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The Crucible: A Comparative Study of the Play and the Film

Abstract : Arthur Miller's The Crucible is one of the most famous American plays of the 20th Century. Written about the Salem witch trials, it was actually a veiled criticism of McCarthyism and the Communist witch hunt of the 1950s. A film adaptation of the play was made in 1996. In this study we shall firstly see how historical and cultural changes have modified our perception of The Crucible and how they have influenced the film adaptation. We shall also try to understand the modalities of film adaptation and how the form of the play and the film influence the development of each medium. Lastly, we shall see how the main themes are explored in each piece of fiction and ultimately what the differences and similarities between the play and the film are.
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Maïa Foulis. The Crucible: A Comparative Study of the Play and the Film. Literature. 2014. ⟨dumas-01021623⟩



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