(P)1994 L.A. Theatre Works
As an English teacher I enjoy listening to well performed plays...and so do my students. The actors perform admirably.
Stacy Keach is magnificent as John Proctor. "My Name man, my name."
I wish there was a notation that this is an abridged version of the play.
We use these audible books to supplement the literature our high school daughter must get through, so we are actively listening, rather than listening soley for entertainment. The accents took some getting used to and the speed at which the lines were spoken made it difficult at times to follow, but we found the recording helpful.
This is a wonderfully done recording with good actors. However, This recording is not complete and does not follow the script to the T, but that draw back is overshadowed by the actors. They bring the play to life the way it is meant to be. This recording even though incomplete is superbe.
this is a very good dramatization! (you feel as though you are watching the play instead of listening to it) but it is very very fast and hard to follow along with the book at times because they skip portions.
also the story is very upseting to listen to, i felt on edge after i listened to this, but it's well written and gets the point accross.
The narrator has a well balanced pace that may benefit those who need to read the book quickly but efficiently. Although it a couple of sentences here and there will be skipped it is admissible.
I like postmodernism and parody and poetic language.
Though it isn't always easy to understand each word in heated moments of the play, this is a tough, necessary piece to watch or listen to. The terrible, illogical abuse of power in this Salem witch trial is still apropos today as we watch politicians sacrifice people like gays, minorities, and women to make themselves more powerful, more popular with the so called "base." Unfortunately, this play will probably always be apropos given the cowardice of so many people in the face of power. This is also well acted by some of my favorites like Dreyfus.
The book is good. But you cannot understand anything the speaker is saying. It's big mumble.
Not get a recording of a recording.
The speaker sounded creepy and you could not understand a word.
The story is great, and the actors are great, BUT during the dramatization there are times when the actors are whispering or talking softly. Those times are really hard to understand what is being said. I ended up buying the book because I was frustrated with missing lines.
Lover of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mystery, and westerns in all media, including old-time radio dramatizations.
Well written, and the actors did a great job. I finished this book embarrassed that humanity could stoop to such levels, even is less enlightened times.
Our family listened to "The Crucible" on a car trip. The acting really was wonderful, the sound effects added a lot, but the plot was difficult to follow without the script. I'm sorry it was abridged, as I think it might have been easier to follow if the entire script were included, but for someone wanting to familiarize themself with Miller's story, this is very good.
The actors gabbled so fast that I had trouble discerning one whispering voice from another, and don't listen to this as you fall asleep because you end up straining to find out what is being said in between screams and barking dogs! A real shame.
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