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The Crucible is a play written and published by Arthur Miller in 1953. It describes the witch trials of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, an event that Miller used as an allegory for McCarthyism in the USA of the 1950s. Miller was himself questioned by the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1956.
John Proctor, Abigail Williams, Reverend John Hale, Elizabeth Proctor, Reverend Parris
Arthur Miller, Why I Wrote 'The Crucible': An artist's answer to politics, published in October 21 & 28th issue of The New Yorker, pages 158-164.
The Crucible is a theatre in Sheffield, England; see Crucible Theatre.