The Crucible - (Seniors Age 12+) - Plot Summary: Act Two




20th May 2020 - First 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 Two - the Proctors' house, a week later

  • The witchcraft trials have started. Elizabeth believes that John can stop the trials by telling the court that Abigail is lying, but John is reluctant.


  • The Proctors' servant, Mary Warren, returns from Salem - thirty-nine women are in jail for witchcraft. Elizabeth's name has been mentioned in court. Mary gives Elizabeth a doll she's made.


  • Reverend Hale arrives to question Elizabeth.


  • Giles Corey and Francis Nurse burst in - their wives have been arrested.


  • Two court officials arrest Elizabeth - Abigail claims Elizabeth's spirit stuck a needle in her.


  • John tells Mary she must tell the court that Abigail is lying.



Lesson 1 - Introduction 1

Lesson 2 - Introduction 2

Lesson 3 - Who's Who

Lesson 4 - Plot Summary: Act One

Lesson 5 - Plot Summary: Act Two

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