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The Crucible - Reading List

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Main Stage performances are at the New Hazlett Theatre Center for Performing Arts

Performances are typically 2 hours long.

Showtimes: Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 PM
Sunday @ 2:30 PM



The Crucible

by Arthur Miller
Directed by Scott Calhoon
October 30, 2015 - November 8, 2015

Reading list provided by Northland Public Library:

Readings In and Around The Crucible

More about America in the 17th Century

Colonial Living by Edwin Tunis
Thomas Y. Crowell Company. New York. 1957

An old (but not out-dated) book rich with details of everyday life in Colonial America, with excellent drawing of the architecture, clothing and material culture of the era.

Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in Colonial America by Dale Taylor
Writer’s Digest Books. Cincinnati, Ohio. 1997

Detail and minutia designed for aspiring writers, but intriguing and enlightening for anyone interested in how people lived when George Washington still had teeth.

More about the Salem Witch Trials Witches!

The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer
National Geographic. Washington, DC. 2011.

Irreverent woodcuts enliven this well-researched journey into 17th century witch hunt madness.

Witchcraft Trials: Fear, Betrayal, and Death in Salem by Deborah Kent
Enslow Publishers. Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. 2009

How can modern readers ever know the truth; where the Salem teens victims of witches? Ergot poisoning? Some exotic bacterial infection?.

Books about Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller by Christopher Bigsby
Harvard University Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts. 2010

A thorough and sympathetic look at the political, professional and personal life of the writer.

Books about “the Red Scare”

America in the 1950s
by Edmund Lindop and Sarah Decapua
Twenty-First Century Books. Minneapolis. 2010.

News photographs and commentary on the political and cultural events of the 1950s.

The Cold War by Kayla Morgan
ABDO Publishing. Edina, Minnesota. 2011

The ins and outs of the United States’ complicated relationship with Communism and Communist countries from the Second World War and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

McCarthyism : The Red Scare by Brian Fitzgerald
Compass Point Books. Minneapolis. 2007.

The rise and fall of Senator Joseph McCarthy and his “witch hunt” for American Communists, real and imagined.