[cert 12, 123 mins]

Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’, famously inspired by
the House Un-American Activities Committee
investigation into communist sympathies in
Hollywood, has become an American classic. Taking
the real-life events that occurred in seventeenth
century Salem, when more than a dozen people
were executed for witchcraft. The film tells the
story of when a group of Salem girls are discovered
dancing in the woods by the village minister. To
cover up their guilt, they concoct a tale of
witchcraft, saying that the slave Tituba, forced
them to join in her satanic rites. Thrown to the
wolves, Tituba begins naming names thus bringing
terror to Salem.

Director:Nicholas Hytner

Starring:Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder

Level:AS, A2, GCSE, Scottish Highers

Subjects:Drama, English

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