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The crucible : mimeographed typescript

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0809

Content Description

Original rehearsal script from the first production of Miller's classic play, first produced by Kermit Bloomgarden in New York, 1953. This text shows several textual discrepancies with the published text. It appears to be an intermediate state of the play, with the excised scene of Abigail and Proctor in the woods already deleted. A series of small corrections to the text have been made in red pencil in an unknown hand.


  • Creation: 1952-1953


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

Arthur Miller (1915-2005)

The American dramatist, writer, and essayist Arthur Miller was born October 17, 1915, in New York City. Some of his best known plays include All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), and The Crucible (1953). Miller also wrote and produced The Misfits (1961), which starred his then wife Marilyn Monroe. Miller died on February 10, 2005, of heart failure.

Contemporary Authors Onlinee, s.v. “Miller, Arthur,” Biography Resource Center, (accessed October 31, 2007).


1 item (110 pages)


One mimeographed playscript of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." Original rehearsal script from the first production of Miller's play.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, October 2007.

Related Materials

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts. MSS 0484, Richard Hoffman Arthur Miller Collection, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 53, F0809: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Processing Information

Processed by Kate Hand, October 2007. Encoded by Kate Hand, October 2007. Further encoded by George Apodaca, November 2015.

Finding aid for The crucible : mimeographed typescript
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2007 October 31
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Part of the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Repository

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