The Crucilbe: Theater Project. Includes Directorial, Set, Sound, And C
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I chose Arthur Miller’s The Crucible because of the plot’s dark history and suspense. Also because of the play’s reflection of McCarthyism. The so called “witch-hunts” for communist brought on by Senator Joseph.
The play is set in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692, where suspicions of witchcraft were floating around the town air. Act 1 starts out in early spring and ends in Act 4 when it is late fall. The play opens with Betty Parris sick in bed, and Reverend Parris tending to her, and wondering what made her so sick. Soon Abigail Williams saunters in, and through much probing, Reverend Parris eventually finds out that she, Tituba, Susanna Walcott and Betty were all involved together in a secret practicing of…show more content… Elizabeth Proctor is John Proctor's wife. She fires Abigail when she discovered her husband was having a sexual affair with her. Abigail first becomes interested in witchcraft because she wants Tituba to concoct a charm to kill her. Abigail wants to take Elizabeth's place as Proctor's wife. Failing at that, Abigail accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft during the trials, hoping that Elizabeth will hang for the crime. Elizabeth is convicted of her crime, but her execution is delayed because she is pregnant. By the time she delivers, the craze has died down and her life is spared.
Tituba is Reverend Parris's black slave from Barbados. She agrees to perform voodoo at the request of Abigail and Ruth's mother. Parris catches her and the girls during a session which sparks the entire witch hunt craze.
Then at last is Marry Warren who is the servant for the Proctor household. At first, she is timid and easily ordered around by Proctor. After the trials start, she enjoys a position of power and authority and she defies Proctor's right to order her around. But also gets caught in Abigails mind games.
I felt that a definite theme was diseption. Everyone in the village turned on each other, even own family members. Everyone had to watch their