Event The Crucible
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Venue Drama Theatre (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW
First Date 18 June 1992
Opening Date 20 June 1992
Last Date 1 August 1992
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Dressed in Puritan costumes of black cloaks, starched white collars and high black hats, the characters of Arthur Miller's 1953 play seem harsher than ever. Miller used the 1962 witch trials of Salem, Massachusetts, in which 19 people were hung, as an analogy for the anti-Communist McCarthy-era witch-hunt in which he was caught up during the 1950s in America. The play is about an evil young woman, Abigail Williams who whips up hysteria about witches in the town in order to have the wife of a farmer she loves killed.
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Drama
Subjects Political
Name Function Notes
Josephine Burns Actor
John Derum Actor
Peter Gwynne Actor
Ron Haddrick Actor
John Howard Actor
Elaine Hudson Actor
Tony Llewellyn-Jones Actor
Betty Lucas Actor
Ross Wallace Costume Designer
Richard Wherrett Director
Arthur Miller Playwright
Brian Thomson Set Designer
Text Nationality United States of America
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Return Season
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure Sydney Opera House Diary Jun/Jul 1992
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record June, 1992
Event Identifier 16324