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The Crucible
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The Crucible
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In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor, THE CRUCIBLE mirrors the anti- Communist hysteria in the 1950's.

In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor, THE CRUCIBLE mirrors the anti- Communist hysteria in the 1950's.

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  • AudioFile Magazine At once an allegory of the 1950s' anti-communist witch hunts and a spotlight on seventeenth-century witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, this play shows how ignorance and good intentions can interweave to destroy lives. The star-studded cast ratchets the tension to a disturbing level as the town disintegrates. The young girls playing at witchcraft shriek in irregular counterpoint to the quiet, terrifying judgments rendered by Reverend Harris (Michael York), and doubt is ever more audible in the voice of Reverend Hale (Richard Dreyfuss). Most moving is Stacy Keach as John Proctor, who fights to salvage some good from the trials that destroy Salem. G.T.B. 2002 Audie Finalist (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine
  • Audio File Magazine The star-studded cast ratchets the tension to a disturbing level as the town disintegrates. The young girls playing at witchcraft shriek in irregular counterpoint to the quiet, terrifying judgments rendered by Reverend Harris (Michael York), and doubt is ever more audible in the voice of Reverend Hale (Richard Dreyfuss). Most moving is Stacy Keach as John Proctor, who fights to salvage some good from the trials that destroy Salem.
  • Awards Foreword, Silver Award for Book of the Year, Audio Fiction, 2002 Finalist: Audio Publishers Association Audie Award, Multi Voice Presentation (2002) inalist: Audie Award, Classic Fiction (2002) Finalist: Audie Award, Audiobook adapted from another Medium (2002)
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