Arthur Miller & The Crucible            By Änna Williams
Just the Facts   Born – NY City Oct. 17, 1915   Dad – women’s coats   Mom – teacher   College – Michigan Daily – writi...
Just More Facts   Married 3 times, 3 kids   One of the dominant playwrights of the    50’s   Wrote – plays, screenplays...
Albee Says   Miller paid him a compliment by saying    “that my plays were necessary.”   “I will go one step further and...
1956: McCarthy   Summoned before congressional    committee   Spoke of Communist meeting attendence   Did not name name...
“A political policy is equatedwith moral right and opposition              to it with diabolical                    malevo...
Bits & Pieces   1953 – on stage      1st production –                               Motivation – liberals       failed ...
You Will Learn   Interpret – offer own explanations   Motivation – reason for character’s    behavior
Quick Info.   Approx. 21 characters   Based on real people, places, & events   Crucible – test or trial of events
Arthur Miller in “Tragedy and the Common Man”                                         (1949)       “. . . The tragic feeli...
Thanks to:* American Masters. Pbs.org. Educational Broadcasting Company. August 29, 2006.http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanm...
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  1. 1. Arthur Miller & The Crucible By Änna Williams
  2. 2. Just the Facts Born – NY City Oct. 17, 1915 Dad – women’s coats Mom – teacher College – Michigan Daily – writing plays After grad. – freelance writer NY 1st Broadway success – All My Sons (1947)  Showed need for moral responsibility in families & society
  3. 3. Just More Facts Married 3 times, 3 kids One of the dominant playwrights of the 50’s Wrote – plays, screenplays, & a book Masterpiece – (1949) Staunch liberal Died – Feb. 11, 2005 (89) heart failure
  4. 4. Albee Says Miller paid him a compliment by saying “that my plays were necessary.” “I will go one step further and say that Arthur’s plays are ‘essential’.”
  5. 5. 1956: McCarthy Summoned before congressional committee Spoke of Communist meeting attendence Did not name names Found in contempt of congress - blacklisted Later overturned by Supreme Court
  6. 6. “A political policy is equatedwith moral right and opposition to it with diabolical malevolence.” -Arthur Miller Notes to the play The Crucible
  7. 7. Bits & Pieces 1953 – on stage  1st production –  Motivation – liberals failed to scared of being called Communist if  Ran 600 protested performances  Read 1692 trial  Most produced transcripts play  Missing Piece – Parallels “Red Hunt” Upham in 50’s - Sen. Joseph  Entry by Rev. Samual McCarthy Parris Act of desperation
  8. 8. You Will Learn Interpret – offer own explanations Motivation – reason for character’s behavior
  9. 9. Quick Info. Approx. 21 characters Based on real people, places, & events Crucible – test or trial of events
  10. 10. Arthur Miller in “Tragedy and the Common Man” (1949) “. . . The tragic feeling evoked in us when we are in the presence of a character who is willing to lay down hislife, if need be, to secure one thing – his sense of personal dignity.”
  11. 11. Thanks to:* American Masters. Pbs.org. Educational Broadcasting Company. August 29, 2006.http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/database/print/miller a.html.* Anderson, Robert. “Arthur Miller”. Elements of Literature, 5th Course. Teacher’s Edition. Holt,Rhinehart, Winston. 2000. Pg. 826.* ”Arthur Miller Dead at 89”. CNN.com. August 29, 2006.http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/books/02/11/obit.miller.* Galvin, Rachel. “Arthur Miller Biography”. August 29, 2006.http://www.neh.gov/whoweare/miller/biography.html.* Miller, Arthur. “Why I Wrote The Crucible”. Elements of Literature, 5th Course. Teacher’s Edition.Holt, Rhinehart, Winston. 2000. Pg. 827.* Reuben, Paul. “Chapter 8: American Drama – Arthur Miller (1915-2005)”. PAL: Perspectives inAmerican Literature – A Research and Reference Guide – An Ongoing Project. August 29, 2006.http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chp8/miller/html.
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