Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Crucible revisited

I wondered why there has been 370 page views of my article Jews, Black, Women, the Poor and the Disabled in The Crucible since 4 November 2012 when I posted it and believe that it may be because Arthur Miller's play The Crucible is on the 2013 school curriculum. I guess that means that some students are already undertaking research before the year begins. I hope that teachers stress the influence of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth on Arthur Miller, particularly Act 1, Scene 1 in which three hagged old witches appear to Macbeth during a storm and Act 1, Scene 3 in which the old women (who with their beards, appear like men) speak to Macbeth in riddles as well as the fact that Miller's play, assumed for many years to be a true account of the Salem Witch trials, is pure fantasy!
Update 1 January 2013 - there have been 410 views now.

1 comment:

  1. A great quote for the coming new year. Let’s start thinking more of others and less of ourselves. Nice post.