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Crucible

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ISBN-10: 0142437336

ISBN-13: 9780142437339

Edition: 2003

Authors: Arthur Miller, Christopher W. E. Bigsby

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Based on historical people and real events, Arthur Miller's play uses the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence unleashed by the rumors of witchcraft as a powerful parable about McCarthyism. Introduction by Christopher Bigsby
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

The son of a well-to-do New York Jewish family, Miller graduated from high school and then went to work in a warehouse. He was born on October 17, 1915, in Harlem, New York City. His plays have been called "political," but he considers the areas of literature and politics to be quite separate and has said, "The only sure and valid aim---speaking of art as a weapon---is the humanizing of man." The recurring theme of all his plays is the relationship between a man's identity and the image that society demands of him. After two years, he entered the University of Michigan, where he soon started writing plays. All My Sons (1947), a Broadway success that won the New York Drama Critics Circle…    

Editor's Note
Introduction
The Crucible
Precision and Pseudo Precision in the Crucible
The Long Shadow of the Law: the Crucible
Arthur Miller's the Crucible: Background and Sources
John Proctor's Playing in the Crucible
The Crucible of History: Arthur Miller's John Proctor
History, Myth, and Name Magic in Arthur Miller's the Crucible
History and Other Spectres in Arthur Miller's the Crucible
The Crucible
Betrayal and Blessedness: Explorations of Feminine Power in the Crucible, a View from the Bridge, and After the Fall
John Proctor and the Crucible of Individuation in Arthur Miller's the Crucible
Re(dis)covering the Witches in Arthur Miller's the Crucible: a Feminist Reading
Arthur Miller's ""Weight of Truth"" in the Crucible
Chronology
Contributors
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index