by Arthur Miller
What can I say? I hated this. I hated it when I read it in high school, and I hate it now.
So, Arthur Miller allegedly wrote this in response to the McCarthy era, which we all know was the witch hunt of the 1950s. And, instead of setting it in the 1950s, he set his play in the time of the Salem witch trials. Clever, no?
And this is why the play is so unreadable. Who wants to read a play that takes place in the 17th century? Who wants to read about characters known as Goody Nurse and Goody Proctor? Not me. Definitely not me.