|Extra Credit Projects|
For the serious artist only: Choose a
scene fromthe play
and illustrate it.
Organize a performance of the scene you think is most
important to the theme of the play. You might present your
performance as a play, dialogue, or choral reading.
Compare The Crucible with a current event or
might explain the similarities you find inan essay or poem.
You could also show them in a poster.
Write a letter to Governor Danforth about the way the
trials are being conducted. You might use a petition from
Mary Easty, who was later hanged for witchcraft,as
Elizabeth Proctor survives the trials because she was
pregnant. Write a dialogue in which Goody Proctor tells her
child about John Proctor.
Design a set that could be usedin a production ofThe
Crucible. (A shoebox diorama would be a good plan)
Prepare a list of charges described in The Crucible and
the evidence used to prove them. Then interview a person
with legal training about how much of this evidence would be
admissible in courts today. Share your findings in a short
report or summarize the interview in question/answer
Find out more about the actual events ofthe Salem trials
and the real people mentioned by Miller. Then critique
Miller's use of historical facts in The Crucible.
The Crucible has been called "an allegory of
McCarthy era. "Prepare a chart or short report that shows
the parallels between the Salem witch trials and the hearings
that Senator Joseph McCarthy held before the House
Un-American Activities Committee.
When people go to a stage production, they always
receive a program. Create a program for The Crucible that