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Readings on The crucible

Author: Thomas Siebold
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, [1999]
Series: Greenhaven Press literary companion to American literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays discusses the historical background, themes, characterization, dramatic structure, and staging of Arthur Miller's famous play about the Salem witch trials.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Arthur Miller; Arthur Miller; Arthur Miller; Arthur Miller
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Siebold
ISBN: 1565108493 9781565108493 1565108485 9781565108486
OCLC Number: 39002829
Description: 172 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The historical basis of The crucible / June Schlueter and James K. Flanagan --
The use of Salem's historical record in The crucible / Arthur Miller --
Miller's manipulation of fact results in powerful drama / Robert A. Martin --
Miller twists historical fact to present a weak allegory / Robert Warshow --
Major characters in The crucible / Edward Murray --
The heroism of John Proctor / Julie Adam --
An atmosphere of dread in The crucible / C.J. Partridge --
The theme of power in The crucible / Christopher Bigsby --
The theme of guilt in The crucible / E. Miller Budick --
Autobiographical elements in The crucible / John Elsom --
The dramatic structure of The crucible / Bernard F. Dukore --
Strengths and flaws in The crucible / Ronald Hayman --
The crucible's contemporary context is still relavant today / Jeanne-Marie A. Miller --
The universal appeal of The crucible / John H. Ferres --
Miller's contribution to American theater / Richard Watts, Jr. --
Arthur Miller's innocence / Eric Bentley --
Interpreting The crucible in a theatrical production / N. Joseph Calarco.
Series Title: Greenhaven Press literary companion to American literature.
Other Titles: Crucible
Responsibility: Thomas Siebold, book editor.

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This collection of essays discusses the historical background, themes, characterization, dramatic structure, and staging of Arthur Miller's famous play about the Salem witch trials.

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