The Crucible is by Arthur Miller. The classic tale of mass hysteria and vengeance that was the Salem witch trials. A cautionary tale of what happens when madness overtakes a community. The play centers on John Proctor who has had an affair with Abigail Williams, the leader of the girls supposedly "bewitched" by the devil. Miller based the play on the historical trials that occurred in Salem in the 17th century; it is also an allegory, not only of Naziism, but of the McCarthyism of the 1950s. A Readers Corner Highly recommended read.
Ratings: 11th grade - 9 out of 10.