The Crucible Corner - Trivia:Though based on historical events, Arthur Milleraltered some events to more strongly parallel his own life experience. In particular, Abigail Williams was only 12. Miller made her older so that she could have had a sexual relationship with John Proctor. This paralleled Miller's own adulterous relationship withMarilyn Monroe.
Did he borrow John Standring's knit hat for a reason? Might he be getting ready to form a new band - Chop and the Shed Crew! Coming soon to a shed near you!
[UPDATE:Well wisher in upstate NY offered her extra large shed for band's premiere concert - Get your tickets now!!] ;D
Answering reporters questions on WonderCon red carpet..
Modern Crucible - Today's Medieval, Dogmatic Believers: Beware of today's medieval moralists who preach climate change, and insult those who are not convinced. The holier than thouers on this topic arrogantly refuse to intelligently debate the subject. They would far rather ridicule those who actually find them to be the narrow minded, dogmatic believers - reminiscent of late 17th century Puritans: http://www.steynonline.com/6279/medieval-moralists
When you read the following John Proctor line in The Crucible, did any other chaRActer's words echo in your ear?
Even the Puritans had to be happy to welcome Spring - after a Massachusetts winter, it's a given. A well wisher said the treatment below looks as though the Puritans found some "psychedelic mushrooms" :D Great description..
Following is author Geo Martin's reply when he was asked to comment on Jack Gleeson's performance(total of 32 eps) as King Joffrey in Game of Thrones. That king is dead, but the ultimate ruler of Westeros is yet to be determined. Reporter asked:..any thoughts about how Jack played Joffrey now that this is his swan song? Martin: I think Jack was sensational. I met Jack during the filming of the pilot many years ago now, and he’s like the nicest guy you’d ever want to meet. He’s really bright and a fiercely intelligent young man going to Trinity College in Dublin. I don’t know if you’ve seen his speech at the Oxford Union, it’s pretty amazing about celebrity culture. He’s very perceptive and he played this loathsome character and somehow made him more loathsome. He created someone that everybody hates, and loves to hate, and that’s a considerable feat of acting. I feel a little guilty that he’s quitting acting now. I hope that playing Joffrey didn’t help make him want to retire from the profession because he does have quite a gift for it and could have a major career as an actor."
Found perfect actor to play the Rev Hale role in The Crucible:)
The continuum of history: Earliest settlers to the Massachusetts Bay Colony had a precedent for their witchcraft phobia, when they arrived from Europe. There were witchburnings all over that continent for centuries:
If so, thank you to the latest John about to be added to RA's body of work. The Massachusetts Bay farmer also channels Thorin at one point in The Crucible when he declares "There might also be a dragon with 5 legs in my house..."