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Book Review: The Crucible by Arthur Miller

I have yet to see The Crucible in its play form so it feels a bit unfair to judge what is only a script. I have no doubt that the play is more compelling when seen than when read. 259 more words

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"Leave me my name" (John Proctor)

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Daniel Day-Lewis as John Proctor

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The Crucible, 1996 (Nicholas Hytner)

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Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman was written in 1948, by Arthur Miller. In this post World War II America, capitalism flourished. Hope for the future and desire to prosper transmuted to financial success and aspirations of ownership. 243 more words

Arthur Miller

From Arthur Miller:

“Give them no tear! Tears pleasure them! Show honour now, show a stony heart and sink them with it!”

– The Crucible

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At the Kennedy Center: Miller's A View from the Bridge: the white man at the center


The LA and Kennedy Center cast

Dear friends and readers,

I’m told that Ivo Van Hove’s New York City production of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge… 1,953 more words

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"Mac" to the Carnegie Delicatessen for Lunch

Her name is “Mac,” and she is headed to The Carnegie Delicatessen for lunch.

She is meeting a friend from junior high school.

Surely I am envious, as my sustenance often comes from fast foods such as a good chain with friendly workers, with a  similar name to my friend, referenced above. 85 more words

The nature of the beast: grappling with the big ideas in this year's texts

You don’t have to be Bear Grylls to grapple with the beast in nature…or more precisely the nature of the beast in English.

But we are interested in the nature of things because, after all, we (unlike Grylls) are human and we… 178 more words