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A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community 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 convulsed by a new epidemic of witch-hunting, The 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 .
- Mike Gillis
LibraryThing Review recorded in 1972 directed by John Berry full cast recording the highs and lows of speech make this difficult to hear without continual adjustment but note the recording date Unfortunately it bothered me and I probably missed some important conversation. 3.5* ..recorded as 3.0r
- Stephanie Garces- Iero Way
Review: The Crucible The Crucible was an amazing play. I loved how little rumors grew into big altercations. I love and hate how difference can cause such a big drama. i dislike how the women were such huge instigators. Overall, great book i recommend to many people 🙂
LibraryThing Review this book is cool because it talks about witchcraft and all the puritans and the native americans, and it also said how the people suffer and were hang out because they were accused to be a witchcraft.
Review: The Crucible I liked the whole..girl falls in love with the older guy thing. Kind of sucks the way it ended but it reminded m eof another story I enjoy.
LibraryThing Review Wow . . . I haven’t read this since high school. I forgot how powerful this play is – deserves six stars, at least.
LibraryThing Review A seminal piece of critical American Literature, this short play encapsulates the McCarthy era by enhancing the tragic story of a witch hunt in Salem in colonial times. The concepts of a shared lie and mass conformity are discussed in critical detail.
Review: The Crucible I really really liked this one! Movie was amazing too!
LibraryThing Review A somewhat strange story about a group of girls who go crazy about witchcraft in their comunity. everyone believes that the accusations are correct and there for many people are put to death because of it.
A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural communityThe 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 convulsed by a new epidemic of witch hunting The 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 A drama of emotional power and impact New York Post
All My Sons
Celebrating the Arthur Miller centennial year an eye catching new Penguin Plays edition of the work that established him as a leading voice in the American theaterIn 1947 Arthur Miller exploded onto Broadway with his first major work All My Sons winning both the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best New Play and the Tony for Best Author The play introduced themes that would preoccupy Miller throughout his career the relationships between fathers and sons and the conflict between business and personal ethics This striking new edition adds All My Sons to the elegant Penguin Plays series now in beautifully redesigned covers Joe Keller and Steve Deever partners in a machine shop during World War II turned out defective airplane parts causing the deaths of many men Deever was sent to prison while Keller escaped punishment and went back to business making himself very wealthy in the ensuing years A love affair between Keller s son Chris and Ann Deever Steve s daughter the bitterness of George Deever who returns from the war to find his father in prison and his father s partner free and the reaction of Chris Keller to his father s guilt escalate toward a climax of electrifying intensity From the Trade Paperback edition
Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem
The Pulitzer Prize winning tragedy of a salesman s deferred American dreamEver since it was first performed in 1949 Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of the American theater In the person of Willy Loman the aging failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine Arthur Miller redefined the tragic hero as a man whose dreams are at once insupportably vast and dangerously insubstantial He has given us a figure whose name has become a symbol for a kind of majestic grandiosity and a play that compresses epic extremes of humor and anguish promise and loss between the four walls of an American living room By common consent this is one of the finest dramas in the whole range of the American theater Brooks Atkinson The New York Times So simple central and terrible that the run of playwrights would neither care nor dare to attempt it Time
A View from the Bridge
Winner of the 2016 Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Play and Best Direction of a Play Ivo van Hove Set in the 1950s on the gritty Brooklyn waterfront A View from the Bridge follows the cataclysmic downfall of Eddie Carbone who spends his days as a hardworking longshoreman and his nights at home with his wife Beatrice and orphan niece Catherine But the routine of his life is interrupted when Beatrice s cousins illegal immigrants from Italy arrive in New York As one of them embarks on a romance with Catherine Eddie s envy and delusion plays out with devastating consequences This edition includes a foreword by Philip Seymour Hoffman and an introduction by Arthur Miller For more than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With more than 1 700titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to datetranslations by award winning translators