‘the crucible’ evaluation: a soggy london revival of miller’s masterpiece
There is a crucible opera. Written by Robert Ward and won the 1962 Pulitzer Prize.
Lindsey Turner's opulent National Theater production of Arthur Miller's
Immortalized His 1953 masterpiece goes from the opening-style choral
folk song to the closing It is full of so many vocals, up to the angelic major chorus.
It could be an opera.Some require dramatic assistance to revive a 69-year-old play,
and this is not one of them.
Turner's decision to "help" the play is evident in her equally operatic visual response.
she and designer Es Devlin transformed the naturalism of Brian Friel's masterpiece Faith Healer at the 250-seat