Teacher Guide

The Crucible Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Consider other plays written by Arthur Miller, such as Death of a Salesman, All My Sons, or A View from the Bridge, as well as other American dramatic literature (e.g., A Streetcar Named Desire, A Raisin in the Sun). Miller's adaptation of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People also works well in dialogue with The Crucible.

Stephen Karam's play Speech and Debate, about three teenagers united through a high school speech and debate team, uses The Crucible as a key plot point. This play will resonate well with high schoolers and give them a contemporary look at The Crucible's reception and how its themes continue to appear today.

Perhaps briefly encouraging students to compare the...

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