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The Crucible (Penguin Classics) by Arthur Miller
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I first studied The Crucible with my GCSE English class and absolutely adored it. I come from both an English and Dramatic background and can appreciate the play both perspectives. As a piece of literature it is cleverly written and the author makes much use of relationships between characters to build suspense and, it has to be said, sheer frustration. You find yourself pulled into the argument about the witch trials and wanting to bang the characters' heads together. The horrifying part is that the superstition and personal revenge prevalent throughout the play was, in real life, as destructive as Miller portrays it.
Miller's central characters often follow a similar theme. They are… Read more
Female Transport by Steve Gooch
Female Transport by Steve Gooch
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I have to admit I was disappointed with this play as I expected a lot more insight into the characters' lives and more of a power struggle between the prisoners and the crew. After studying Timberlake Wertenbaker's 'Our Country's Good' for Theatre Studies A Level I already had a good idea of the scope for storytelling and characterisation with this period of history. This play is set entirely during the voyage over to Australia and the prisoners undergo some serious punishment, illness and one even hangs herself. I think this play could be improved on with a good cast and director but the play, in my opinion, lacks the dramatic climaxes required to keep the audience interested.
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