Arthur Miller used his 1953 play The Crucible on The Salem Witches Trials of 1692 to comment on Senator Joe McCarthy and his Committee on Un-American Activities.
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Films on Demand- Database
From Title: The Crucible
DESCRIPTION: The ramifications of the trail in Massachusetts are described.
"The Crucible" and McCarthyism (SEGMENT)
From Title: Arthur Miller: An Interview
DESCRIPTION: The analogy between Salem's witchcraft trials and McCarthyism is clear-cut in "The Crucible." In an excerpt from the play, John Proctor has the same understanding of oppression that Miller has. A BBC Production.
Author Miller: An Interview (FULL VIDEO)
DESCRIPTION: In this exclusive interview, Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Arthur Miller speaks about his life and career. Beginning in New York, Miller traces his early years through the Great Depression, offering insights into how this lean time influenced his work. A portion of the program is devoted to a discussion of the 1950s McCarthy hearings and their impact on the development of Miller’s masterwork, The Crucible. Film excerpts from Death of a Salesman, After the Fall, and A View from the Bridge are interwoven with Miller’s observations on the political and poetic nature of his plays and on the art of writing. A BBC Production. (76 minutes)
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