller has Abigail make in the Crucible, only 258 years earlier. Joseph McCarthy was a politician, one of many, but what he wanted was power. So he went on stage with an empty folder, and told people that our government was full of conniving Communists. He essentially went fishing. He baited the hook with the threat of Communists, and cast it into a sea of people. When he got a bite, he pulled in the fish and baited the hook once more. Soon, McCarthy had a boatload of fish and millions believed he was their savior. He used his newfound trust to destroy his political and social adversaries, accusing them of having Communist affiliations. Abigail, in The Crucible, on the other hand, wanted to marry John Proctor with whom she had previously had an affair. She was just a young girl so how could she possible tear John's loyal wife away from him; she needed power. So, like McCarthy she found it by going fishing. She baited her hook with the idea that witches were everywhere around town, and cast this hook into a sea of Puritans. Once she got a bite she reeled it in and baited once more. Soon she had her power. All she had to do was lie on the ground, scream, and say that so and so was strangling her, and they would either be hung or thrown in jail. Like McCarthy's empty folder, it was all an act. With this power Abigail was able to destroy her enemies. Eventually she would accuse John's wife so that she would be hung and Abigail could have John all to herself. This is why the resemblance between the witch hunters of 17th century Salem and the witch hunters of 20th century McCarthyism are plentiful.

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Arthur Miller's play The Crucible relates to McCarthyism in numerous ways. Arthur Miller wrote the play during Joseph McCarthy's reign of terror in the United States government, and incorporated many aspects of it in his play. Joseph McCarthy was a U.S senator who accused hundreds of other politicians, actors, businessman, and normal working-class people of being Communist or having Communist affiliations. He makes such audacious remarks as: " I have in

Thomas Putnam plays a major role in the Salem witch hunt in Arthur Miller's The Crucible

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Why I Wrote The Crucible by Arthur Miller Issue of In 1996, Miller wrote this essay for The New Yorker, in which he reflects on the changing politics