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The Crucible


When [[Performer~P212205~Arthur Miller~arthurmiller]]'s play The Crucible was first staged in 1953, it was widely acclaimed as a metaphor for the recklessness of [[Performer~P302956~Joseph McCarthy~josephmccarthy]] and his spurious crusade against communism. In its 1996 screen adaptation (scripted by [[Performer~P212205~Miller~arthurmiller]]), the tone has been adjusted somewhat and plays as a warning against the dangers of political and religious extremism of all kinds. After a group of young women is...more