'The Crucible' works brilliantly as a Module C 'People and Politics' text but students need to think in terms of dramatic representation. Many images and clips from theatre productions can be used if it proves impossible to see a performance of the play itself. It raises awareness of how the play can be presented onstage. Extracts from the film version need to be used judiciously in ways that enhance personal response and interpretation of characters and political situations.
Some excellent poems and speeches can be used as related texts including the poem 'If We Must Die' by Claude McKay. Political motivations and actions should be evaluated when examining the complex and layered relationships between people and politics.
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