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The crucible

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, ©1999.
Series: Modern critical interpretations.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on historical people and real events, Miller's drama is a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria. In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town's most basic fears and suspicions. and when a young girl accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch, self-righteous church leaders and townspeople insist that Elizabeth be brought to trial. The  Read more...
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Named Person: Arthur Miller; Arthur Miller
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom
ISBN: 079104775X 9780791047750
OCLC Number: 38765065
Description: vii, 205 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The crucible / Sheila Huftel --
Precision and pseudo precision in The crucible / Stephen Fender --
The long shadow of the law : The crucible / Thomas E. Porter --
Arthur Miller's The crucible : background and sources / Robert A. Martin --
John Proctor's playing in The crucible / William T. Liston --
The crucible of history : Arthur Miller's John Proctor / William J. McGill Jr. --
History, myth, and name magic in Arthur Miller's The crucible / Michael J. O'Neal --
History and other spectres in Arthur Miller's The crucible / E. Miller Budick --
The crucible / June Schlueter & James K. Flanagan --
Betrayal and blessedness : explorations of feminine power in The crucible, A view from the bridge, and After the fall / Iska Alter --
John Proctor and the crucible of individuation in Arthur Miller's The crucible / Michelle I. Pearson --
Re(dis)covering the witches in Arthur Miller's The crucible : a feminist reading / Wendy Schissel --
Arthur Miller's "weight of truth" in The crucible / Stephen Marino.
Series Title: Modern critical interpretations.
Other Titles: Arthur Miller's The crucible
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.

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The enduring classic drama of the Salem witch trials was inspired by the political witch-hunting activities of Senator Joseph McCarthy in the '50s. Though set in the 17th century, "The Crucible"  Read more...

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