'The Crucible' is a play written by Arthur Miller. The Crucible is set against the backdrop of the mad witch hunts of the Salem witch trials in the late 17th century. It is about a town, after accusations from a few girls, which begins a mad hunt for witches that did not exist. Many townspeople were hanged on charges of witchcraft. Miller brings out the absurdity of the incident with the theme of truth and righteousness. The theme is conveyed through the struggles of Miller’s main character, John Proctor.

In 1953, Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible" ran on Broadway at the Martin Beck. Despite being a box office success and acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, it was considered second-best to his prior "Death of a Salesman."

The original cast included Arthur Kennedy, E.G. Marshall, and Beatrice Straight, and Madaleine Sherwood

The Play was then adapted for the screen and starred Arthur Miller's son-in-law, Daniel Day-Lewis.

The most notable performance of the Arthur Miller's classic 'The Crucible' took place at the Holton Theatre in 2005. Critics raved that this truly was the best interpretation of the play ever to grace to stage. The extremely talented cast included

John Proctor........Tyler Bourke
Elizabeth Proctor...Emily Henochowicz
Abigail Williams....Sammie Nelson
Rev. John Hale......Derek Defensor
Mary Warren.........Cynthia Parmley
Governor Danforth...Taylor Stanley
Giles Corey.........Robert Parrish
Rev. Samuel Parris..Keith Rubin
Tituba..............Rebecca Malinick
Ann Putnam..........Annie Dougherty
Thomas Putnam.......Robert Gelb
Francis Nurse.......Bob Qu
Rebecca Nurse.......Tiffany Williams
Judge Hawthorne.....Trey Smith
Ezekial Cheever.....William Su
Sarah Good..........Char Sloan
Betty Parris........Lilly Kruglak
Martha Corey........Christina Williams
John Willard........Justin McCarthy
Mercy Lewis.........Judy Barr
...as well as many more wonderful actors and actresses

The 2005 play was masterfully directed by Ms. London-Thompson and by her assistant directors Relle Seidman and Marcus Parrish.
Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' was written against Senator McCarthy and the House of Un-American Activities Committee's crusade against supposed communists.

Holton Theatre's Production of 'The Crucible' was the best ever performed.
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The Crucible is a competitive player-vs-player (PvP) multiplayer activity in Destiny. Light level advantages are disabled, so all players have a chance regardless of their or their opponents Light levels.
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A gangster slang term for heating objects up
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To be screwed largely due to reading or performing Arthur Miller's "The Crucible."
Dude, my english class totally got crucibled.
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A story written by Arthur Miller about what shit was like in a puritan town(Salem Massachusetts)and what people did to sinners and people who made the littlest mistakes. Can also be a story about Christian Radicals and terrorism
teacher: ok class were going to spending the next month reading the Crucible

student: white terrorists huh?
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A 1953 play written by Arthur Miller. It is a dramatization of the Salem witchcraft trials that took place in Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693. Miller wrote the play as a response to McCarthyism, when the US government blacklisted accused communists. Miller himself was to be questioned by the House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of "contempt of Congress" for failing to identify others present at meetings he had attended. It was first performed at the Martin Beck Theater on Broadway on January 22, 1953. The reviews of the first production, which Miller felt was stylized and too cold, were largely hostile, although The New York Times noted "a powerful play in a driving performance." Nonetheless, the production won the 1953 "Best Play" Tony Award. A year later a new production succeeded and the play became a classic. Today it is studied in high schools and universities, because of its status as a revolutionary work of theater and for its allegorical relationship to testimony given before the House Committee On Un-American Activities during the 1950s. It is a central work in the canon of American drama.
"Our high school theatre company performed The Crucible."
"Oh yeah. How did that go?"
"Very well. The Crucible has a message that is still relevant today. People loved it."
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possibly the lamest book to ever be written it is quite possibly the most hideous of punishments to be placed upon a high school literature class. It has also been noted to possess some scenes of soft core porn.
This book fuckin sux what is it?

Duh, its the Crucible.
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