Salem - Oxford Playscripts
Published by Oxford University Press
Large Mixed Cast
Who can be trusted?
In 1692, 19 people were executed for witchcraft and the whole village was engulfed in fear
But what actually happened in Salem?
This play re-tells the Witch Trials by combining historical evidence with a healthy dose of imagination, and exploring the build-up of hysteria in the village
It covers important issues of prejudice and peer pressure, gang mentality, suspicion and fear
Salem is ideal for preparation work for The Crucible
It also acts as an interesting comparison text to Miller's play, placing emphasis on different events and characters
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* Speaking parts: 13 male; 14 female
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