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The Crucible
The Crucible | Arthur Miller
The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. Many have large casts and a mixure of boy and girl parts. The Crucible is a study of the events which led to the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials, and a parable for 1950s McCarthyism in the USA.
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vivastory
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I read Miller's play in school & lately have thought of rereading it. If I do I will probably buy it in the wonderful Penguin #Orange edition. The only Penguin Orange that I own is Shirley Jackson's & there are a few others that I'd like to collect.
#GratefulHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

kspenmoll Lovely edition! Went to Salem MA this past which has stone slab seats commemorating each persons death. October & visited The Witches Memorial 2mo
vivastory @kspenmoll I was there years ago. It was really interesting. 2mo
Eggs 🧡🖤🧡 2mo
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kspenmoll
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#haunted #incostume #witchery #Salem
Spent yesterday in Salem MA with my husband, son, 2 sisters in law. What a fantastic day!!!! So much to see, so much to do! #halloween

Lindy 🧙‍♀️👀 3mo
Gissy So nice! I hope I could visit it someday during this time 🧙🏼‍♀️ 🐈‍⬛ 🖤🖤🖤 3mo
Suet624 Busy time of year for that town I bet. 3mo
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TheBookHippie Love!!! 🖤🖤🖤 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!! 🖤🧙🏻 3mo
kspenmoll @Suet624 It was wild but such fun! Witches, zombies, ghosts, etc. We loved it! Beautiful day as well, warm & sunny. 3mo
kspenmoll @Gissy I hope you can!!!🖤🖤 3mo
kspenmoll @Lindy @TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect Halloween day! 🖤🖤🖤 3mo
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JacintaMCarter
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#2021Book89
I've loved this play since I first read it in high school and it's one of my favorite things to teach.

Erinreadsthebooks I love teaching it, too! 4mo
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DarkPizza
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It was good. I wasn't blown away, probably bc I already knew a lot about the Salem Witch Trials, but it was good. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Not much more to comment on. I'm looking forward to watching the movie and hope to get to see the play live someday.

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KimberlyJuracich
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I know this is a book you either love or hate because most schools make you read it. I personally loved it.

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ErinSueMreads
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This book was so painful to read. I hated every second of it. So glad it's marked off my list of impossible to read books. It was my #doubleapin for the month of january.

#bookspin

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Oh my, at least it's off the list!!! 12mo
Michael_Gee What did you hate about it? I haven‘t read it but it‘s on our shelf so I‘m curious! 12mo
CaramelLunacy I remember hating this one too... 12mo
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ErinSueMreads
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Omgggg I'm aliiivvveeee! I survived the covid. It was horrible. Thank you for all the sweet people sending me cards and gifts. You guys made it all so much easier. Banging out some reading thus month finally! I love you all so much.

JackOBotts So great to hear you‘re on the other side and recovering! 14mo
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JacintaMCarter
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#2020Book42
I've loved this play since I first read it in high school and it's one of my favorite things to teach.

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Annie1215
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I can‘t think of a better topic/ plot that better represents this. The witchcraft hysteria of 1692 illustrates perfectly how dangerous it can be to get swept up and fixating on one thing. I could talk LITERALLY all day about the history of this as I‘m deeply obsessed with Salem‘s history. The townspeople overwhelmingly and blindly believing unfounded claims distracts from even more dangerous realities. #tarottakeover

ErinSueMreads Such a great choice! I can't believe I didn't think of thus one. I just finished it thus summer. I'll be sure to tag you tomorrow 1y
DaveGreen7777 Oh, wow, this choice was perfect! 😧 Bravo! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 1y
Annie1215 Wow @ErinSueMreads @DaveGreen7777 you guys are really validating my English degree lol. I could never have predicted it‘s use in this way; I wish I‘d had this as a selling point to my dad when I switched my major 😂 thanks Litsy! 1y
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lonelybluenights
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Remembering that time I played Mary Warren in a production of this play.

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The pacing is good, the plot is great and the characters are developed perfectly. I particularly like what Miller did with John Proctor‘s character, I enjoyed analyzing his actions in comparison to his concept of himself. Abagail is also interesting to analyze but I found her to be a less complex character and I was content with what happens to her in the end. John Proctor also got a fitting end but in a different way than Abigail.

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kgriffith
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“One cannot help noting that one of his lines has never yet raised a laugh in any audience that has seen this play; it is his assurance that ‘We cannot look to superstition in this. The devil is precise.‘“
(I used talk-to-text for that quote and “any” was heard as “Eddie” — I don‘t hab a code id my doze, but allergies. 😝)

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kgriffith
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Starting this one for class on Wednesday...

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DebinHawaii
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#FebruaryFeels #FavePlay

Catching up from yesterday. In junior high we read The Crucible & then had a field trip to watch the play performed in Portland. While maybe not my all-time favorite play (that is probably Much Ado About Nothing or The Importance of Being Earnest or maybe Daddy Long Legs? 🤔), it made a big impression on me & is definitely a favorite.

I used random online photos for my collage.

Erinreadsthebooks Love The Crucible! 2y
Eggs Excellent choice 2y
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JacintaMCarter
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#2020Book7
I just finished teaching this to my juniors. I‘m not sure if they loved it as much as I do. This is the bulletin board in my classroom. The fine print says “Salem witches were hanged, not burned.”

Kimberlone I have a tshirt my sister gave me that says the same thing! 2y
Cinfhen 🙌🏻 2y
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Leftcoastzen
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On this date in 1956 Arthur Miller appeared and testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities.He did answer questions about his own behavior and actions but refused to “name names” of friends and colleagues who might share his interests and activities.He was found guilty of contempt of Congress.His beautiful wife (what‘s her name again?)😉attended the hearing risking her own career.

rretzler Wow - she looks so young in that picture! 3y
Leftcoastzen @rretzler This photo is from 1956. I always feel she looks younger with less makeup. 3y
marleed I bought a 1954 home nearer the core of the city a year ago. It seemed wrong not to have a Marilyn Monroe coffee table book in my front room. I was so excited when I thrifted one for 2 bucks. Now I have my eye out for Jackie O! 3y
Leftcoastzen @marleed That‘s cool ! keeping it mid century! 3y
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CoffeeNBooks
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Cinfhen Good one!!!!!! 3y
rohit-sawant Nice! 👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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EmilieGR
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Better seen than read

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[John Proctor] was the kind of man—powerful of body, even-tempered, and not easily led—who cannot refuse support to partisans without drawing their deepest resentment. In Proctor‘s presence a fool felt his foolishness instantly—and a Proctor is always marked for calumny therefore.

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StephanieMarie
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At a play with my husband :) I've never read or seen this before so should be interesting!

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Blaire
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The people of Salem believed that the women of the town were witches and on #highwaytohell #marchintothe70s @Lizpixie @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Haven‘t read this one 😔 3y
Blaire @Cinfhen it was required high school reading for me. I saw the play performed in law school and thought it was great. 3y
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Lyn-Mara
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“I saw Goody Proctor with the devil!” 🌘 This cover was too gorgeous in its simplicity to pass up. #decoratewithbooks

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nibech
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I didn't reach my goal of reading 15 books this year, but I got a few books under my belt nonetheless!

https://www.goodreads.com/Nibech

#goodreads #readingchallenge #yearinbooks

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LiterRohde
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“For murder, she‘s charged! For the marvelous and supernatural murder of Goody Putnam‘s babies.”

#QuotsyDec18 | 9: #Charge

📷: Made with Typorama

LauraJ Marvelous! 3y
LiterRohde Thanks. I enjoy deciding on and designing quotes for this challenge. 3y
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Centique
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#nofemmeber #illmakeyousorry

Better not upset young Abigail ladies... from the look on her face I reckon she could cause a mite of trouble.

zsuzsanna_reads Excellent choice! 3y
batsy Good one 3y
Cinfhen Ha, that‘s giving good face...love it!!! 3y
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CoffeeNBooks Good choice! 3y
Billypar Yeah that stare definitely fits the prompt! This was my favorite play in high school- we were assigned parts in English class to read and I was excited to get John Proctor- my only starring role 😎 3y
Centique @Billypar that‘s so cool! I bet you did a great job 👏👏👏 3y
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CoffeeNBooks
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I teach this book in my AP Literature class every year! #OctoberPutASpellOnYou #Salem @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkoiss

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m going to look this one up!! 3y
Kat_H My favourite play of all time! 3y
Carolhreads I read this play in class in high school and then watched the movie with Winona Ryder i loved the moved it was so good !!!! 3y
CoffeeNBooks @Carolhreads I haven't seen the movie- I'll have to check it out! 3y
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BookNAround
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Curriculum night at the high school. Calgon take me away! Tagged one of the books my junior will read this year, one I coincidentally taught my college freshmen many, many years ago. (I held my classes on this play in the campus graveyard. Kid will have to make do with generic American high school.)

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LikelyLibrarian
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Reading this with my World Lit students, and I can‘t get the song from The Hunger Games out of my head...

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
They strung up a man
They say who murdered three
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at midnight
In the hanging tree

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E.gordon
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Trying to get through The Crucible for my English class at school my cat decided she wanted to nap with me

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PixieDust
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Such an important and absorbing read. I can‘t believe I went so long without reading it!! It left me wanting to read more about McCarthyism and the Salem witch trials...

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Lcsmcat
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Just a few of my #paperbacks that are pretty old. #oldcoolbooks @Linsy

tournevis Looking at Steppenwolf, I don't remember the book having that many naked women. Haaah! the 1970s! Good times. 4y
Lcsmcat @tournevis Anything to sell books, non? 4y
Linsy I love seeing all of these old covers. 💕 4y
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Librarybelle
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I‘m so happy I could grab this book during my recent Book Outlet splurge! Love the #cover of the Penguin Orange Classics! #maylovesclassics

And, to stretch the prompt a bit, the Salem Witch Trials were based on lies and hype and prejudices and the list goes on and on. An unfunny joke that robbed the lives of dozens of individuals. Far stretch, but my brain isn‘t quite working this morning. #thejokerandthethief #getmovin

Bambolina_81 Great cover! 4y
ValerieAndBooks I actually ordered more of these covers yesterday from Book Outlet 🙊🙈 4y
Cinfhen That is an awesome cover 🧡🧡🧡 4y
Librarybelle @Bambolina_81 @ValerieAndBooks @Cinfhen It‘s the best marketing device by Penguin! And Valerie...it‘s dangerous to know Book Outlet has more! I also purchased The Joy Luck Club in the Penguin Classics cover, but now my interest is piqued in more! 😂 4y
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BeansPage
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Woo hoo!!! ✨🎊👊🏻👏🏻😃🤘🏻💪🏻🎈🎉 Nailed it!!! #4in48Readathon COMPLETE! I'm gonna go for 5th book just for a bonus 😁

wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻🎇🎆🙌🏻 4y
tammysue Congratulations!! 🎊🎉😁💕 4y
asiriusreader 🎉🎉🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
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Jazruiz.2014 Congrats 4y
Andrew65 Well done and with so much time to spare! 🎉🎉🎉🍾🍾🍾🍾🥂🙌🙌🙌 4y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 4y
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BeansPage
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A rare case where the film was true to the book (or play in this case). Easy to read but could be very difficult to follow if you are not familiar with the characters. There are many characters and they all play significant roles. Though not 100% historically accurate it is still beautifully retold in a way that's much more reader friendly. This is one of those classics that everyone should read at least once.

hissingpotatoes Just a couple days ago I tried listening to the audiobook and couldn't follow it. I definitely need a print version. 4y
BeansPage @hissingpotatoes I definitely recommend looking into watching the film with Winona Ryder and Daniel Day-Lewis. It is extremely good and is true to the book. It will help you to understand what is going on a bit better. 4y
hissingpotatoes @Syndelle777 Thanks for the rec! 4y
staci.reads @Syndelle777 @hissingpotatoes Arthur Miller wrote the screenplay for the movie too. That's why it's so well done (and his son-in-law playing John Procter might have had something to do with it too ☺). 4y
hissingpotatoes @staci.reads Ooh that's promising! 4y
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BeansPage
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This is it everyone! The home stretch of the #4in48Readathon . We're all doing so great, I know we can finish with flying colors 🎉 Let's do this guys! 🤘🏻

Samplergal I gotta pick smaller books....😂 4y
BeansPage @Samplergal Yea small, easy reads are good for this challenge. Was meant to knock a few small reads off our TBR lists. 4y
CindyMyLifeIsLit I LOVE this play!! Proctor is such an awesome character. I‘m very partial to allegories! 😁 4y
BeansPage @CindyMyLifeIsLit I really enjoy the film. Daniel Day Lewis makes an awesome Proctor! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 4y
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Sue
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Waiting for the action to start ...

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Andrea4
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Another excellent play denouncing contemporary actions with past examples. Sadly, still applicable today.
I will say plays are obviously better on stage in person but I do love the radio theater aspect to plays in audio format!

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Jerdencon
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Finished the crucible for #freakyfriday Made me so angry at times at the thickheadedness of people! And how much has Not changed!
Currently reading 2 non fiction books (which I never read! So this is a stretch!) one for #freakyfriday and one I thought was historical fiction but turned out to be a biography! Lol! @dariazeoli

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Lcsmcat
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Like most plays, the tagged classic is #under200pages. #MarchinBooks @maich

Dulcinella It is an excellent read! 4y
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Kimberlone
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The first volume takes its name from The Crucible, and makes a lot of references to the Salem Witch Trials.

Saknicole A fart on Thomas Putnam! 4y
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catsuit_mango
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Went to see Molly's game at the theater yesterday evening and came back wanting to read the Crucible! Very good movie (I lived that she sends a Webster page to her lawyer to make a point). But my to read list does not need more names ;)

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Libby1
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I couple of older teen boys are sitting at the table next to mine talking about the patriarchy and religious oppression in light of The Crucible.

I am incredibly impressed and delighted.

TrishB Yay 🎉 4y
Lcsmcat I love overhearing conversations like this that show how aware young people are. 4y
JazzFeathers Yay!! 💪😁 4y
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Oryx That makes me very happy 4y
Velvetfur I love stories like this, of encountering cool young people who aren't behaving like idiots and who are using their brains 😊👍 4y
kspenmoll 👏🏻👏🏻 makes me happy too! 4y
Libby1 @TrishB , @Lcsmcat , @JazzFeathers , @Oryx , @Velvetfur , @kspenmoll - I‘m fed up with all the complaints about young people. I usually find them to be incredibly impressive. ❤️ 4y
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GatheringBooks
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#ReadingResolutions Day 7: There is much #Devotion to caramel in this post with salted mocha crumble frap and nutty caramel chocolate cake paired with the timeless The Crucible, my daughter‘s required Literature reading for school. And yes, we have seen the film adaptation during her school holidays. :)

ReadosaurusText I am here for caramel #devotion! 😋 4y
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Pemberley
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It's not Friday anymore but this is fun.

1. The Crucible... I love stories involving witches and witchcraft.
2. Teal.
3. Contrary.
4. Alicorn!
#friyayintro @jess.how

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BookNerd784
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October 5: A Book I Read Beacuse of a Teacher for World Teacher Day - I read the crucible in high school for my English teacher and it sparked my interest in The Salem Witch Trials. I am still interested in the trials today! #salem #witches #bookishwackyholidays

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emily_m_tubb
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#SpookyOctober #TwoFacedTuesday
Abigail was the first character I thought of that fits this prompt. She is willing to lie and manipulate to get her own way... no matter the cost to others.
I loved this play when I first read it in secondary school and it remains my favourite play to this day. (And I still hate Abigail! 😂)

@Jess7

kspenmoll Good choice! Reading this right now with 10th graders! 4y
Libby1 What a perfect choice. 4y
litmuggle I'll always love it too. 4y
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Rachellynnwright
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Watched this movie last night and loved it!! The performances of young Winona Ryder and Daniel Day-Lewis were on point!! The very last scene = 😭 and has left me in a very fall-ish and witchy mood! Will definitely be reading the original play by Arthur Miller soon...

Graciouswarriorprincess One of my favorite plays. Enjoy! 4y
Andrea4 Oooo i wanted to read this too! Thx for the reminder!!! 4y
riversong153 I haven‘t watched this movie in a while. It was sooo goood! 4y
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Lcsmcat
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I've always loved the classics, so this was a difficult prompt for me, but I'm going to say that plays would be good #classicsforclassicshaters because they're short, by definition contain lots of drama, and may be familiar from screen adaptations. #fallintobooks @RealLifeReading

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Saknicole
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My reading voice was cracking after two classes of reading that monster introduction aloud. I love teaching plays, especially in classes where students get into their reading role. #teachersoflitsy #americanlit #🇺🇸

Kimberlone Starting this in my class next week too!! 4y
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