A crucible is defined as a container that can withstand intense heat and also is a severe test, both of which apply to the subject of the play. Arthur Miller wrote "The Crucible" in 1953, depicting the events of the Sale... More »

Arthur Miller wrote "The Crucible" as a commentary or parable on the United States during the McCarthy Era of the 1950s. It is written as historical fiction, however, through the play, Miller illuminated how the social i... More »

The script for "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller can purchased online from sites such as Amazon. The play consists of four acts and 16 scenes in total. The principal characters are Abigail Williams, John Proctor and Revere... More »

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Arthur Miller is most famously known for his 1949 work "Death of a Salesman." However, Miller wrote several dozen plays during his lifetime, written between 1944 and 2004. More »

Arthur Miller was affected by McCarthyism in that he was subpoenaed to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee, or HUAC, as were many of those in the entertainment industry of the era. His play "The Cru... More »

In Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," Ann Putnam is a townswoman who falsely accuses innocent midwife Rebecca Nurse of practicing witchcraft. Despite her eight pregnancies, Ann Putnam lost seven children during childbirth a... More »

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Arthur Miller wrote "The Crucible" as a commentary or parable on the United States during the McCarthy Era of the 1950s. It is written as historical fiction, however, through the play, Miller illuminated how the social i... More »