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Understanding The Crucible

Author : M. N. Jimerson
ISBN : 1560069961
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An introduction to Arthur Miller's play, "The Crucible," discussing the author's life, the impact of the play, its plot, cast of characters, literary criticism, and pertinence for today's audiences.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Crucible

Author : Arthur Miller
ISBN : 0774030216
Genre : Miller, Arthur, 1915
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A literary study guide that includes summaries and commentaries.
Category: Miller, Arthur, 1915

The Crucible Arthur Miller

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9780791098288
Genre : Electronic books
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The Crucible still has permanence and relevance a half century after its initial publication. This powerful political drama set amidst the Salem witch trials is commonly understood as Arthur Miller's poignant response to McCarthyism. Filled with fresh essays about the play, the new edition of this invaluable literary guide features a bibliography and notes on the essay contributors.
Category: Electronic books

The Crucible

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9781604138153
Genre : Salem (Mass.)
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Discusses the writing of The crucible by Arthur Miller. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.
Category: Salem (Mass.)

The Crucible

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ISBN : 9781609338930
Genre : Fiction
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The Crucible

Author : James J. Martine
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004398306
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"The 1953 premiere of The Crucible confirmed Arthur Miller's reputation as one of America's most important and serious playwrights as it underscored the earlier success of Miller's Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Death of a Salesman. While dealing with the 1692 witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, The Crucible reveals Miller's concern with issues of individual conscience and guilt by association - issues that were manifest in the social and political problems of his own time. The drama is both a historical play of 17th-century colonial America and a parable about the communist witch-hunts in the United States of the 1950s. Miller uses the moral absolutism of Puritan Salem to parallel the infamous congressional hearings led by Senator Joseph McCarthy. The events which frame Miller's tragic drama are separated by some two hundred and sixty years, but are joined by circumstances where elements of disparate societies seek only evidence of guilt and ignore or suppress all evidence to suggest otherwise. With universal themes that transcend time and place, including national borders, The Crucible remains one of the most often produced American plays worldwide." "In The Crucible: Politics, Property, and Pretense, James J. Martine extends his analysis beyond the standard critical appraisals that compare the drama's setting only to the time in which it was written - the McCarthy era. Martine examines in detail Miller's historical sources and the ways in which he adapted this material to his contemporary audience. Martine suggests the play should be "read" within a variety of contexts, that is, as a product of and reaction to the McCarthy era, as a milestone in the development of Miller's work, as an exemplar of the genre of tragedy, as part of the tradition of American theatre, and as a basis for later adaptations. in his discussion, Martine considers both the written text and the play as public performance. He examines the play's settings, props, and exits and entrances, and draws attention to the various ways in which Miller built these directions about the play's performance into the written text. Martine argues convincingly that The Crucible should not be approached as a monochromatic written text as it often has been, but as a multifaceted performance text. His study includes photographs of a contemporary staged production, in addition to commentary on Robert Ward's Pulitzer prize-winning opera based on Miller's drama. Martine's multi-leveled exploration enables the reader to understand and thus appreciate The Crucible and Arthur Miller more fully."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Literary Criticism

Twentieth Century Interpretations Of The Crucible

Author : John H. Ferres
ISBN : UOM:39015066057806
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Contemporary critics analyze historical background, themes, structure, and characterization in Arthur Miller's study of the Salem witch trials.
Category: Literary Criticism

Robert Ward S The Crucible

Author : Robert Paul Kolt
ISBN : 9781461707134
Genre : Music
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In Robert Ward's The Crucible: Creating an American Musical Nationalism, Robert Paul Kolt explores the life of the American composer Robert Ward through an examination of his most popular and enduring work, The Crucible. Focusing on the musical-linguistic relationships within the opera, Kolt demonstrates Ward's unique synthesis of text and music, one that lends itself to the perception of American musical nationalism. This book contains the most thorough and in-depth biography of Ward yet in print. Based on interviews with the composer, Kolt presents new information about Ward's life and career, focusing on his opera and examining the formation and construction of The Crucible's libretto and score, in turn offering new insights into the process of composing an opera. Kolt observes how the libretto's linguistic aspects helped Ward formulate the opera's melodic and rhythmic musical material. A detailed and unique analysis of the opera, particularly the musical and linguistic techniques Ward employed, demonstrates how these techniques lend themselves to the opera's reception as a work of American musical nationalism. The book also provides yet unpublished information on Arthur Miller's play, examining how it came to be written and soon after became the basis for Ward's work. Several appendixes provide a fuller picture, including a deleted scene from Miller's play and Ward's version of the scene, a chronological overview of the Salem Witchcraft Trials, and illustrations and photo reproductions from Ward's manuscript.
Category: Music