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wrong. The judge?s stern voice, and stern movements related to his thoughts deeply. Another character whom I found that I respected was Reverend John Hale. I like this Reverend because he came to the realization that he was wrong during the ending acts of the play. Unlike the Judge, he changed not because of popular believe, but more because of his moral instability. I gained respect for them when he tried to convince all the condemned to confess because I of the beliefs that he came to realize; life is more important than anything else. Still yet another man whom I gained the up most of respect for, is John Proctor. He refuses to admit to being a witch even in the face of death. However, he decides that he does not want to die such a useless death and plans to make a false confession. Eventually he made the confession, but he retracts this confession upon hearing that it had been made public and hung above the church door. But he does this to preserve his friends names, into die with a good name himself. Any man can respect this behavior. Death before giving up one’s honor, exemplifies a man from a boy. The actors worked as well in this play as any I have ever seen. Although it was still a play, it merely had a movie theater atmosphere. I found that the sound in the auditorium was magnificent. Every word spoken I could hear with great accuracy and clarity. The comparisons between the play in the movie or very similar and can be seen in the way that the actors worked together. I was never lost any point in this play. The actors and actresses kept the play flowing as smoothly as a piece of ice. Throughout the transition from set to set, the actors remained in tow and never skipped a beat. Although this play with was lengthy, they ended in an as upbeat tone as when they began. The scenery supporting the story wasn’t supreme quality, but it was good enough to explain what was happening in the story. I was still impressed with the quality even though it was obviously of a small budget. The costumes worn by the characters, were far more impressive than I had imagined they would be. The costume designer out did himself when he came to putting the characters into their chronological time setting. Even though Puritan dress is as simple as can be, the simpleness of the costumes made them. They did not try to be too fancy, yet they were just fancy enough to tell the story the way should be told. The overall scenery in costumes was precisely accurate, thus led to the precise telling of the story. The ideas in the play dig deeper than the time period they are told in. The problems with witchcraft still holds true today, even though it is hidden more by today’s society. Many people in today’s world are proud to claim that they are devil worshipers. I personally did not believe in it, and find it to be very wrong. But society accepts it, for what it is worth. People, as a whole, very much differently than they did back then. Any person in today’s culture can openly say that they are a witch without feeling any worries of being arrested, outcasted, or even scolded. Therefore, the ideas in this play can almost be more relevant to today than two-hundred years ago. However it is still different. The question is: if the same repercussions that existed back then still existed in today’s world, would people still be as open to admit that they are involved in witchcraft? Or would they simply be in hiding like they were in the times of the Salem witchcraft trials? Overall, I found my first play at this university to be a treat. I am looking forward my next play that I am able to go see regardless of whether it is an assignment or not. The Crucible was especially enjoyable to see, because of its historical significance. Witchcraft two hundred years ago played an important part in this country, and the way it’s judicial system came to be where it is today. The Crucible, even though it is factual, it is based on truthful information, which is important. The idea behind the teaching of history, is to teach it so that it will not repeat itself. Arthur Miller’s play will remain in history as one of the greatest historical plays ever written.