Widely considered a modern classic, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is at once a compelling drama about the Salem witch trials and a striking allegory of McCarthyism, a practice born from the second Red Scare. 941 more words
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Well before Blair Witch, the Wicked Witch, or Wicked’s Elphaba, there were the Salem witches of The Crucible.
They’re all different, but each of those wicked ones arose from the same place: our collective fears, (and maybe also our misogyny) and all the inventive ways humans find to transform negative emotions into evildoers in their midst. 767 more words
You can change the technology. You can vote out the government. Declare the latest bubble a new economy.
What you can’t do, it seems to R.H. 1,015 more words
Karl Sine is taking violence on Calgary stages to new heights.
The fight director extraordinaire, who often works with colleague Haysam Kadri on Shakespeare Company shows, puts his talents to work for Calgary audiences that — thanks to video games and movie wizardry — have come to expect increasingly sophisticated mayhem in their storytelling. 581 more words
Alma (a wonderful Nora McLellan) has been through the drill so many times, she has to coach security goon Dom (Jeff Lillico), in his first day on the job, on the proper way to interrogate a shoplifting suspect. 609 more words