The Crucible- revision.

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Give an example in The Crucible of the theme of guilt.
Proctor feels guilty about his affair with Abigail.
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Give an example in The Crucible of the theme of responsibility.
Abigail is responsible for pressuring the girls to accuse others.
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Give an example in The Crucible of the theme of revenge.
Putnam uses his daughter to accuse his neighbours of witchcraft so that he can buy their land.
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Give an example in The Crucible of the theme of morality.
Reverend Hale changes his mind about who is telling the truth.
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Give an example in The Crucible of the theme of gender.
The oppression of women in the Puritan society may have lead the girls to explode into life through the forbidden excitement of dancing in the woods.
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Give an example in The Crucible of the theme of race.
When accused, the girls deflect the blame on to Tituba, the only person in the play who is of lower social standing.
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Give an example in The Crucible of the theme of status and power.
The judges consider themselves superior to the villagers of Salem.
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Give an example in The Crucible of the theme of individual vs society.
Proctor stands up against the rest of society to fight for what he believes in.
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Who is John Proctor?
A respected landowner in his mid-thirties who is married to Elizabeth. He has an affair with Abigail. He is a man of principle but who is full of guilt, he is willing to stand up to the establishment.
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Who is Elizabeth Proctor?
Married to John proctor, highly respected, deeply religious. She finds it hard to forgive her husband for his affair with Abigail but softens towards the end.
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Who is Abigail Williams?
She is the neice to Reverend Parris and had an affair with Proctor. She is the leader of the girls.
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Who is Mary Warren?
She is a timid servant girl to the Proctors. She knows what the girls are doing is wrong but folds under pressure when she tries to stand up to them.
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Who is reverend Parris?
The Minister of Salem. A self centred character who causes division within the village.
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Who is Deputy Governor Danforth?
A highly experienced judge with enormous power. His religious convictions and unwillingness to compromise prevents the truth from being discovered.
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Who wrote The Crucible?
Arthur Miller.
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When was it first performed?
1953.
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Where/ when is it set?
Salem, Massachusetts, 1692, a strict Puritan society.
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What does a profile spotlight do?
produces a sharp, clearly defined beam which is good at highlighting specific performers.
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What does a floodlight do?
Provides a lot of light to an area, creates a wash, therefore is very naturalistic.
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What do parcans do?
It's a versatile lamp that provides a narrower focus than a flood light- it can shape parts of the stage.
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What are Gels?
Coloured sheets of plastic that are placed infront of a lantern to give it ccolour.
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What do barn doors do?
They are pieces of plastic that fit around a lantern to shape a beam of light.
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What do Gobos do?
Small discs that are placed over a lantern to create patterns and shapes on stage.
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What is a Theatre in the round?
Whe the audience surrounds the performance space.
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What is a Thrust stage?
When the audience's seats are very close to the stage.
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What is a Traverse theatre?
Like a catwalk, when the audience are sat either side of the stage, like a runway- very engagaing.
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What is a Proscenium stage?
A satge when the audience sit directly opposite, on one side only.
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What is meant by the fourth wall?
The difference (wall) between the stage and the audience, the cast memebers pretend there's no audience- VERY naturalistic.
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Give an example in The Crucible of the theme of gender.

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