Friday, April 17, 2009

#4 The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Witches’ Brew:

 1 cheating husband

1 jealous lover

1 wronged wife

Add a greedy preacher and a handful of naughty children. Stir until all hell breaketh lose.


Based on the Salem witch trials of 1692, The Crucible tells the story of how dozens of people in the small puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts fell victim to naught but the fanciful accusations of children. One girl,  Abigail Williams (a 17th century Amy Fisher) has an affair with John Proctor, a well-respected farmer. Elizabeth Proctor, his wife, learns of the affair and confronts John.  He ends the affair, but Abby will not be scorned. Hell hath no fury like a teenager in love. 

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