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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Mechanical Parable

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:59 PM

Raiders of the Lost Crucible and Bee Season continue 

"Walter Kerr, in his 1953 review in the New York Herald Tribune ,
wrote, 'The Crucible , which opened at the Martin Beck Thursday,
…seems to me to be taking a step backward into mechanical parable,
into the sort of play which lives not in the warmth of humbly observed
souls but in the ideological heat of polemic.' For Kerr, Miller’s play is
an analytical argument, a treatise, rather than a heartfelt play about
human lives."

— http://www.americanpopularculture.com/
archive/bestsellers/authur_miller.htm

A more heartfelt approach —

" … this beautiful love story . . . ."

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