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The Crucible

16 Ratings: 2.5
A book by Arthur Miller

A drama based on the witch trials in Salem Village.

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Author: Arthur Miller
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Penguin
3 reviews about The Crucible
review by . July 21
An emotionally restrained and dynamic heart pounding allegorical drama.
Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is a true work of literary drama at its best, a tense four act theatre experience that is quite gripping and eloquent with occasional blistering dialogue and heartfelt moments that are quite transportive.     The setting is 1692 in woodsy and agricultural Massachusetts Bay where a passively aggressive divided colony is at each other’s throats. The only unifying factor that keeps Miller’s wobbly Puritans together is work and the church; …
Quick Tip by . July 29, 2010
I find it a better book read than a play. The onimous tone is more effective in my imagination.
review by . July 10, 2000
This is a truly great play, and what is even better - it is an easy to read great play. I know that it is held up as an allegory for McCarthyism, and that it is studied for that, but as a play it is powerful and emotive without the symbolism. The fact that it refers to real events gives it more of a punch. It is well written, the characters are wonderful, and all in all it is a very worthwhile read.
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