On the eve of the Digital Theatre release, Perry’s thoughts on THE CRUCIBLE.
I should have posted this or something like it months ago, but for some reason, despite many notes, some additional reading and two or three drafts, I just never completed even one. Now, with one day left until I see The Crucible on Screen (technology intact, I hope) and with probably a third of Richard Armitage world already in the know, I’m in that odd position of not having seen the stage or screen version, but I’ve read so many fan and professional reviews, analyses, interviews, I’ve viewed isolated scenes, snippets, photos, gifs. How do I go back to that time before I knew anything about this current production? I already know that the staging of this production, while true to the original text and setting, differs from the play as I knew it.
But here goes. I recall speculating on so many aspects of the play when I learned…
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