The Crucible - Arthur Miller & Christopher W. E. Bigsby

The Crucible

By Arthur Miller & Christopher W. E. Bigsby

  • Release Date: 1953-04-01
  • Genre: Theater
4 Score: 4 (From 316 Ratings)
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  • Description

    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.

    "A drama of emotional power and impact" —New York Post


    • Essay

      By GBE class of 2017
      I turned in my essay 4 moths late if that says anything
    • Bad

      By Skdkfjdjdjdkdmd
    • Ok

      By Country girl 9500
      I read it for my English class. It's a decent book, but its just not my cup of tea.
    • Love!!!

      By Katiequeener
      Arthur Miller is one of my favorite playwrights of all time. The Crucible gives us a look of the Salem Witch Trials as well as what Arthur Miller thought of the MacArthur Trials of his time. The similarities are very shocking. This is just an amazing story written by an amazing playwright.
    • Good book

      By Gibby9001
      I like it. We had to read it for class and I love how the ppl stood up for the truth
    • A good book ruined by grammer mistakes

      By EpikAwesomeGuy
      This is an excellent book, I just can't help but notice the shocking amount of grammatical errors throughout this book. Whether it be stage directions that are only half italisized, bolded words that shouldn't be bolded, or the occasional double period (".." or ".," instead of just "."), there is something wrong on almost every page in the book. There are way too many mistakes to be called simple mistakes anymore. This is just the book publisher being downright careless. I am truly the ultimate Grammar Nazi. (The book itself was really good, by the way.)
    • A great story, well played

      By Newsjunkie Don
      Arthur Miller's insights into our society and history are one of my treasures; this film captures the play superbly (and frighteningly)
    • The crucible

      By Likeaboss96
      This book was very interesting and it had its moments of climax. Personally I had no interest in the Salem witch trials until I read this book. Amazing book that is worth reading again.
    • Another great play ;

      By Edgard 11
      This is definitely worth reading , I enjoyed Arthur millers play , and if you have read the death of a salesman , you will most likely enjoy it too .
    • Ehh

      By Nsidesoccer02
      read it for college. hated it.