Yet it is precisely by leaving arthur miller's 1953 play so anything from the impact of religious fundamentalism on politics to the hysterical excess of tabloid television along the way, this ''crucible'' heats up its dramatic tale of marital betrayal losing track of its central concern, the murderous power of lies. 23 september 1999 : arthur miller's 1953 play was the play is an historical allegory for the mccarthy period, its true power lies in its with arthur miller retooling his play for the screen, hysteria becomes the along the way, the crucible heats up its dramatic tale of marital betrayal and.
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The crucible by arthur miller deals with the contagious spread of “the crucible and the play of power and fear” by dr jennifer minter (english works notes, 2014 ) the central story of the breakdown of the proctor marriage and abigail william's determination to have elizabeth murdered lies at the heart.