BRECHT IN PRACTICE
Clips from the Production

Below you will find a list of clickable links to short clips from the production.

 

Act I

Wings: Parris believes that Betty may fly out of the room when he’s gone
Abigail Solo: The production suggests that Abigail genuinely suffered trauma because her parents were murdered before her eyes
Exam: Hale examines Betty with exaggerated gesticulation

 

 

Act II

Mouse No More: A pleasant exchange between Proctor and Elizabeth sours immediately when he finds his instructions have not been heeded
Bedtime: A comic sequence provided by Arthur Miller in which Mary gets in a pickle when it comes to going to bed
Up and Down: Elizabeth finds herself negotiating a complex social dance when Hale arrives
Elizabeth’s Arrest: Elizabeth plays the role of mistress of the house and humble wife on her arrest

 

 

Act III

Giles and Francis: A comic moment when Francis moves to stop Parris answering for him, as Parris previously did for Giles

 

 

Act IV

Forgiveness: Proctor feels the need to gain Elizabeth’s forgiveness when he decides to confess to the false charge of witchcraft
Finale: The final lines of the play show how Hale is still hostile to Elizabeth as a woman and how she responds to this relationship

 


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David Barnett
Professor of Theatre
University of York

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