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Arthur Miller on The Crucible

January 22, 2013 | by

Today marks the sixtieth anniversary of the premiere of The Crucible. In this interview, Arthur Miller discusses the writing of the play, and the McCarthy hearings that inspired it.



  1. Joe Carlson | January 22, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Thank you. Great man. Great play. Great interviews.

    But Molly Kazan was also right when she said of THE CRUCIBLE:
    “What’s going on here and now is not to be compared with the witch trials of that time. Those witches did not exist. Communists do. Here and everywhere in the world. It’s a false parallel. ‘Witch hunt!’ The phrase would indicate that there are no Communists in government, none in the arts, none sending money from Hollywood to12th Street.”

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