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

Updated: Jun 10, 2020

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 4 - Plot Summary: Act One

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