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Richard Armitage in The Crucible

About this production

This production of The Crucible was captured by Digital Theatre live at London’s Old Vic theatre. Directed by Yaël Farber and starring Richard Armitage as John Proctor, it enjoyed a sold-out run and received widespread critical acclaim.

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  • 13Video resources
  • 6Written resources

Discover video and written resources to help you teach The Crucible, including lesson activities, contextual guides, and exclusive behind-the-scenes insights into the Old Vic’s multi award-winning production.

The Crucible Lesson Toolkit

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Immerse your students in the world of the play with this engaging practical exercise from The Crucible Lesson Toolkit. 

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Top resource picks

Explore a selection of popular resources to help you teach The Crucible. 

The Crucible Study Guide

Give your students the ultimate introduction to the play’s characters, themes, language and more.

Richard Armitage in Conversation

Richard Armitage discusses his performance as protagonist John Proctor.

The Crucible Practical Guide

Help your students develop key skills in directing, design, acting and more with these practical exercises.

On Acting: Natalie Gavin

In her role as Mary Warren, Natalie Gavin discusses how reaching a state of flow enables a richer, more honest performance.

On Directing: Yaël Farber

Director Yaël Farber explains how she drew on South African theatre practice to introduce physicality to her production of The Crucible.

On Acting: Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage details the physical process and practical research he undertook to play John Proctor.

A Concise Introduction to Arthur Miller

Introduce your students to the life and work of playwright Arthur Miller.

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