Critical Insights: The Crucible, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1682176851
  • ISBN-13: 9781682176856
  • DDC: 812.52
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 300 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released July 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This volume offers diverse perspectives on one of Arthur Miller's most popular, most controversial and most frequently staged plays. The volume situates the play within many different contexts--historical, critical, literary, biographical, social, cultural, and others.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About This Volume.
The Crucible after Six Decades.
Biography of Arthur Miller.
Critical Contexts.
1: “And so his sons will have his farm”: Primogeniture in the Plays of Arthur Miller.
2: Scholarship on Arthur Miller's The Crucible: 2000–2017.
3: The Crucible: Skepticism, Knowledge, and Tragedy.
4: The Crucible: A Play for All Seasons: Assessment of the 1996 Film Version.
Critical Readings.
5: Scapegoats, Satanism and the Sacred: Arthur Miller's The Crucible.
6: Letters from the Past: Arthur Miller and Communism (a Self-Interview).
7: Christopher Bigsby on Arthur Miller's Marxism (and Its Relevance to The Crucible).
8: Arthur Miller's Postwar Aesthetics and The Crucible.
9: Arthur Miller's The Crucible and Post-World War II Dystopian Writings.
10: Anti-Communist Criticism of Arthur Miller's The Crucible.
11: Molly Kazan's The Egghead as a Response to Arthur Miller's The Crucible.
12: The Crucible in Four Voices: Rouleau, Segal, Hytner, and Farber.
13: Nicholas Hytner's 1996 Film Version of Arthur Miller's The Crucible.
14: The Crucible on Broadway 2016: Miller's Stodgy Shut-In gets a Wild Night Out on the Town.
15: Non-Broadway Productions of Arthur Miller's The Crucible: A Survey of Recent Stagings.
16: Arthur Miller's The Crucible on Audio, Starring Stacy Keach and Richard Dreyfuss.
Chronology of Arthur Miller's Life.
Works by Arthur Miller.
About the Editor.