The Crucible Act Guide - Act-by-act Guide
Act I Act II Act III Act IV

Below is a visual documentation, reproducing and modifying Brecht’s practice of making ‘modelbooks’ to document his productions. You can also see some key sequences presented as short films here.


Act I

Consternation about Betty Parris

The girls conspire and Proctor arrives

The villagers return

Hale arrives and begins his investigation

Hale instigates the denunciations


Act II

At the Proctors’ home

The interrogation of Mary Warren

Hale visits the Proctors

The Arrest of Elizabeth Proctor



The Court proceedings open

The girls appear as witnesses


Act IV

Preparations for execution

The showdown between Elizabeth and Proctor

The end of Proctor


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David Barnett
Professor of Theatre
University of York