Who played Giles Corey in the crucible?

Peter Vaughan
Peter Vaughan: Giles Corey Jump to: Quotes (3)

Who played John Proctor?

Daniel Day-Lewis
It was directed by Nicholas Hytner and stars Daniel Day-Lewis as John Proctor, Winona Ryder as Abigail Williams, Paul Scofield as Judge Thomas Danforth, Bruce Davison as Reverend Parris, Joan Allen as Elizabeth Proctor, and Karron Graves as Mary Warren.

Is the crucible movie based on a true story?

It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692–93. Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the United States government persecuted people accused of being communists.

Who wrote the script for The Crucible movie adaptation 1996?

Arthur Miller
The Crucible/Screenplay

Who was pressed to death with these last words more weight?

Giles Corey’s
In the literature about Giles Corey’s tortuous death, there is reference to his famous last words, “more weight.” These words were uttered as a final attempt to expedite his death while also showing that not even imminent death could convince him to go to trial.

Why is Giles Corey pressed to death?

“About noon, at Salem, Giles Corey was pressed to death for standing mute,’ wrote Samuel Sewall on 19 September 1692. Corey had pleaded not guilty to the charge of witchcraft, but he refused to agree that the court (which had found all the defendants tried to date guilty) had a right to try him.

Who lost 7 babies in The Crucible?

“The Crucible” terms Act I

Tituba slave who “conjures” spirits
Ann Putnam lost 7 babies at birth
Reverend Hale minister from Beverly
Reverend Parris Harvard educated Salem minister

Why does Abby drink chicken blood What’s her motivation?

Why does Abby drink chicken blood? What is her motivation? She drinks it to kill John Proctors wife. Her motivation is to want him back.

Why is The Crucible not historically accurate?

Ages of characters The play The Crucible by Arthur Miller is not historically accurate due to the change of characters such as ages, jobs, and events. This is done to make the play more interesting and to keep the audience engaged.

What are the main themes of The Crucible?


  • Intolerance. The Crucible is set in a theocratic society, in which the church and the state are one, and the religion is a strict, austere form of Protestantism known as Puritanism.
  • Hysteria.
  • Reputation.
  • Goodness.
  • Judgment.
  • Social Status.
  • Ownership and Property.
  • Justice.

Did Giles Corey really say more weight?

After two days, Corey was asked three times to enter a plea, but each time he replied, “More weight,” and the sheriff complied. Occasionally, Corwin would even stand on the stones himself.

Who was the youngest person jailed for witchcraft?

Dorothy/Dorcas Good
She was sent to jail, becoming at age five the youngest person to be jailed during the Salem witch trials. Two days later, she was visited by Salem officials….Dorothy Good.

Dorothy/Dorcas Good
Born ca. 1687/1688
Died Unknown
Other names Dorcas Good
Known for Youngest accused of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials

Who is Goody Osburn in the Crucible?

The name of Goody Osburn first comes up in Act 1, when she is suggested by Thomas Putnam as a possible witch (p. 43). This suggestion is then corroborated by the accusations of Tituba (p. 44) and Abigail Williams (p. 45).

Who was George Jacobs in the Salem witch trials?

Jacobs was believed to be the George Jacob baptized 13 February 1608/09 at St. Dunstan in the West, London, son of barber-surgeon George Jacob and wife Priscilla of Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire. Jacobs’ body was buried near where he was hanged. In the 1970s bones were found that were believed to be his.

Who are the main characters in the Crucible?

Mrs. Ann Putnam. Also Known As: Goody Putnam, Goody Ann. Ann Putnam is wife to Thomas Putnam and the mother of the afflicted Ruth (who we never see onstage) and seven other dead children (who we also never see onstage — because they’re dead).

What happens in Act 2 of the Crucible?

Act 2: We find out, first via Mary Warren and then via Ezekiel Cheever, that Abigail has accused Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft.