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The Crucible (Penguin Classics) by Arthur Miller
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Crucible, 23 Feb 2004
Miller's play, The Crucible, is on the surface about a small town in Massachusetts, America. In 1692, there was an outbreak of mass hysteria as accusations about others dabbling in witchcraft spread. The now famous witch trials resulted in the deaths of 19 people.
From the outside you would be forgiven for thinking that The Crucible is the result of Miller's over-imaginative mind, infact it is quite the opposite. The Crucible is based on historical truth. The events of 1692 did actually take place. People worldwide have knowledge of the horrors that took place in the small town of Salem and these events are very believable. However, in order to create drama, some changes have been… Read more