10th June 2020 - Cast Read-through
'The Crucible'... what happens when?
Here's a little recap on the main events of The Crucible. It's a good idea to learn what happens when, so that you can consider how elements of performance and design might change as the plot progresses.
Act Four - Salem jail, autumn 1692
Hale and Parris are persuading the prisoners to confess. Abigail has robbed Parris and vanished.
The judges ask Elizabeth to persuade John to confess. She agrees to speak to him, but she won't promise to try to persuade him.
Over a hundred people have confessed. Giles Corey wouldn't plead guilty or not guilty, so he was tortured to death.
John confesses, but he refuses to say he's seen other prisoners with the Devil.
John tears up his confession. He's lead out to be hanged.
Parris and Hale ask Elizabeth to persuade John to confess again, but she refuses.