Author: Arthur Miller (1915-2005)
First Published/Performed: 1953
My Edition: Penguin (seen at right)
Other Works Include: All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), and A View from the Bridge (1955/1956)
I have already read Miller's Death of a Salesman and reviewed it (it was Book 31), so I am familiar with his work. I read this one back in high school as a sophomore and loved it. Now that I know a little more about the history surrounding the play and McCarthyism, I am hoping to pull more from it as I go.
In addition, I am also teaching this one to my sophomore English students. We're going to be reading it out loud (they each have a part and I am playing the narrator), so it should be a fun experience for all of us. I am looking forward to their reactions to the witchcraft and court proceedings, as well as making connections for them between the McCarthy era (which we just covered in U.S. history) and the proceedings in Salem. It should be enriching and fun! :)
Have you read this one before? What did you think?
Has anyone seen this live-acted? I really want to!