The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts
Arthur Miller's classic parable of mass hysteria draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 - 'one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history' - and the McCarthyism which gripped America in the 1950s. The story of how the small community of Salem is stirred into madness by superstition, paranoia and malice, culminating in a violent climax, is a savage attack on the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pennsylady - LibraryThing
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 Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing
A fictionalized history of the Salem witch trials. The author changes some of the dynamics of the time, making the girls older than they really were, and introducing a love triangle between a major ... Read full review