No need for a witch hunt, `Crucible’ mix rings true
By T.J. Medrek [Boston Herald, 10 Apr 05]
Sex, religion and real estate: Put ’em together, and you’ve got a plot that will bring out the best and the worst in any cast of characters.
The late playwright Arthur Miller used all three as motivators in his classic play about the Salem witch trials, “The Crucible.”
And these same subjects (well, the sex and religion parts at least) made the play a natural for operatic treatment by composer Robert Ward in 1961.
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