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The Crucible by Arthur Miller
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Sep 05, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: plays-or-poetry

I do have to say that seeing this play preformed is ultimately and unequivocally more rewarding than reading it from a book. The emotions of the actors on stage (I saw it on stage before I read it and long before it was made into a movie) brings the words to life.

That said, this is such a haunting tale. I know it was written right during the whole McCarthyism era in the USA and comparing the communist accusations to the Salem witch hunts is one of the best parallels I have seen.

You see how it all gets away from Abagail so quickly and how easily a fear will spread through a community. And this play will stand the test of time as a comparison to modern attitudes. Look at how it compares to mainstream society in the US now.

If I could give this play more stars, I totally would.
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David Sarkies Watching plays performed (by good players that is) always supercedes the book. It is a shame that there are some really good plays out there than never seem to be performed (or at least never performed where I live).

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