The crucible is a dramatic work by american playwright arthur miller the play, first produced on broadway in 1953, illustrates the story of the salem witch trials of 1692-1693. Start studying the crucible by arthur miller - study guide learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Arthur asher miller (october 17, 1915 - february 10, 2005) was an american playwright, essayist, and a major figure in the twentieth-century american theateramong his most popular plays are all my sons (1947), death of a salesman (1949), the crucible (1953) and a view from the bridge (1955, revised 1956. The crucible by arthur miller table of contents this study guide for the crucible contains back-ground information for the play, suggested themes.
The crucible arthur miller the crucible is a fictional retelling of events in american history surrounding the salem witch trials of the seventeenth century yet, is as much a product of the time in which arthur miller wrote it - the early 1950s - as it is description of. The crucible in 1953, arthur miller debuted a new play called the crucibleit's set in salem, massachusetts, in the 1690s if you've ever been to salem, you know that it's a town defined by one. The crucible was written in 1953 by arthur miller, in part as a critique of mccarthyism, the anti-communist movement of the 1950s cold war the salem witch trials, in which people were presumed.
A character study of abigail williams, a young, vicious and devious antagonist from the drama about the salem witch trials, the crucible by arthur miller search the site go literature. By arthur miller the new yorker , october 21, 1996 p 158 life and letters about the inspiration for and influence of miller's play, the crucible, a reflection of the communist witchhunts of its. The crucible was written in 1953, by arthur miller, a famous american playwright the play is about the salem witch trials the play is about the salem witch trials.
The trials in the crucible take place against the backdrop of a deeply religious and superstitious society, and most of the characters in the play seem to believe that rooting out witches from their community is god's work. Arthur miller is considered one of the greatest american playwrights of the 20th century his best known plays include 'all my sons,' 'a view from the bridge,' 'the crucible' and the pulitzer. When arthur miller published the crucible in the early 1950s, he simply outdid the historians at their own game (22) this lesson plan's goal is to examine the ways in which miller interpreted the facts of the witch trials and successfully dramatized them.
The crucible by arthur miller the novel, the crucible was written in 1953 by arthur miller, which was based on the salem witch trials existing in the late 1600s in the play, abigail and several other young women accuse innocent citizens of salem for the action of witchcraft. Arthur miller was born to middle-class parents in 1915 in new york city miller was unintellectual as a boy, but decided to become a writer and attended the university of michigan to study journalism. The crucible is a 1953 play by american playwright arthur millerit is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the salem witch trials that took place in the massachusetts bay colony during 1692/93. In his 1953 play the crucible, playwright arthur miller employs a fictionalized account of massachusetts bay colonists accused of witchcraft in 1692 as a metaphor for government persecution of suspected communists during the mid-20th century.
Complete summary of arthur miller's the crucible enotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of the crucible. The crucible study guide consists of approx 56 pages of summaries and analysis on the crucible by arthur miller this study guide includes the following sections: plot summary, chapter summaries & analysis, characters, objects/places, themes, style, quotes, and topics for discussion. Learn english crucible arthur miller act 2 with free interactive flashcards choose from 500 different sets of english crucible arthur miller act 2 flashcards on quizlet.
The crucible by arthur miller is a very well written account of the salem witch trials and provides an incredible portrait of the complexities of the human soul. Elizabeth proctor has a complex role in arthur miller's the crucible, the 1953 play that uses the salem witch trials of the 1600s to criticize the witch-hunt for communists during the red scare of the 1950s miller could have written elizabeth proctor, married to the adulterous john. The crucible by arthur miller study guide cast of characters: for each of the following characters, write a brief description of them including personality traits, what their relationship is to other characters, important events they are involved in and anything else you feel is significant about them.