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The Crucible - STUDENT EDITION

The Crucible - STUDENT EDITION $15.99

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Arthur Miller

Published by Methuen

Large Mixed Cast
This Student Edition is perfect for students of literature and drama and offers an unrivalled guide to Miller's great play

The Crucible is Miller's dramatisation of the witch-hunt and trials that besieged the Puritan community of Salem in 1692

In this small, tight-knit community gossip and rumour spread like wildfire inflaming personal grievances until no-one is safe from accusation and vengeance

Seen as a chilling parallel to the McCarthyism and repressive culture of fear that gripped America in the 1950s, the play's timeless relevance and appeal remains as strong as when the play first opened on Broadway in 1953

This Student Edition features an extensive introduction by editor Susan C. W. Abbotson which includes ...

A chronology of Miller's life and times

A summary of the plot

A commentary on the characters, themes, language, context

And a production history of the play

There are also over twenty questions for further study

Detailed notes on words and phrases from the text

And the additional Scene 2 of Act II

This is the definitive edition of the play

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"'This [Student] edition will certainly persist as an invaluable tool for those who both enjoy Miller as a dramatist and study him as a significant social and American spokesperson'"~ The Arthur Miller Journal

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