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© Boardworks Ltd 2006 1 of 23 These icons indicate that teacher’s notes or useful web addresses are available in the Notes Page. This icon indicates that the slide contains activities created in Flash. These activities are not editable. For more detailed instructions, see the Getting Started presentation. This icon indicates that a worksheet accompanies this slide. © Boardworks Ltd 20061 of 23 The Crucible Act One
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 2 of 23 Plot summary exercise
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 3 of 23 Re-read the stage directions given before the play starts. Miller takes great care to set the scene before the play opens. He gives detailed information about the stage furniture, and also about the look of the room where the action takes place. He also tells the reader/director about the lighting that should be used. Setting the scene FurnitureLighting bed chest chair small table narrow window with leaded panes morning sunlight burning candle What effect will the lighting and sparse furnishings have on the audience?
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 4 of 23 Setting the scene This is a picture taken from a production of The Crucible. Try to identify all the different things that Miller describes. Is there anything missing from the stage? What lighting is being used?
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 5 of 23 Setting the scene
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 6 of 23 white bonnet, shawl and apron demure posture, hair tied neatly back The black and white could symbolize the Puritans’ sharply defined moral code, and their rigid definition of good and evil. plain black dress Puritan costume This is a picture of Abigail, taken from a production of the play. Notice how the director has used a very sharply contrasting black and white costume, whereas in reality the clothes would have become quite dirty and worn. Why do you think the director might have done this? What else can you say about her costume?
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 7 of 23 The Puritans wore very plain clothes, a fact that reflects their society very clearly. As we have already seen, they followed a very strict moral code, and this extended to the way that they dressed. What is wrong with the Puritan costume below? Puritan costume Red would not have been worn as it is too bright. Jewellery was not allowed. Make-up was not allowed. She would probably have been wearing a bonnet. Can you see any other accuracies or inaccuracies in the costume? High-heeled shoes would not have been allowed.
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 8 of 23 The characters
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 9 of 23 We meet a great many characters in the first act, some of whom are very important to the story, others less so. It is vital to study the major characters in detail. However, some of the minor people are crucial to the story as well. The characters Tituba Ann Putnam Francis Tituba is the first to be accused and is an easy target because she is a slave of very low status. She is a figure of high status in the town and makes her daughter Ruth ask Tituba to 'conjure up the dead' in the first place. He embodies everything positive about their society; his kindness and bravery stand in stark contrast to the other characters.
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 10 of 23 Parris
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 11 of 23 Tituba
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 12 of 23 Abigail
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 13 of 23 Rebecca
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 14 of 23 Hale
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 15 of 23 Abigail and John Proctor Abigail and Proctor’s conversation is an important part of the play as it gives the audience information on their affair and also on their characters. Read the exchange again that begins 'Gah! I’d almost forgot how strong you are, John Proctor!' and finishes 'John, pity me, pity me!' What do we learn about Abigail and Proctor? Find two quotations that define each of their characters. Give me a word, John. A soft word. (Her concentrated desire destroys his smile.) No, no, Abby. That’s done with.
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 16 of 23 What effect do you think this type of dramatic structure has on the audience? The Crucible is divided into four acts but contains no scene demarcations. There are, however, flash points or ‘peaks’ of dramatic tension throughout the play. These are generally followed by moments of calm, or ‘troughs’. As the play progresses, these become more extreme. One peak of dramatic tension is when Abigail, Tituba and Betty confess. An example of a trough is when Parris and Proctor are bickering about money. High Low Think about what you have read so far. Can you identify any other moments of tension and calm? Tension levels Time Dramatic structure explained
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 17 of 23 There is no suggestion in the play that Miller believes in witchcraft. In fact, he seems to feel that religion is as dangerous and full of superstition as the so-called ‘black arts’. For more background on Arthur Miller’s opinions and thoughts, as well as information on the characters as they were in real life, look at the detailed background that he intersperses with the play during Act One. Witchcraft '…The necessity of the Devil may become evident as a weapon, a weapon designed and used time and time again in every age to whip men into a surrender to a particular church or church-state.' What else does this quotation tell you about Miller’s attitude to religion and the Devil?
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 18 of 23 Power
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 19 of 23 Quotations
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 20 of 23 Directing Abigail Imagine you are the director of The Crucible. The actress playing Abigail is in your charge. What will you need to tell her? What do I need to wear? How should I hold myself and move? What are my key lines and scenes? How should my key lines be delivered? How should I talk to the other characters? What props do I need? What else do I need?
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 21 of 23 Abigail
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 22 of 23 Vocabulary Learn the meanings of three more words in Act One.
© Boardworks Ltd 2006 23 of 23 1. From your reading of Act One, what would seem to be the major themes of the play? 2. Should a director choose to add to the play, recreating the scene where the girls dance in the forest? If yes, how and why should this be done? 3. How could the stage set contribute to the sense of claustrophobia apparent in this first act? 4. What seems to you to be the high point of tension, or climax, of this act? How might you stage this to develop the tension? Act One questions
© Boardworks Ltd of 8 Drama The Crucible: Act One – part 1.
RESPONDING TO TEXT DEPENDENT QUESTIONS How to answer questions like a high school student. By SHANNON VESSELL.
The Crucible Act I. Reverend Parris’ House Spring His daughter, Betty, is lying on the bed and is not moving.
Act One. 1. Why is Reverend Parris praying at the beginning of Act One? He’s worried for his daughter.
Katilyn Wyatt and DeAnna Mabe. Definition Using a biased, suspicious, or incredible source to defend a conclusion. X is true because Y says so. Therefore,
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What is drama? A drama, also known as a play, consists of works of literature written to be performed by actors in front of an audience. **For example,
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CRUCIBLE STUDY GUIDE. 1/ How does the story open? 2/ Why is Reverend Parris worried only about himself and not his daughter? 3/ Why is Tituba worried.
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The Crucible A play by Arthur Miller. PURITAN SOCIETY In order to understand the events of “The Crucible”, it is important to look at exactly what the.
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Focus Questions The Crucible: Act I. Focus Questions The Crucible takes place in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts The protagonist is John Proctor Characters.
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Crucible Log Questions. Pd1 -Caught dancing naked. (Dancing is WRONG!) -People were very obedient. -Kids are limited to what they can do. -Why wouldn’t.
The Crucible Characterization Group Activity Everything you never thought you wanted to know about the characters in the play.
By Arthur Miller. Drama—a form of literature that is written to be performed for an audience (stage or camera) Tragedy—the downfall of a main character.
T HE C RUCIBLE A CT 1. DateStandardsTextTest Date 8/14/14 or 8/15/14 RL1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text.
JOURNAL 5 – DEC. 8 CHOOSE ONE: ACT 1 Option A: Compare the play we read to the film we saw. What was the same or similar? What was different? Did any.
Belonging in The Crucible. Belonging in the play Community Belonging vs Individual Beliefs Hysteria Reputation & Belonging Belief & Control Persecuting.
The Crucible Bellringer #17 9/5/13 1. What does Giles accuse Mr. Putnam of in the beginning of Act III? 2. When Danforth gives John Proctor the offer to.
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Nov 21 – Jr American Lit You will need: The Crucible - Act I Pen/Pencil Paper Homework: Prepare for your reading of Act II Worksheet – Act II page
(Later Essays too). Determine what you are being asked. Figure out your idea/ opinion and write it in one sentence. THIS IS YOUR THESIS for the paragraph.
GOOD VS EVIL STUDENTS WILL UNDERSTAND HOW TO EXPLAIN THE NATURE OF GOOD AND EVIL IN ‘THE CRUCIBLE’
1 The Crucible: Act I “There is prodigious danger in seeking loose spirits.” --Rebecca Nurse.
The Crucible Characters- Act One. Reverend Parris “evidently in prayer” “evidently in prayer” “seems about to weep” “seems about to weep” Look at his.
The Crucible Acts I & II Review Women of Salem Say what? Act I Act IIMen of Salem
Purpose: SWBAT develop a compelling case by crafting questions and responses for witness testimony Do Now: Share your opening statements with your group.
The Crucible by: Arthur Miller. Characterization Reverend Parris – “I have many enemies.” “There is a faction that is sworn to drive me from my pulpit.”
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By Bradley Pankow Ashlea Dull And Lauren Johnston.
An act is a group of two or more scenes that form a major division in a play Act A scene is one part of the action, usually happening in a particular.
Conventions of Drama Drama and Fiction share a common set of elements: Plot, Setting, Character, and Theme Dramatic plot are divided into Acts and Scenes.
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The Crucible Act I. The relationship between Abigail and Proctor seems to foreshadow the real cause of the frightening events to come. Abigail went to.
Crucible Bellringer #18/9/13 1.Look at the picture below. What inferences can you make about the Puritans? List at least two inferences. Today’s Target:
The Crucible Acts I & II *Choose a question from the board on the next slide. Click once to reveal the answer, then click the star to return to the board.
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© Boardworks Ltd of 18 The Novel For more detailed instructions, see the Getting Started presentation. This icon indicates the slide contains activities.
The Crucible By Arthur Miller. Preview/Foundation Setting: 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts Point of View: third-person omniscient and first-person Historical.
© Boardworks Ltd of 10 KS4 Drama – Design Skills: Costume Teacher’s notes included in the Notes Page Accompanying worksheet Flash activity. These.
The Crucible List of Characters. Francis Nurse Head of the Nurse family; Respected man in town. Tried to stop the trials by aiding John Proctor.
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