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2005.02.13

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John

I always thought the reason high schools did not do Death of a Salesman very often was because it required a fairly powerful lead actor, and choosing such an actor might show favoritism.

Jarrett


Exactly. What's more, it requires acting on an emotional level that you just can't expect from high-school students, because the emotional layers are so much more complex. In The Crucible, it's all pretty much there in the dialgue; people say what they mean. Easier for kids to play.

Miss Bliss

Exactly. Hell I was in it in high school. One of the things I've always loved about Crucible being in high schools is it's ability to teach teens about two very important historical moments in a manner that they will actually internalize and understand. At least it has the potential to do that depending on the teacher.

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