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Information and background information on the play "The Crucible"

Who wrote "The Crucible"? Arthur Miller
What year was "The Crucible" written? 1953
What is the author's reason for writing "The Crucible"? claimed the red scare was the same thing as the Salem Witch Trials
How long did the Witch trials last? 9 months
What was the reason the witch trials came to an end? The Governor stepped in and stopped the whole situation.
Who is Marilyn Monroe? The famous actress that Miller was married to.
How were the witches identified? They exhibited strange behavior, if they couldn't stand to hear the Lord's name, dancing in the woods naked, drinking blood, etc
What is the setting of "The Crucible"? Salem, Massachusetts. 1692
What is the "Death of a Salesman"? Name of another play written by the author of "The Crucible".
Who is Senator Joseph McCarthy? The man who started accusing people of communism.
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