• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Drama coursework- comparison between: 'The Crucible' by Arthur Miller and 'Vinegar Tom' by C. Churchill

Extracts from this document...


Drama coursework- comparison between: 'The Crucible' by Arthur Miller 'Vinegar Tom' by C. Churchill We are currently performing a piece of drama called 'The Crucible' and have studied a play called 'Vinegar Tom'. 'The Crucible' was written by Arthur Miller in 1953 and was set in Salem, Massachusetts USA in 1692. 'Vinegar Tom' was written in the 1970's and was set in the 17th century. Although 'Vinegar Tom' was written about the 17th century, the ideas parallel those of the issues of the 1970's. The issue was feminism. Although women were beginning to work the same jobs as men, their wages were drastically different, with men being paid a lot more for the same job. ...read more.


This set off a long chain of innocent people that were accused by people trying to free their own name. Several innocent people was accused and charged, as they would not give their names of others. This is the same as the plot of 'The Crucible'. John Proctor will not give other peoples names in order to free his, and so is charged of being a witch. Arthur Miller was accused of being a communist and as he wouldn't give the names of others in order to free his name. After this was when 'The Crucible' was written. Both stories tell of false accusations, and of people scapegoating others. ...read more.


Satan was believed to pick out the weakest individuals to do possess- women, children. I have used what I have found out from studying the two plays and adapted it into my production of 'The Crucible.' I play Abigail, the girl who starts up the accusations and is the leader in her group of friends. Her friends follow her actions and go along with what she says. I play my part confidently, but I have tried to portray the fact that there is always the fear of being accused, or found out of lying to the court. The play is really about what's not said, and I am playing my part as though there are things I know, but keep to myself. Drama Coursework- 'The Crucible' and 'Vinegar Tom' Louise Poole ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Arthur Miller section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Arthur Miller essays

  1. The Crucible - summary.

    Proctor answers that he does not believe that there are witches in Salem, but Elizabeth denies any belief in witches, for the Devil cannot own a woman's soul when she keeps an upright way. When Hale asks Elizabeth if she questions the gospel, she retorts that he should question Abigail Williams about the gospel and not her.

  2. The Crucible.

    He clearly sees what is happening and reveals everything to Danforth in a sentence 'I may shut my conscience to it no more - private vengeance is working through this testimony.' had Danforth the sense to think about it then maybe he would have seen it too.

  1. The Crucible.

    A significant moral problem that is raised in the drama The Crucible is moral uncertainty, and it is explored and treated as the drama progresses. The original John Hale spoke of 'a conscientious endeavour to do the thing that was right'.

  2. The Crucible.

    Proctor says one commandment twice; " Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image." The commandment he misses out was 'Adultery.' Hale at this point would just look at Hale trying to 'define' his character but this in a sense is hypocritical as they are in a strict Christian society that believes there is only one Judge, God.

  1. 20th century drama- The Crucible

    The people in turn, feared the authorities perhaps even more than the authorities feared them. This is because they knew that if they broke any rules or overstepped ay boundaries they would be persecuted for it. A seemingly ordinary man by the name of John Proctor was found to be

  2. GCSE English Coursework: The Crucible

    She mentions, "You think its God's work you should never loss a child, her grandchild either, and I bury all but one?" This clearly shows how jealous she was of her and led into her being hung. Other reasons for the hangings were people's personal differences and grudges towards other people.

  1. A comparison between The Crucible and our production of an extract from Pygmalion

    Pygmalion is a comic play, its plot is based on a light hearted affair which rarely lapses into serious matters; sometimes laced with melancholy it does however all end well for Eliza and Mr. Higgins without moral reproach. However; based on the events of the actual Salem witch trials which

  2. Inspector Goole- An Inspector Calls Coursework

    question the Inspector, as this would be the typical image of an inspector. At first none of the characters knew why the inspector had chosen to come and interrogate the Birling household, but then it all becomes apparent. Birling is first to be interrogated and comes across as arrogant when

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work