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

I will be directing a scene from Act 3, of the play 'The Crucible' by Arthur Miller.

Extracts from this document...


The Crucible - Arthur Miller Hello, my name is ...................................., and today I will be directing a scene from Act 3, of the play 'The Crucible' by Arthur Miller. Act 3 is probably the most interesting and important acts of the play, and I'm looking forward to writing it in the way I perceive it. The scene I've chosen is from when the girls enter the court room, to when Proctor says he beleives Abigail a murderer. I feel this scene is full of tension, and many different twists which will make it fun to plan and direct. The scene starts with Cheever entering the court with Sussanna Walcott, Mercy Lewis, Betty Parris and Abigail Williams. They are wearing dark grey dresses, slightly worn, with white aprons and hats. This is to show how Puritan ways were, as they beleived in wearing dull colurs to show their loyalty to God, and to show that they will not 'party' as they did not like anything 'out of the ordinary' and didn't even celebrate Christmas. The girls look solemn, and look very much like 'children'. They will walk in with slight puzzlement on their faces to show they do not know why they have been summoned, but Abigails face will twitch slightly when she sees Proctor. Abigail loves Proctor, and wonders why he is here. She had once said to him 'John - I am waitin' for you every night' meaning she desires him, and wishes him no harm. ...read more.


Then slowly she looks down to look at Mary Warren, and with a stern voice and narrow eyes, making her look evil, with a shadow casting over her she says, 'she lies.' This short sentence really emphasises her true self and that she is willing to lie to the most important people to save herself. Also, as its a short sentence, we see that its directed at Mary Warren, even though shes talknig to Danforth. Once this is said, Danforth turns to Mary and says in a questioning, almost exasperated way, but not a harsh way 'you will still go on with this?' Mary Warren had been staring at Abigail, but when she heard Danforths voice it jerked her back to life. She looks up at Proctor, who looks down at her and nods reassuringly. 'Aye sir' she says 'faintly', in a croaky voice so that you know she's been crying. Here there is a pause. Everyone is looking at both Mary Warren and Abigail. They're worried. They don't know whats going to happen and now can't tell who is innocent. Danforth looks tired, and stands a momment considering the evidence. Then, 'turning to Abigail' he asks her about a poppet found in Proctors house and told how 'Mary Warren claims' that she made it herself, and how Abigail 'witnessed how she herself stuck her needle into it for safe keeping.' ...read more.


When Proctor mentions Mary Warrens name, she jerks awake, after being in a sort of stupor, hypnotised by Abigails stares, and whimpers and sobs once more. Then Danforth steps forward, and slowly walks towards Proctor. All eyes are on them. Tension rises, as there is silence in the court room. No one knows what's going to happen next. Then Danforth says in a low, stern voice as he is about to ask him something that has obviously been playing on his mind for some time, and wants to know the truth, 'you are charging Abigail Williams with a marvellous cool plot to murder, do you understand that?' This is at the very peak of tension. Even Abigail is worried, and faces Proctor, with questioning eyes, wondering what he shall say. There is a pause and Proctor looks into his eyes, and says loudly so the whole court can hesr 'I do, sir.' Then hesteps to the side so that he is directly in fornt of Abigail. The rook darkedns and there is noly light on Proctor and Abigail, to show the evilness of plots, but also that they were once very close. 'I beleive she mans murder,' he says, in a low voice, showing his true feelings. Here we come to the end of the scene. As you can see, this scene is full of tense parts, and I've written it of how I imagine it to look like. I've tried to show all the characters movements, but mainly concentrated on Proctor, Mary Warren and Danforth. I hope you enjoyed it. ...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 - review of Act 3 pages 83-96.

    Though the characters may seem over the top to the audience at times, this play is set in 1692 Boston where at that time God and the Devil were thoroughly believed in. This strong belief effects the audiences view through out the play, as they begin to learn more about each character and how he/she thinks.

  2. The Crucible - Act 1 – Abigail Diary.

    She is evil. She is going to have seventy-two people killed within the next week, if that! People that have never even stepped a foot in her way. Never done anything to hurt anyone. Oh Elizabeth. If only you knew how much I love you, and how sorry I am.

  1. The Crucible - Acts 1, 2, 3, and 4.

    Abigail was kneeling on the ground, which made her higher up than Tituba, but still lower than Parris. Hale was standing up, which showed his very high status. I thought this worked very well. I think that Harriet played Parris very well, as she used proxemics very well and she

  2. Consider how Arthur Miller makes Act 3 of 'The Crucible' so dramatic.

    Danforth, another judge then calls for Giles to be removed from the court and be arrested. Giles is then faced with the dilemma of being forced out of the court by marshals or pleading to stay inside. If he pleads to stay in, then there is more of a chance

  1. How does Miller use the development of characters and their interaction with others to ...

    Miller shows this through the interaction between both Danforth and Hale. Danforth says "Mr Hale, believe me; for a man of such terrible learning you are most bewildered - I hope you will forgive me... (To Proctor and the others.)

  2. Consider how Miller creates and maintains tension in Act 3 of The Crucible?

    Overall Miller maintains tension by controlling action within the Act and the reactions of the audience. Reverend Hale is an ambiguous figure in the play; he comes to Salem to find the problem of these illnesses and arrives with great authority and respect.

  1. Explain what happens in Act 3 and show how Arthur Miller makes it clear ...

    If the statement is true, his reputation and the trial will fall and it will have all been for nothing. He realises that his assumption that the girls were telling the truth may have been a very bad decision. Now Danforth tries to find out what Proctor's intentions are in

  2. The Crucible Act 3

    Salem to look for any signs of witchcraft in the suspected victims. Hale is supposed to be a very knowledgeable man in the subject of witchcraft but he reads everything he knows from a series of books. Before, Hale signed a number of arrest and death warrants for people accused of witchcraft which he apparently agreed with.

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