The Crucible

The Crucible

Hardback Heinemann Plays for 14-16+

By (author) Arthur Miller


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  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Format: Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 200mm x 14mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 22 April 1992
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0435232819
  • ISBN 13: 9780435232818
  • Sales rank: 43,518

Product description

The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. Many have large casts and a mixure of boy and girl parts. The Crucible is a study of the events which led to the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials, and a parable for 1950s McCarthyism in the USA.

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Editorial reviews

This is more than merely the text of the drama now playing on Broadway. The playwright has inserted, as main characters are introduced, brief biographical bits; he has an introduction on the historical accuracy of the play, and considerable descriptive matter on Salem and the villagers and the customs of the times. All of this adds considerably to the understanding of the play itself- sets the key and the mood. With this additional material the play makes particularly good reading. (Kirkus Reviews)