3rd 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 Three - the court scene
John Proctor takes Mary Warren to court to tell the judges that the girls are lying.
Danforth, the main judge, tells John that Elizabeth is pregnant and won't be hanged.
Lots of villagers have signed a testimony to say that Elizabeth, Martha Corey and Rebecca Nurse aren't witches. Danforth orders everyone who signed it to be arrested.
Mary tells the court the girls are pretending to be bewitched. They start pretending that Mary has bewitched them.
John admits to his affair with Abigail to ruin her reputation. Elizabeth's brought in and asked if it's true. She denies it, which destroys John's case against Abigail.
The girls pretend that Mary's spirit is attacking them. She breaks down and accuses John of doing the Devil's work. John is arrested.