Review: The Crucible

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The CrucibleBook Review
I may be a little unpopular with my 3 of 5 stars rating for The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, but in my world, a 3 means it’s your generally good book/play/movie with some great things, some bad things, and an overall “yeah, you should probably read it.” My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The topic: Salem Witch Trials, one of my absolute favorite time periods in American history to research. Miller is brilliant, I acknowledge it. He brings suspense, timing and charisma in everything he does. But when this is about an episode from our history over 250 years before the play was written, I expected something a bit different / stronger. Too many scenes were too dry for me.

So many schools put this play on as a high school production. Even in colleges sometimes. I was tempted to look for it on Broadway… I mean, I do live in NYC. Why wouldn’t I go try it out? Really… I blame myself here.

Characters are great. You do feel strong emotions towards them. I think what I wanted more of… was the mysterious air surrounding those deemed a witch. There are some scenes where it’s almost there for me, but ultimately… I wanted more. I should probably give it another chance… it’s been almost 25 years.

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6 thoughts on “Review: The Crucible

    susandyer1962 said:
    May 7, 2017 at 5:14 PM

    Ugghhh had to read this one on high school. I hated high school!! Lol

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    Books, Vertigo and Tea said:
    May 8, 2017 at 12:56 PM

    I was one of the few who really enjoyed The Crucible in high school 🙂 I think a 3 is pretty fair. Although maybe I lean more towards 4 stars. Re-read possibly, now that I think about it.

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