The Crucible Drama

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‘‘Theatre is a place where one has time for the problems of people to whom one would show the door if they came to one’s office for a job’’ (George Bernard Shaw ) Drama today is full of experiment, springing from the actors’ and audiences’ part in total theatre. The author starts off an activity which he experiments and does not control it.. This idea has its origin from the French theatre, incomparably the most lively of the day,and spread to others. Plays are conceptualized in terms of action and response. The dramatist, or the playwright with deep imaginative experience, enters ideally into the minds of all his characters and speaks from within them. His own reading of life cannot be extracted from the drama in which it is embodied; but…show more content…
The Crucible is a dramatic work by American playwright Arthur Miller. The play, first produced on Broadway in 1953, illustrates the story of the Salem witch trials of 1692-1693. Miller's tragic drama follows the protagonist John Proctor and his plight for justice amongst mass hysteria, which metaphorically examines the motivations and corruption of the McCarthy era in Miller's own time. McCarthyism was a time period during the 1950s in which, the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, especially of pro-Communist activity, in many instances unsupported by proof or based on slight, doubtful, or irrelevant evidence, became popular. If one was proven guilty, the sentence would be jailing for long periods of time. This time period struck from the fear of communism after WWII. Many admirers of death of salesman thought its successor, the crucible, disappointedly less adventurous and innovatory; some found it too much of a morality play, while for others the parallel it suggested with American political events of their own day was an embarrassment; its structure, characterization and language all came under…show more content…
They began to target entertainers. They has a main purpose to get rid of communists, and their activities. Within the Crucible, the HUAC represented a court that tried to get rid of all witches, which represented communism. Most of the people the court found were innocent. This, in most cases was much like the McCarthyism trials. The plot of the McCarthyism trails and the Crucible are almost completely similar. Arthur Miller based his play, the Crucible, after the so called witch hunts of the McCarthyism trials. Both began from false accusations and the search for revenge. All the hysteria continued for periods of time due to the fear of being accused after speaking out. As the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States intensified in the late 1940s and early 1950s, hysteria over the threat posed by Communists in the U.S. became known as the Red Scare. Communist became known as "Reds" as the fear spread. This relates to the fear of devil which spread throughout Salem in the Crucible. Those who were accused of working with the devil became known as

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